If you’ve ever searched online for “postpartum” chances are you were given a list of sites explaining postpartum depression. The postpartum period is about waaaaaay more than just depression.

Pregnancy is made up of three trimesters and each comes with its symptoms, including physical and physiological changes. Knowing your bodily changes will help you understand and prepare yourself for what you may experience each trimester as well as how best to deal with it.

Pregnancy is a labyrinth, especially for new moms. Fortunately, with enough preparation, this ordeal can be an exciting phase to cherish. Here is a mishmash of uncommon things you ought to know if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant anytime soon.

Most people are familiar with postpartum depression, but postpartum anxiety can be just as disabling if it’s not caught and can lead to lifelong mental health battles if it’s left untreated.

Postpartum depression is an intricate blend of emotional, physical, and behavioral changes that occur after giving birth. While PPD might seem inevitable, pregnant and new moms can take the following measures to prevent or lower the risk.

All mothers, especially new mothers-to-be, should pay serious attention to their health before, during, and after pregnancy. Postpartum Preeclampsia is a rare condition characterized by high blood pressure and high protein levels in your urine shortly after childbirth.

It’s no secret that we are living in a worrying, stressful, and confusing time. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shaken the world and changed pretty much everything, piling a lot of stress and pressure on new moms and their families.

After childbirth, some fluid remains in the body tissue. These fluids, when in excess, results in a condition known as edema. Edema leads to weight gain, swollen ankles, hands, or feet.

Bringing new life into the world isn’t easy. Certainly not so when there’s also a pandemic happening. Despite the relentless coronavirus, the birth of a new child is still a beautiful occasion.

The admiration and respect for mothers has been more than hard-earned, and the beauty about how we perceive our moms seems to be a natural order of things. Mothers just know how to turn adversity into victory, tears of sadness into tears of joy, and a divided family into a united front.

If you’re pregnant, especially if you’re expecting your first baby, now is a great time to travel! Traveling after the baby's arrival is much more complicated, as you’ll have to bring a whole arsenal of baby gear with you and expect everything to take longer than you’re used to.
Bringing a new baby into the world is a monumental change for families, especially if you already have a young child at home.
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