When COVID-19 hit early last year, drastic changes had to be made in almost every part of our lives. I want to share some of the things that I have seen and heard from patients that I have noticed; those bright spots despite restrictions while having a baby during a pandemic.
Aromatherapy use is increasing and its use during labor and the postpartum period is no different. Aromatherapy is a complementary medical approach which means that it is intended to be used together with other medical interventions.
If you have made the decision to breastfeed, it’s time to start investigating breast pumps. They are not all alike! An excellent resource to start with would be your provider or a lactation consultant.
I had convinced myself this was my new normal. I never had any thoughts about harming myself or Mason, so it couldn’t possibly be postpartum depression (according to what I read online). I had never experienced depression before, these new feelings were just something I needed to get used to.
Bringing a new baby into the world is amazing, miraculous, and well, a little terrifying! The "baby blues” can be a common occurrence after childbirth, as many as 80% of new moms report various ranges of mood swings, weepiness, and feelings of overwhelm.
Pregnancy and childbirth are life-altering experiences. And though you know your life is going to change in many ways, it’s not uncommon to hope that some things will return to “normal,” and sex is often right at the top of that list.