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Information on Baby Blues

Information on Baby Blues

The birth of a baby brings in lots of changes in the body and in life as well and the emotions at this stage are overwhelming. This is when baby blues occur, also known as postpartum depression that can be difficult to cope up with. Characterized by anxiousness, nervousness, a sense of loss, sadness, stress, and impatience, baby blues are very common in new mothers today. In order to survive baby blues, it is important to understand the condition. Whilst for most mothers it is usually a brief period, some mothers can face a very tough time dealing with their emotions. A few tips to survive baby blues: Give yourself adequate time.  Try to understand yourself, your emotions and the negative feelings lingering on your mid. What makes you sad and how you can eliminate that – understand these  [...]

Back Pain after Cesarean Birth

Back Pain after Cesarean Birth

Current statistics show that 30% of the birth in USA occurs through cesarean section. Back pain is common among most women after pregnancy; however, the condition becomes most debilitating for women giving birth through cesarean section. The reason behind this is the injection given for spinal anesthesia. 40 percent women giving birth through cesarean section are likely to develop chronic postnatal back pain. Back pain due to cesarean birth can be triggered by two factors; the first one is the trauma occurring in the ligaments, nerves, muscles or skin of the woman’s back owing to the insertion of spinal needle; and the second one is post-dural puncture headaches (a condition marked by gradual leaking of the cerebrospinal fluid).  The back pain of the second variety is mostly accompanied  [...]

Tightening up Lose Muscles and Skin after Delivery

Tightening up Lose Muscles and Skin after Delivery

One of the common problems faced by new mothers after delivery is loosening of the skin and muscles around her pelvic region. If you used to possess an absolutely flat stomach before pregnancy, you will definitely not get it back right after delivering the baby. This is primarily because of the loose muscles and skin developing after the baby comes out. These changes cannot be mended overnight. You must remember that all these changes to your body took the entire duration of the pregnancy to occur; so, to get rid of these problems you will have to invest at least half of that time. Below we have mentioned the steps you must take to tighten up the loose muscles and skin: Consult your gynecologist; she will probably refer you to a physical trainer and a nutritionist. Generally dieting and exercising  [...]

What Is Postpartum Thyroiditis?

What Is Postpartum Thyroiditis?

Postpartum thyroiditis can be defined as a condition, in which the thyroid gets inflamed during the initial year after childbirth, induced abortion or miscarriage. The condition is also often referred to as Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Every woman does not get this condition; however, the condition is not an uncommon one among women who have been pregnant. Statistics suggest that around 7% women suffer from postpartum thyroiditis. Women belonging to any of the following groups are at higher risk of developing postpartum thyroiditis. Women with type 1 diabetes (around 25% of them get postpartum thyroiditis) Women carrying high number of antithyroid antibodies, but have normal levels of thyroid hormone (around 25% of them get postpartum thyroiditis) Women having high levels of anti-peroxidase antibodies  [...]

Birth Control Progesterone-only Options and Breastfeeding

Birth Control Progesterone-only Options and Breastfeeding

Nursing & birth control continues to be a major issue with moms. Majority of the kin opt for some form of contraception in-between gestations & this mostly tends to coincide with breastfeeding. Locating a method which would be gelling best for yourself & your kin is much simpler currently with outcomes of several long-standing trials done on particular contraceptive pills & nursing being available. Here is relevant information regarding progesterone only birth control options for all nursing moms. The Mini Pill This solely progestin birth control option has been deployed by nursing moms for over twenty years. It is the sole contraceptive pill having a long-lasting trial obtainable. This translates to the fact that a follow-up was done on infants who breastfed whilst their moms  [...]

Postpartum Depression – Heart-Rendering Confessions of 7 Celebs Mommies

Postpartum Depression – Heart-Rendering Confessions of 7 Celebs Mommies

Nearly fifteen per cent of new mommas have experienced depression or anxiousness following the Stork’s stopover – and in the absence of timely treatment, PPD or postpartum depression could result in lasting issues for those moms & their babies. Yet, several gloomy mothers remain quiet regarding their baby blues. The biggest snag to obtaining therapy for depression is that a number of moms sense guilt regarding how they feel & hence don’t seek assistance. For de-stigmatizing this widely held belief, here are some celeb mommas who’ve bared their hearts regarding their personal experiences on postpartum depression. Here’s a compilation of some celeb moms who’ve tackled PPD. Brooke Shields – An Advocator of PPD When interviewed on ‘Psychiatric News’, Shields came clean  [...]

Pregnancy Pains that Linger after Childbirth

Pregnancy Pains that Linger after Childbirth

For enduring those 9 arduous gestational months, all newly turned mommas deserve genuine breaks, particularly so when they have been through tough deliveries. However, regrettably for several females, the pregnancy pains linger on long past delivery. Gosh! That Achy Back Many mothers continue to suffer from back pains caused due to weight increase, shifting core of gravity during gestation alongside typically high, vacillating hormonal levels. Progesterone hormone tends to soften ligament & supportive pelvic make-up whilst spine curve exaggeration occur which strains adjoining muscles. Epideurals for de-sensitizing pregnant women during labor & birth are mostly held culpable for post-delivery back ache. Moreover, the toll endured physically from the odd, warped poses deployed for mastering  [...]

