Tagged with 'Health/Wellness'

Episiotomy Care

An episiotomy can be very painful. Learn how to care for your body in the weeks after childbirth.

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Challenges of New Motherhood and Postpartum Depression

There is nothing easy about having a newborn baby! Being a new mom is hard, no matter how “easy” others around you (or those you might see on the internet) make it look.

Here are some reasons that new motherhood can be so challenging. 

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What to Know About Bowel Movements After Birth

It’s true that the first poop after birth can be daunting. Unfortunately, postpartum constipation is a common ailment, even among women with no history of bowel issues. Sluggish bowels can result from many factors all occurring at the same time. It may help to have a few tools and strategies on hand to help keep your stool healthy and optimize your setup.

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Recovery After Birth From Day One

Whether you’ve just experienced a cesarean or a vaginal delivery, there is a lot to consider as you settle into your own postpartum care and recovery. There is so much to learn about your new baby and your postpartum body, and it can be hard to know who to ask or where to turn for accurate information and advice. Here’s what you can do to stay comfortable and kick-start the healing process, right from day one. 

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Baby’s First Doctor Visit

Newborn babies should have their first doctor's appointment with their pediatrician within one to two days of coming home from the hospital, or within 24 hours of being born via home birth. Here's what you can expect at that first appointment.

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8 Ways to Treat Postpartum Edema

Postpartum edema, or postpartum swelling, is caused by an excess amount of fluid remaining in the body tissue after childbirth. 

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Getting to Know Your Pregnancy Hormones

Women experience the most extreme hormonal shifts of their lives during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. While this is the body’s natural reaction to creating another life, there are certain things you can do to help combat the hormone-driven highs and lows.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse After Childbirth: What to Know

Pelvic organ prolapse is an umbrella term for the downward descent of pelvic organs (bladder, rectum, and/or uterus). Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when there is a weakness in the supporting structures of the vaginal walls. The bulge a person with a prolapse might feel is the bladder, rectum, or uterus putting pressure on a weakened or thinned vaginal wall.

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Medical Benefits of C-Section Bandages

A c-section can be an amazing, essential, and even life-saving delivery option, and in many cases, they improve the safety and wellbeing of women and babies. With the right tools in your recovery kit, you can protect your incision site wound, encourage healing, and minimize your scar tissue with a simple bandage system as you navigate life with a newborn.  

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