The first 12 weeks after birth, although amazing and joyous, can also be an extremely overwhelming and frustrating time when it comes to how your body heals and gets back to “normal”.  The sooner you can work on proactive and preventative ways to help your body heal, the less of a chance you have to develop common ailments many birthing people encounter.

Following my C-section, my body just didn’t feel “together”. The struggle with getting my body to feel and look normal was daunting. One thing that helped me feel more confident was wearing a postpartum belt, which is why I recommend that my patients purchase one and add it to the list of “must-haves” for their hospital delivery bags.

Pregnancy brings with it a series of aches and ailments, but there’s one pregnancy side effect that not many people discuss: allergies. From scratchy throats, to runny noses, to coughs and asthma, these new allergies can vary in severity.
Childbirth is a natural part of creation, and biological women alone are able and privileged to experience this phenomenal feat of bringing new life into the world. The natural process of giving birth is truly remarkable, however, medical intervention became a necessity to reduce infant mortality rates.
Your first few weeks and months of delivery can be quite challenging, and you need several strong support systems around you to make things easier. Getting help from the right people and at the right time helps improve your well-being for successful parenting life.
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.

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.

Certainly, being a parent has its own challenges, but postpartum ups and downs can at times go way beyond what is expected or normal and cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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.

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