Pregnancy and bringing your newborn home may offer some new challenges and many blessings. The stress of strangers asking you personal questions and feeling out of control in your own rapidly changing body can be a very real challenge. Bringing a new baby home to feed, diaper, and care for is yet another challenge. No matter how well prepared you are there is always something unexpected to deal with.
There are lots of events that change our bodies for us, whether we welcome those changes or not. Take pregnancy, for example. It’s great to grow a human and, well, have the baby — but there’s weight gain and other muscular changes that might happen during a pregnancy. And some of those changes can happen to people who don’t get pregnant, too. One is called diastasis recti.
As new parents it is important to know all about safety and safe sleep. Read on to learn more.
Recovery after a cesarean birth is different than vaginal birth recovery. Although the cesarean may have been necessary, it still is major abdominal surgery. You will need to limit your activities and follow your providers instructions fully. The recovery process after a cesarean usually takes 4-6 weeks and for some much longer.
A portable, non-invasive, inexpensive labor pain relief that allows you to be in control? Sign me up for a TENS unit!