Archive for After The Baby Is Born

Perineal Pain

Dec 31, 2010 No Comments

“I didn’t have an episiotomy, and i didn’t tear. Why am i so sore down below?” You can’t expert some 7 pounds of baby to pass unnoticed. Even if your perineum was left neatly intact during the baby’s arrival, that area has still been stretched, bruised, and generally traumatized, and discomfort, ranging from mild to […]

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Fever

Dec 31, 2010 No Comments

It’s always a good idea to keep your practitioner in the loop if you’re not feeling well right after giving birth. A fever on the third or fourth postpartum day could possibly be a sign of postpartum infection, but it could also be caused by a nonpostpartum-related illness. Fever can also occasionally be caused by the  combination […]

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Excessive Sweating

Dec 31, 2010 No Comments

It’s messy, but it’s normal. New moms are sweaty moms, and for a couple of good reasons. For one thing, your hormone levels are dropping – reflecting the fact that you’re no longer pregnant, as you might have noticed. For another, perspiration (like frequent urination) is your body’s way of ridding itself of pregnancy – […]

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Difficulty Urinating

Dec 28, 2010 No Comments

Peeing doesn’t come easily for most women during the first 24 postpartum hours. Some women feel no urge at all; other feel the urge but are unable to satisfy it. Still others mange to urinate, but with accompanying pain and buring. There are a host of reasons why basic bladder function often becomes too much […]

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Bonding

Dec 28, 2010 No Comments

Moments after delivery, you’re handed your long-anticipated bundle of joy, and she’s  more beautiful and more perfect than you ever dared to imagine. She looks up at you and your eyes lock in a heady gaze, forging an instant maternal-child blond. As you cradle her tiny form, breathe in her sweetness, cover her soft face with […]

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The First Week

Dec 27, 2010 No Comments

Congratulation! The moment you’ve awaited for 40 (or so) weeks has finally arrived. You’ve put months of pregnancy and long hours of childbirth behind you, and you’re officially a mother, with a new bundle of joy in your arms instead of in your belly.But the transition from pregnancy to postpartum comes with more than just a […]

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