Postpartum Edema

postpartum edema

Most women experienced edema, or swelling, during their pregnancy, in their hands, feet, ankles, calfs, and face, but few realize that swelling is a postpartum symptom that can cause discomfort as well. Luckily, swelling post baby usually only lasts for about a week and will be one of the last things on your mind as you are caring for your […]

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Postpartum Acne: How to Get the Pregnancy Glow Back

postpartum acne

One of the best parts of being pregnant was the radiant, glowing skin. This was caused by the influx of hormones that affected your skin, making it more oily and shiny. Another factor that contributed to the healthy skin glow was the increase in blood supply and circulation during pregnancy. In the second trimester, your body increased it production of […]

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Postpartum Night Sweats

postpartum night sweats

I always thought that after I had my baby, I would be able to go back to having comfortable, if often interrupted, sleep. No one told me that even though my enormously uncomfortable belly was gone, sleeping would be far from restful for a few weeks. I was having terrible night sweats postpartum and was even sweating a lot during […]

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Postpartum Joint Pain – A Pain in the Butt

postpartum joint pain

While I was pregnant, I suffered from the normal aches and pains that most expectant mothers have. Lower back pain, hip pain later in the pregnancy, leg, knee and ankle pains. I was hugely pregnant through the summer and swollen to the point of immobility so joint pain seemed to be just a normal part of pregnancy to me. I […]

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Disadvantages of Breastfeeding

disadvantages of breastfeeding

Whether you just recently found out you were expecting a new addition to the family, or children are still a future far, far away from you, you may be starting to think of your options between breastfeeding and formula. The health of your baby is of utmost importance to you, and you want to ensure you are making the right […]

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Postpartum Gas and Bloating

Postpartum Gas and Bloating

Let’s face it, no one wants to talk about it, but all of us who have had a baby recently are probably experiencing the most awful gas and bloating that we have ever had. Our bodies have gone through a lot of changes through pregnancy and after, and when the beautiful pregnancy glow fades, we start to experience some, not […]

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The Great Public Breastfeeding Debate

public breastfeeding debate

A woman is nursing her baby while visiting her favorite café. A fellow customer is uncomfortable and reports the woman to an employee who then asks her to leave. The woman, frustrated, posts about her experience on social media, and the whole thing blows up. There are verbal attacks against the woman; she should have been more considerate of others. […]

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Postpartum Anemia: The Silent Illness

postpartum anemia

Becoming a new mom, and the days that follow will be one of the most challenging, and most rewarding, experiences a woman will ever face. For me, and most women I know, thinking about ourselves, and our body’s recovery postpartum is one of the furthest things from our mind when we finally get to take our new bundle of joy […]

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