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.

Breastfeeding

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

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 Pregnancy

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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clarisnji
hi please if anyone is interested to adopt a child should contact me to me email address i have a baby boy here for adoption 9month thanks
5 years ago
tafarie
after c-section BTL was done right away how soon are you protected
5 years ago
bulbul
After Cesarean last year, the big belly appeared while the rest of the body is just like old, but the belly is irritating me, can anyone suggest medics or solution plz...... thanks
5 years ago
mummytociaran_lilliemae
i had a c section 6 weeks ago i have had sex two times now is it normal to bleed a lil after having sex
5 years ago
numommy030
i was wondering if anyone could help me or give advice i gave birth a week ago and now i have vagial itching dont know what 2 do 4 it have been taking easy and not having any sex any help would be great thanks alot
6 years ago