Mastitis is the inflammation of breast tissue with or without an infection. It is most commonly found in breastfeeding mothers. If left untreated it can develop into a serious abscess requiring surgical drainage.
Pregnancy and birth bring forth so many new experiences for the parents-to-be as well as for the grandparents-to-be. Navigating these relationship can challenge the best relationships. Discussing this before the baby comes home and you are sleep deprived is a good idea.
As a doula one of the things I can do for my families right now and in birth is to educate them and update them on their choices. Demystify the process.
Belly wraps or abdominal binders make a huge difference in your recovery! This may be the first time you have heard about them, but they are not a new tool, rather a reinvention of an old tool.
Beginning with pregnancy and into parenthood, there are numerous ways in which sleep can be disrupted. Changes to the quantity and quality of sleep are commonplace and can affect both moms and dads.