postpartum

Breastfeeding: Breast Milk Nutrition and Benefits

Breastfeeding provides many benefits to both baby and mother, and it is such a valuable tool for both the mother and her baby. ... read more »

Dr. Amos' Pregnancy Book

Read Dr. Amos' eBook about pregnancy, fertility, trying to get pregnant, and the postpartum period. Everything you need to know! ... read more »

Breastfeeding Guide

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. ... read more »

After Delivery: Risk of Clots, Stroke, Heart Attack

All women are at higher risk of stroke than men and that risk is especially high during and months after pregnancy. ... 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 & 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 »

Newborn and Baby: Month 2

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. ... read more »

Eating Placenta Capsules

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. ... 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 »

Your Fitness During and After Pregnancy

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? ... 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 »

Baby Shower 101

A baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a baby by presenting gifts at a party. ... 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 »

Too Many Women Skip Postpartum Visit; Insurance Matters

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. ... 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 »

Prenatal Antenatal Birthing Pregnancy Childbirth Education Class

This pregnancy guide has everything you need to know from conception to postpartum: pregnancy basics, labor, birth, parenting, breastfeeding, nutrition, safety concerns, and more. ... read more »

Postpartum and Postbirth Guide: The Fourth Trimester

The postbirth period is usually a happy time but it can also be stressful, and possibly dangerous. ... 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 »

How to Keep up Romance With a Newborn Baby

To keep the romance in your relationship after a newborn baby arrives, one must change the notion of romance. ... 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 »

Postpartum Complications and Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-induced condition that causes a dangerous rise in blood pressure. ... read more »

Can You Take A Bath After You Give Birth?

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. ... 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 »

US Army Enlists New Breastfeeding Policy

On September 29, the US Army became the final military branch to implement a breastfeeding policy for new mothers in the Army. ... read more »

New Mom Serena Williams Set To Play Wimbledon Finals After Serious Postpartum Complications

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. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant Before I Have My First Postpartum Period?

You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period. ... read more »

Overcoming Sleep Deprivation

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. ... 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 »

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 »

Can Cabbage Help Postpartum Breast Engorgement?

A study showed that the use of cabbage leaves may help women to keep breastfeeding after birth and also that it decreases engorgement. ... 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 »

Chest pain in pregnancy and postpartum postbirth

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. ... read more »

Postpartum Postbirth Fever Endometritis Sepsis

Endometritis is an infection of the uterus, the uterine lining, myometrium, and/or parametrium. Postpartum endometritis is an infection of the uterus after delivery. ... read more »

Breastfeeding FAQs

Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. Learn the basics here! ... 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-Weight Study: 9 Months On, 9 Months Off Recommended

New research suggests that a woman's weight one year after delivery is a strong predictor of her health 15 years in the future. ... read more »

What Can I Expect During My Pregnancy?

Many women wonder what they can expect during pregnancy. This is especially true of first-time mothers. Changes during pregnancy are physical and emotional. ... read more »

Ten Tips To Reduce Stress During the Postpartum Period

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. ... 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 »

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