Postpartum: Afterbirth Information
Now that baby's born, it's time to focus on postpartum care for you and your newborn! That means caring for yourself inside and out, including everything from getting back into shape, to confronting post-partum depression. Learn more about what to expect after giving birth to your baby and about how to make this new and exciting time in your life as comfortable and happy as possible.
As a new mom, breastfeeding can be a unique experience that allows you to bond with your baby. However, it's natural to have concerns about breastfeeding your baby, even if you've breastfed before. Find out about common breastfeeding complications, such as engorgement, as well as comfortable breastfeeding positions; here you'll also find advice on breastfeeding twins, breastfeeding in public and how to pump and store your breast milk. Learn about the many complications that can arise when breastfeeding your baby such as nipple infections, not enough milk, baby latch on problems, and discomfort while breastfeeding. Get advice from a breastfeeding expert on how to increase your milk production and how to comfortably feed your baby. Also learn about pumping milk in between feedings with your baby and about how to store pumped breast milk.
Postpartum depression is a common condition that affects the physical and mental well-being of new moms. Learn about common signs of postpartum depression as well as different degrees of postpartum depression, including postpartum psychosis. Here you'll also find treatment options that can help you overcome postpartum depression. Also learn how to tell the difference between the common occurence of baby blues and the more serious postpartum depression. How can you know which form of depression you are suffering from? Also read up on how common this form of depression is and on what to do if you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from postpartum depression.
After the birth of your baby, you'll likely notice that your body isn't the same as it was before pregnancy. Discover tips on healthy eating and fitness that can help you improve the look of your body after pregnancy, as well as improve your overall postpartum health. Here you'll also find advice on dressing the postpartum body, as well as how to minimize the appearance of stretch marks and varicose veins in order to create a more beautiful you. Get all the tips you need to start feeling like the old you again and to get your body back into prepregnancy shape as quickly as possible. However, remember that you did just have a baby so it will take time before you are 100% your old self again. Embrace the new mommy you and remember that the postpartum body is wonderful reminder of the beautiful baby you created.
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