Postpartum-Postbirth

Revisit Courtship to Rekindle After-Baby Sexual Flames

One topic that often weighs on the minds of parents of a newborn is sex. Psychotherapist Esther Perel urges new parents to expand a “narrow definition of what sex is” at this turning point in life. ... read more »

Many New Moms Suffer From Postpartum Depression

At least 80% of all new mothers suffer from postpartum blues. The symptoms of the blues include feelings of sadness and a lack of energy. ... read more »

The Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Evaluation

Postpartum depression is different from baby blues. When a woman suffers from postpartum depression, her feelings of depression may be deeper and more noticeable.  ... read more »

Postpartum Postbirth Complications

Postpartum or Postbirth is a time period after delivery that officially lasts 6 weeks but it can also last up to a year. This time period is usually a happy time for most women but it also can be stressful and even dangerous and life-threatening with many potential complications for the mother. ... read more »

Postpartum, Postbirth & Baby

Now that your pregnancy is over you likely will have more questions about the postpartum time and the baby. Read on for answers to your postpartum questions! ... read more »

Weight Loss and Exercise Post-Delivery

Weight loss and exercise post delivery. How soon can you start working out, dieting and so on and is it a myth that you have to wait until your first 6-week checkup? ... read more »

Postpartum Hemorrhoids

As many as half of all pregnant women get hemorrhoids during pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester. If you have had hemorrhoids prior to getting pregnant, you are more likely to develop them during pregnancy. ... read more »

Postpartum Constipation

Your postpartum constipation may be temporary if you hadn't eaten anyfood for a day or two before giving birth. After all, if there is nofood in your digestive tract, nothing can come out. ... read more »

Depression During and After Pregnancy

Many women express surprise that pregnancy symptoms aren't what they'd expected. Some express surprise at frequent nosebleeds, fuller hair, trouble sleeping, and other incidents never before experienced or anticipated. ... read more »

When Will First Postpartum Menstrual Period Come?

You had your baby and now you are wondering when to expect your next menstrual period. When will you bleed the first time after the delivery? ... read more »

How to Deal with Postpartum Breast Engorgement

It is normal for your breasts to become larger and feel heavy, warmer and uncomfortable when your milk increases in quantity ('comes in') 2-6 days after birth. This rarely lasts more than 24 hours. ... read more »

How to Get Your Body Back in Shape After Pregnancy

Gaining weight during pregnancy is part of a normal pregnancy, and after pregnancy, but it's important to get back into shape. ... read more »

Common Postpartum Postbirth Problems

Postpartum issues can arise during the recovery period. While most of the issues are normal and nothing to be concerned about, others may require more attention and care. ... read more »

Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

Although many pregnant women experience stress incontinence during the latter trimester of their pregnancies when the fetus begins to weigh heavier and drops into the pelvic cavity, there is no way ... read more »

Postpartum or Postbirth Complications Quiz

What are the dangers of the postpartum and postbirth period? ... read more »

What Happens at the First 6-Week Postpartum Visit?

Postpartum visits are different from patient to patient depending on the type of delivery and any complications from it. ... read more »

Follow-Up Care for Babies With Macrosomia

Patients who've given birth to an infant with macrosomia may think the medical concerns are over once discharged from the hospital, but that's not the case. Immediately after birth, the infant and mother are screened for diabetes. ... read more »

Common Postpartum Problems: Pelvic Prolapse

Uterine, bladder, and rectum prolapse can happen after a woman has a baby. ... read more »

Losing The Baby Weight

No matter how much weight is gained or how healthy the woman has been eating, there will be at least a few pounds left over after the baby is born. ... read more »

Postpartum Exercise: What Is Safe?

If you want to start postpartum exerces right after delivery, you can go ahead as long as you feel OK and there are no contraindications. ... read more »

Postpartum Hemorrhage and Bleeding

It is normal to experience some postpartum bleeding (bleeding after delivery) in the weeks or months following birth. However, some women may experience more than usual postpartum bleeding following delivery, and the medical term for more than usual bleeding is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). ... read more »

Common Postpartum Problems: Painful Sex After Pregnancy

Experiencing postpartum discomfort isn't unusual, though the severity of discomfort you feel will depend on the type of delivery you had. ... read more »

Cord Blood Banking

What is cord blood banking and how can it help me and my baby? ... read more »

Common Postpartum Problems: Losing Pregnancy Weight

If you've gained upwards of 20 pounds or more during your pregnancy,don't fret. Most women lose half of that by the six-week mark withouteven trying. And if you follow a healthy lifestyle, the rest will comeoff as well. ... read more »

Breast Infections: Mastitis

Breast infections (also known as mastitis) are most common in the period up to six weeks after birth, but they can happen as long as you are nursing. ... read more »

The Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Differentiate between postpartum blues versus serious depression . ... read more »

Postpartum Sex: When to Do it Again

Does a woman really have to wait six weeks after delivery to resume sex? Can you do it earlier? What about if you want to wait longer than six weeks postpartum? ... read more »

Perineal Soreness

Many women experience perineal soreness, pain around the vagina and rectum, after giving birth. Perineal soreness is common, especially if you gave birth vaginally. ... read more »

Incision pain and redness postpartum and postbirth

After a baby is born via a cesarean sectionn, the result is a wound that must heal. Pain and itching are common during this healing process, but severe pain and redness need to be checked to ensure it is healing well. ... read more »

Where Did My Period Go?

For about six weeks after the giving birth, the woman will pass lochia (pospartum discharge from the vagina). Lochia is a mixture of placental tissue, blood and mucus. ... read more »

Baby Blues Symptoms and Postpartum Depression

Suffering from a brief bout of mild depression is common for women who have just given birth. Some women will fight through the depression and come out within a few weeks feeling better than ever before. Other women will suffer from baby blues symptoms that lead to a deeper more clinical-style depression. ... read more »

Strive for 27 When Losing After-Baby Weight

The number 27 represents a healthy waist measurement for adult women, according to Dr. James Cerhan, an epidemiologist and lead author of the Mayo study. ... read more »

Kangaroo Care

There is nothing more important than skin to skin contact between mother and child, according to the March of Dimes and other supporters of pregnancy and infant health. ... read more »

Phone Chats, Shared Experiences Help New Moms Overcome Postpartum Depression

As many as four out of every 25 new mothers experience postpartum depression following the birth of a baby. A recent study brings the good news of a chemical-free solution to baby blues. ... read more »

How Men Feel About Paternity Leave

Daniel Murphy missed the first two games of the season to be at home during the birth of his son. Murphy’s teammates and team manager stood by him in his decision to put family first. ... read more »

What Happens After the Baby is Born?

Once the baby has moved through the birth canal and out of the vagina, the labor process is almost over. However, a few more contractions are needed to detach the uterus and push out the placenta. ... read more »

Bowel Movement Difficulties, Pospartum

Passing that first bowel movement after labor can be very difficult for some women. Bowel movement difficulties after birth can be associated with both physical and mental reactions. ... read more »

What is Macrosomia?

Macrosomia is the term used to define an infant that measures more than 8 pounds 13 ounces or 4000 grams (4 kg) at birth. Macrosomia is only definitively determined after birth. ... read more »