This pregnancy guide has everything you need to know from conception to postpartum: pregnancy basics, labor, birth, parenting, breastfeeding, nutrition, safety concerns, and more.
The postbirth period is usually a happy time but it can also be stressful, and possibly dangerous.
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.
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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.
To keep the romance in your relationship after a newborn baby arrives, one must change the notion of romance.
Learning how to breastfeed will take some preparation, but you can get off to a successful start by learning the basics. This breastfeeding guide will show you how to start a beautiful and bonding experience.
A baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a baby by presenting gifts at a party.
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).
Experiencing postpartum discomfort isn't unusual, though the severity of discomfort you feel will depend on the type of delivery you had.
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!
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-induced condition that causes a dangerous rise in blood pressure.
The medical community recommends all women make and keep an appointment to see their obstetricians within six weeks after delivery and to see a primary care physician within the first year.
While most existing data on postpartum placental consumption is anecdotal and not scientific, there are many cultures who view placental ingestion as an essential part of the postpartum period.
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.
Those first few weeks of motherhood fly by and you were expecting to be happy about your newly arrived bundle of joy, but instead you feel sad and down.
Few people talk about the healing time your body will need after birth because the focus tends to go all to your adorable new baby, but you need to 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.
Postpartum visits are different from patient to patient depending on the type of delivery and any complications from it.
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
On September 29, the US Army became the final military branch to implement a breastfeeding policy for new mothers in the Army.
Just 10 months after giving birth to her baby daughter, new mom Serena Williams is set to play the final game in Wimbledon. Williams had a grueling labor and delivery, and life-threatening postpartum complications.
Gaining weight during pregnancy is part of a normal pregnancy, and after pregnancy, but it's important to get back into shape.
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.
You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period.
While the baby may spend the majority of the day sleeping off and on, moms and dads tend to use that time to clean up around the house, cook and spend time with each other and their other children. But using those precious moments to sleep when your baby is sleeping is vital.
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.
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.
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.
Uterine, bladder, and rectum prolapse can happen after a woman has a baby.
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?
A study showed that the use of cabbage leaves may help women to keep breastfeeding after birth and also that it decreases engorgement.
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?
Chest pain during and after pregnancy can be normal or a serious indication of a life-threatening problem. Any chest pain during pregnancy, postpartum and postbirth must be checked as quickly as possible to prevent and treat potential complications.
Endometritis is an infection of the uterus, the uterine lining, myometrium, and/or parametrium. Postpartum endometritis is an infection of the uterus after delivery.
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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.
New research suggests that a woman's weight one year after delivery is a strong predictor of her health 15 years in the future.
You will have a lot on your plate with the newborn, your recovery, and trying to get back to that pre-pregnancy body, so what sort of post-partum fitness routine should you look to?
Many women wonder what they can expect during pregnancy. This is especially true of first-time mothers. Changes during pregnancy are physical and emotional.
Ask for what you need. This is often difficult for new parents, but if friends and family offer to help, ask them for specific favors.
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.
During pregnancy, the female body stores fat for later use. This is natural and in place in order to ensure there is enough fat on the female body to maintain lactation after the baby is born.
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.
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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.
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