Postpartum-Postbirth

Berkeley Mothers Sound Off: Grandmas in Delivery Room

Many grandparents expect to be an active participant in the birth and care of a newborn, but how soon, how much, and for how long can be touchy subjects. ... read more »

Diastasis Recti and Pregnancy Abdominal Muscle Separation

Diastasis of the recti abdominal muscle (DRAM) separation is a separation between the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscle, which covers the front surface of the abdomen. ... read more »

Common Postpartum (Postbirth) Problems

Postpartum issues can arise during the recovery period and often require more attention. ... read more »

Postpartum or Postbirth Complication Evaluation

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

Postpartum Thyroiditis

The thyroid plays an important role in the development of the growing fetus. But proper thyroid hormone levels also help to minimize the chance of any thyroid complications after delivery. ... read more »

Postpartum Hemorrhoids

As many as half of all pregnant women get hemorrhoids during pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester. Find out the causes of hemorrhoids and ways to treat them and ease discomfort. ... 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 »

Cesarean Section: Postpartum Incision Care

After a baby is born via a C-section, mom will have a wound that must heal. While you may not wish for a Cesarean section (C-section), sometimes health issues or risks to you and your baby make it necessary. ... read more »

Postpartum Hemorrhage and Bleeding

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

Treating 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 »

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 »

Common Postpartum Problems: Pelvic Prolapse

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

Postpartum Backache

Lower backache after pregnancy is just as common as lower backache during pregnancy and is associated with many of the same issues such as the hormone relaxin, physical exertion and bad posture. ... read more »

The Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

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

How to Get Your Body Back in Shape After Pregnancy

Gaining weight during pregnancy is normal, and so is getting back into shape. ... 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 »

Postpartum Sex: When You Should Do it Again

Do you really have to wait six weeks after delivery to resume sex? ... read more »

Postpartum Breast Engorgement

Just after giving birth, your body naturally begins to prepare for breastfeeding. During this time, breast engorgement can occur and your breasts may swell to sizes you can't believe and they may feel as hard as a rock. ... read more »

Kegel and Pelvic Floor Exercises

A Kegel exercise is named after Dr.Arnold Kegel, who invented the "Perineometer". Kegel exercises consist of contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvioc floor (sometimes called the "Kegel muscles"). ... read more »

Bloodshot Eyes, Pospartum

Bloodshot eyes after labor are not uncommon. If you look like you just finished up a major boxing match, your body may just be reacting to labor. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

35,000 UK Women Suffer Postpartum Depression Alone

In some countries, postpartum depression (PPD) is under-reported and under-recognized. According to a recent report, the United Kingdom is one of those countries. Experts reveal more than 35,000 women suffer from the condition and do so in complete silence. ... read more »

Baby Brain: Real or Imagined?

Baby brain is a common term used to describe mental changes to thinking and memory that occur during pregnancy and early parenthood. ... read more »

Special Follow-Up Care for Low Birth Weight Infants

Being born low birth weight is often associated with prematurity. If your infant was born full term with no complications, but weighed less than 5.5 pounds, the term low birth weight may be used, but special care considerations and programs will not apply, in most cases. ... read more »

Chicken Pox (Varicella) Vaccination

Chicken pox was once considered a rite of passage for children, but the varicella vaccine has reduced the number of children suffering from the disease. ... read more »

Hospital Care of Small for Gestational Age Infants

Small for gestational age is a medical term used to describe the weightand gestational age of an infant. Just because an infant is small forgestational age doesn't mean extra care is needed or that the infantwill have long-term medical issues. ... read more »

Common Postpartum Problems: Episiotomy Issues

If you received a small incision in your perineum while giving birth, this procedure is called an episiotomy. It is sometimes necessary in order to make more room for your baby during delivery. ... read more »

Beyond Kegel: Regaining Control After Childbirth

Pregnancy may last nine months but its lingering effects on the body can last years. Many women experience loss of bladder control during pregnancy as the weight of the baby presses down on the bladder and other tissue of the pelvic floor. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Natural Ways to 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 »

Hospital Care for Low Birth Weight Infants

If during the ultrasound an infant is deemed smaller than they should be for gestational age, special attention may be paid to infant size for the duration of the pregnancy. ... read more »

Bipolar Disorder Risk and Postpartum Problems

Postpartum depression or baby blues is considered a common occurrencethat many women suffer from after birth, but that doesn't mean womenshouldn't seek care to treat the condition. ... 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 »

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 »

Pages