Mamas in the Know Blog

Postpartum Exercise Tips for New Moms

Ready to return to fitness after having a baby? Dr. Samantha Spencer shares how to ease back in safely, and what symptoms to keep an eye out for. In general, it's recommended for new moms to wait about 6-8 weeks postpartum to allow early healing to take place, and then to gradually build back up to their desired intensity. 

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C-Section Scar Care and Treatment Guide

Over 30% of births are cesarean deliveries. So even though they're fairly common and generally safe, unlike a vaginal delivery, they are still a major surgical procedure. Here are some tips on how to take care of your c-section incision and care for your scar. 

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Your Guide to Intimacy and Sex After Birth

Sex is a significant part of our intimate relationships, and you might be wondering how all of this works after having a baby. Will it hurt? Will I even want to? Will it feel different for my partner? What will happen to our relationship? Here's what you can expect, as well as some expert advice on intimacy and sex after birth. 

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Maintaining Pelvic Health Postpartum

Carrying and birthing a baby affects the pelvic floor and its functions. Here are some of the things many moms experience, and ways to treat or improve any symptoms you may experience during postpartum. 

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How to Manage Postpartum Incontinence

Trampolines. Belly laughs with a friend. Allergy season. Jumping jacks. 

What do all these things have in common? They place a large amount of stress on the pelvic floor, and many postpartum women report leaking urine with these activities. 

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16 Breastfeeding Superfoods

A new baby can mean less time to spend on you. Between changing diapers and breastfeeding the little one, it is easy to forget to feed yourself. Remember taking care of yourself is most important so that you’re energized and ready to take on the tasks that life throws at you with a new baby at home.

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Being aware of all types of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) along with their risk factors is essential to new and expecting mothers. Expecting women should discuss these risk factors with their OB/GYN and formulate a tentative plan prior to childbirth.

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How to Store and Freeze Breast Milk

Many new moms find it difficult to keep up with breastfeeding when they return to work or school as their schedules get more and more packed. Beyond getting a breast pump and planning out a pumping schedule, you might wonder about breast milk storage during the day. We are here to help you lay out a plan!

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How to Recover from a C-Section

Here's what you can expect following a cesarean section; including 5 tips for speeding up the recovery process and some guidelines for how to best take care of your body.

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