postpartum

Serena Williams' 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Breastfeeding FAQs

Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. Learn the basics here! ... 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 »

Losing Baby Fat Quickly After Delivery

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. ... read more »

My Postpartum, Part 1

I stare down at her and I am filled with fury. Fury that she has wrecked my world. Despair, because I have to live in this hellish new reality. Resentful, that she needs me so much. ... read more »

My Postpartum, Part 2

I am finally in love with mothering. Finally. Finally. It's been 14 months since my daughter was born and it is only now that I can say I enjoy and embrace my role as a mother. Only now. ... read more »

Your New Baby and the Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2013. Americans have many questions, including how the act affects pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn coverage. ... 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 »

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