Your baby has arrived and you are now adjusting to life with an infant. This is an exciting and sometimes stressful time full of many changes to your lifestyle and your body.
Many new mothers are eager to start working out after giving birth, but it’s important to wait for the okay from your ObGyn before starting up any exercise regimen. It’s also important to be patient, start out slowly, and set reasonable expectations. While many women want to get back to their “pre-pregnancy” body, giving birth is physically arduous and it takes time for your body to recover.
Factors that impact postpartum workouts include breastfeeding, vaginal vs. cesarean section birth, hormones, and your fitness/health level before getting pregnant and during your pregnancy.
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Many pregnant women, especially those giving birth for the first time, have questions about pain management. A big question we get asked is whether or not you should get an epidural during labor.
It’s important to understand the risks and benefits of all pain management options. Discussing your options and concerns with your OB/Gyn prior to delivery helps you to be as prepared as possible, and ensures whichever pain management option you choose fits with your birth plan preferences.
In this post we discuss labor and delivery pain management options, when you can get an epidural, and alternatives to epidurals or medication.
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The big moment is here and your baby has finally arrived! There is nothing like the experience of seeing and holding your newborn for the first time. Aside from the joy and relief of holding your newborn, there are also significant benefits to the baby and the mother of having skin to skin contact immediately following birth.
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When you’re first trying to conceive, you may feel overwhelmed by how much you don’t know – especially if it’s your first! While there are all kinds of medical information out there about preparing your body the best you can to have a baby, there’s one piece of advice that you should definitely pay attention to: take prenatal vitamins. Continue reading “Prenatal Vitamins”
If you’ve dealt with a yeast infection, you are not alone. Yeast infections are very common, and most women experience them at some point in their life. If you’re experiencing vaginal discomfort, irregular discharge, or vaginal itchiness, you could have a yeast infection. Yeast infections can lead to a lot of discomfort, but luckily, they are easily treatable. Read on to learn more about what yeast infections are, how you can treat yours, and how you can prevent them in the future.
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Trying to get pregnant is an exciting, and sometimes nerve-wracking, time. Whether this is your first time trying for a baby, or you have children and want to grow your family, you and your partner are setting out on a life-changing journey. You want to have the best chances possible of conceiving, so tracking your fertility and ovulation can be important.
For some couples, getting pregnant happens quickly and easily once they make the decision to conceive. For other couples, the process isn’t so straightforward, or there may be questions or issues about infertility to address.
No matter what your particular situation is, fertility tracking is a useful tool to increase your chances of getting pregnant in any given month.
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