So, you are finally pregnant. You have dreamed of this day. You planned for this day. You desired this day, so why are you freaking out?
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.
There are several things parents can do to minimize the stress of a newborn. By preparing the family, you can help your child adjust to necessary change even before you bring the baby home. Siblings can become excited, prepared and welcoming with these simple steps.