Tagged with 'Health/Wellness'

What to Know About Birth, Breastfeeding, and Your Period

After almost a year without a period, you might be wondering when Aunt Flo is going to drop in. Will she call ahead and let you know she’s coming, or will she just show up unannounced? Will your usual tampon/pad/cup routine do the trick, or should you stock up on something different? From cramps to cups, things might be different after pregnancy and birth. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions about postpartum periods and offer a few solutions along the way.

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How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

You can take a pregnancy test anytime you’d like to, even if you’re not pregnant! But, as we discuss in this article, there are optimal windows for taking home pregnancy tests to ensure that you get the most accurate results.

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Why Breastfeeding is Beneficial for Moms and Babies

Whether you’re nursing your baby or providing them pumped breast milk, breastfeeding is beneficial for moms and babies. IBCLC Ashley Georgakopoulos shares what those benefits are, and some of them last a lifetime. 

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COVID-19 Vaccines During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding

With an overwhelming amount of information and assumptions about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines circulating, it may be difficult to decipher facts from opinions during the pandemic. Understandably, many new and expectant moms have questions. We’ve worked with leading medical experts to gather answers from sources you can trust. 

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Medications & CBD While Breastfeeding: Get the Facts on What’s Safe

The majority of breastfeeding moms take at least one medication while nursing. If you are breastfeeding and/or pumping, it’s really important to check that all medications and supplements you take are safe and compatible with breastfeeding. 

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Best Foods To Eat While Breastfeeding and Pumping

New moms are so busy prioritizing the care of their newborn that they often overlook taking care of themselves, however, taking care of yourself and eating the right foods will impact your baby's health too. IBCLC Dr. Jessica Madden shares what moms should eat (and avoid) while producing breast milk. 

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Why Did the Color of My Breast Milk Change?

Our bodies are fascinating wonders, and one of the mysteries is how things we touch and taste can change how we look, as well as the look of things our bodies produce. And it should come as no surprise, breast milk is no exception to that rule. As with most things, the reasons behind breast milk changes color are multi-faceted and unique to each mom. But there are some things to remember when you are trying to decide what’s normal, and what isn’t.

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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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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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