C-Section Recovery: Your Complete Guide to Postpartum Care

If you have never had a C-section before, it is easy to think that it is the easy way out when it comes to giving birth. Nothing could be further from the truth. A C-section is indeed major surgery and requires special care and attention during the entire recovery process.If you are preparing for a C-section delivery you need to […]

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Postpartum Back Pain: Soothe and Recover

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One of the most common complaints during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester, is suffering from lower back pain. Most of the time women suffer silently. They attribute this pain to their expanding hips, weight gain, and weakening abdominal muscles. This makes it harder to carry the extra weight that puts a strain on our backs and joints. Hormonal changes […]

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Postpartum OCD and Psychosis: What is it, and How to Manage It

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Postpartum OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), is a mental illness that affects a small number of women (less than 5%) postpartum, but is a very serious condition that all women should be aware of before giving birth.The postpartum period refers to the first 2-3 months after a woman delivers a baby. During this period, it is very common for women to […]

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Postpartum Insomnia: 10 Simple Tips to Reclaim Some Blissful Sack Time

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I remember thinking more times than I can count after my first baby was born “If he would sleep through the night just once I could finally catch up on some sleep!” and then, when he finally did, I couldn’t sleep at all!I was tossing and turning all night, getting up multiple times, unable to fall back to sleep after […]

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Postpartum Rash: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

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Having itchy skin and a rash that appears as small bumps during and after pregnancy is a common complaint in women. This is usually referred to as PUPPS rash and is scientifically called Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy.Sounds pretty hideous huh?This pre and postpartum rash occurs in 1% of pregnancies. It doesn’t do any harm to the mother […]

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Don’t Worry, it Really is Just Postpartum Hormones

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Many women expect childbirth to be one of the happiest and most magical times of their lives, and it usually is for the first few days.  But as you settle in you may start to feel down, irritable and most certainly tired… Which can also lead to guilt.  This is not uncommon and you are not alone if you are […]

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Postpartum Edema: 6 Easy Swelling Reduction Tips

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Most women experienced Edema, or swelling, during their pregnancy, in their hands, feet, ankles, calfs, and face, but few realize that swelling is a postpartum symptom that can cause discomfort as well.Luckily, swelling post baby usually only lasts for about a week and will be one of the last things on your mind as you are caring for your newborn.There […]

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