Best Advice for Baby Biting During Nursing

Best Advice for Baby Biting During Nursing

When little ones bite their mothers while breastfeeding, innate responses are loud exclamations & pulling them off their breasts. Elucidated herewith is best advice for situations when babies bite during nursing: Mothers mustn’t be pulling their babies off their breasts, though this response is quite knee-jerk kinds. Rather try pulling the infant nearer to yourself. The infant’s nose would be pressing against the mother’s breast & he would then be opening wide for breathing. It is definitely a superior choice instead of pulling the infant away since nipple would be stretching out whilst he/ she clamps down thus causing greater pains & harm to the breast tissues rather than the biting. Also slipping one finger amid the baby’s gum or teeth areas for getting him/ her in opening  [...]

Birth Control Options While Breastfeeding

Birth Control Options While Breastfeeding

For breastfeeding mothers keen on keeping a gap between their gestations, an array of birth control options exist with each one having its pros & cons. Till the time a mother exclusively breastfeeds (nursing on a frequent basis round-the-clock without any supplemental feeds), the infant is below six months old & the mom hasn’t begun getting her menses, she has over ninety-eight percent protection from getting pregnant. This phase of exclusively breastfeeding would mean absence of any supplemental feeds of formulas/ water as well as least or no usage of pacifiers. Breasts would be meeting every sucking need of the infant that translate to demand-feeding 24/7. Till the time the mom doesn’t bleed vaginally subsequent to fifty-six days post-delivery, & the infant isn’t receiving  [...]

Breastfeeding While Pregnant & Tandem Nursing

Breastfeeding While Pregnant & Tandem Nursing

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation all mothers should breastfeed their infants for the initial 6 months of their lives and neither any supplement or solid be offered during this time & continue to breastfeed all through the initial year of the infant’s life & past this time. It is quite improbable for exclusive breastfeeders to conceive. But, with increasing numbers of moms recognizing the benefits of continuing breastfeeding & innate weaning, many of them would be conceiving whilst they are breastfeeding their infant. A mom faced with deciding upon weaning or continuing breastfeeding while pregnant mostly has varied sentiments & might be receiving contradictory suggestions from buddies, kin & healthcare provider. The commonest worry is if breastfeeding  [...]

Labor and Delivery Hassles Simplified – Tips from New Mothers

Labor and Delivery Hassles Simplified – Tips from New Mothers

The thought of undergoing labor and delivery can petrify many a souls. However, avoid getting anxious as handy tips mentioned herewith would certainly help pregnant women tide through the birthing process with lesser discomfort. Woman Proposes Birth Plan and Gods Disposes it. Pregnant women need to understand that more often than not, matters fail to go as per plan and the contrary occurring. Stop fearing the Pains Avoid being frightened and though labor can be agonizing & alike getting your pinkie stubbed in regular time intervals lasting for several hours – there are far shoddier things occurring in life as compared to contractions. Don’t worry – you’ll live to tell the tale. Avoid Bringing the Entire Home How often many pregnant women wish if somebody has notified them that they  [...]

Flu Vaccine 2010-2011: What Pregnant, Nursing Moms & Children Need to Know

Flu Vaccine 2010-2011: What Pregnant, Nursing Moms & Children Need to Know

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that every individual get the flu vaccine except for babies below six months of age. Here are some commonly encountered queries regarding the 2010-2011 flu vaccination pertinent to women who have conceived, are breastfeeding or for their babies or kids. Among kids less than nine years of age what are the number of doses of seasonal influenza shot needed for them? It is truly quite complex for parents having kids eight years in age or lesser & those who haven’t ever been totally inoculated from the flu. So, what are the numbers of flu shot doses would children less than nine years of age be requiring in the current year? It would be dependent on duo aspects: Has the child received any 2009 flu pandemic vaccines –  [...]

A Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Safe Exercise & Weight Loss

A Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Safe Exercise & Weight Loss

Though weight pile on during gestation is normal, no sooner has child birth occurred many mothers are keen on dropping surplus pounds and fitting into their pre-pregnancy clothes. Breastfeeding mothers might be cautious and doubtful about working out worried if it would impact milk supply. But when comforts and expediency are aptly planned postpartum females could continue breastfeeding whilst engaging in regular exercise. Fallacies A woman’s body innately produces milk aptly suited to the infant’s requirements. Engaging in exercise doesn’t affect milk production despite doing heavy exercising. A study appearing in the journal ‘Nutrition’ during 1994 showed that subsequent to 6-8 weeks post-delivery there was no dissimilarity in milk supply in-between mothers who exercised and ones  [...]