A recent review of breastfeeding rates at one and four months postpartum
in mothers who gave birth at BFHI (Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative) hospitals reveals the initiative has
little impact on overall breastfeeding rates.
There is no definitive answer to this question. Some women ovulate
within a few weeks of giving birth and other women don’t ovulate for
more than one year.
You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period.
An egg is released (ovulation) before your period starts. Some women
have reported conceiving the first month after giving birth before
having their first postpartum menstrual period.
Despite smaller patient numbers and secluded environments, neonatal
intensive care units (NICU) are not the best places for breastfeeding
mothers, according to a new study from researchers at the Frances Payne
Bolton School of Nursing.
Just because labor is over and you’re holding the cutest baby on earth
doesn’t mean the pain of pregnancy is over. Pregnancy and labor pains
are taken over by postpartum pains almost immediately after giving
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-induced condition that typically causes a
dangerous rise in blood pressure. After birth, the risk of complications
associated with the pregnancy-induced condition is thought to be
resolved, but that may not be the case.
The postpartum period can be a confusing time for some women in terms of pregnancy prevention. Breastfeeding can lengthen the time between birth and first menstrual cycle, but ovulation may occur before that first cycle, increasing the risk of pregnancy during the immediate postpartum period.
I’ve heard of pregnant women telling people to hold off for an entire
month before coming in troops to check out the little one. As it turns
out, turning people away might be an excellent idea.
A baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a baby or child by presenting gifts at a party. The gifts are usually for the baby, the mother, and or the father. The term "shower" is often assumed to mean that the expectant mother is "showered" with gifts.
Few people talk about the healing time your body will need after birth, but you should make sure you take the time to let it heal. Birth will take its toll, and you’ll probably be sore from head to toe afterwards.
It’s perfectly normal for your breasts to be especially large and tender right after your birth. However, there is another fairly common condition you might be experiencing if your breasts feel hard, swollen, and uncomfortable. In this case, you’re likely engorged.
Many women are discharged from the hospital after birth based on insurance or hospital protocol. As long as mom and baby are healthy and ready physically to return home, the discharge is ordered.
The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests at least six months of
breastfeeding to ensure optimal health and well-being for every infant,
though a small percentage of mothers breastfeed for this length of time.
After giving birth, women often report having lower sexual interest.
It is often accepted as just being a part of giving birth and moving
from pregnant woman to new mom. The revelation could help women feel less negative about looming sexual interest.
Infant massages actually have countless benefits. While your baby doesn’t have knots in his back from stress at work or strained muscles from a long jog, a massage can do a lot to relax your baby.
Assuming you don’t need a cesarean section, delivering your baby will be one of the most strenuous and tiresome experiences you will ever go through. No matter how much you mentally and physically prepare for the big day, your body will be strained.
Health professionals working with women in the post-partum period should ask about symptoms of incontinence to ensure assistance is offered to those experiencing urinary incontinence
Immediate birth control is a choice many women in western cultures
choose to prevent pregnancy in the months and years after giving birth,
but birth control pills and other similar options are not always
available to women in other countries.
Let’s face it – the umbilical stump is gross. Yes, seeing your baby all slimy right after birth is a magical moment. It’s natural and you feel a special connection with him or her, so you can easily look past the otherwise grotesqueness of the situation.
All women, no matter who they are, go through the same general
process after labor, as long as the birth was uneventful from a medical
perspective. The cord is clamped and cut and baby is placed on your
Barring any complications
during labor and delivery, infants are allowed and encouraged to stay
in the room with mom during the entire hospital stay. Having baby nearby
is crucial to early bonding and breastfeeding, if applicable.
Before the time comes to rush off to the hospital, you need to think
about preparing for labor, not just packing for your hospital stay.
Although the details of the research is limited, a new study out of
Gujarat, India shows a direct connection between socioeconomic status
and medical care sought and received by pregnant women and newborns.
You probably feel that there is no way that you can become pregnant
again right after having a baby. You will be surprised to learn that
pregnancy right after you give birth is not as farfetched as you
All about methylergonovine and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?
According to the Neonatal Resuscitation program, doctors should delay umbilical cord clamping a minimum of one minute if no immediate medical attention is needed
For the first six to eight weeks after giving birth to my first, second,
third and fourth children, I did not want ANYTHING to do with sex.
Breastfeeding provides many benefits to
babies and mothers.
According to a study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality,
additional education can reduce the risk and occurrence of adverse
outcomes during and after pregnancy.
Selma Blair, 39, best known for her roles in 90’s classics like Cruel
Intentions, is not holding anything back about her new role as a mother.
The star and mother of 4-month old Arthur Saint, became an instant
fan-favorite of mothers everywhere after candidly opening up about her
postpartum hair loss.