Giving birth to a new baby is usually a time of joy and celebration. Who hasn’t seen commercials of happy, smiling moms doting over a newborn baby? Yet, there’s a darker side of giving birth that you don’t hear as much about. Postpartum depression is a potentially serious condition that is often swept under the carpet. In fact, most people don’t understand or harbor certain … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Facts about Postpartum Depression You Need to Know
Contraceptives after Birth: What Are Your Options? After giving birth, it’s time think about what form of contraception to use to prevent future pregnancies. The time until you’re fertile again and able get pregnant is variable, but it’s not likely that you’ll be able to conceive again until your baby is at least 3 weeks old. Still, you need to be ready when your fertility … [Read more...] about Contraceptives after Birth: What Are Your Options?
Tips for Losing Pregnancy Weight After giving birth and welcoming our new baby into the world, you have so many things to do and think about! Your first priority, of course, is keeping your new family member happy, but your thoughts also turn to losing that pregnancy weight. How long it takes for you to lose the extra weight you gained during pregnancy will depend … [Read more...] about Tips for Losing Pregnancy Weight
Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural way to provide your baby with the nutrition they need to have the best start at life. While your baby is born with some instincts as to feeding, this doesn’t mean the breastfeeding process is painless (far from it, usually) or without its own pitfalls and hang-ups. But if you’ve got breastfeeding problems, the good news is, there is … [Read more...] about The Most Common Breastfeeding Problems SOLVED
3 Benefits of Doing Kegels During and After Pregnancy You might have heard the term “Kegels” and wondered what they are. Kegels are exercises that strengthen your pelvic muscles, the muscles that support your bladder, and uterus. These muscles also support the opening that leads from your urinary tract to the outside world, called the urethra. Kegel exercises were … [Read more...] about 3 Benefits of Doing Kegels During and After Pregnancy