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fourth trimester, Postpartum, self-care

What you need to know about Gestational Diabetes After Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a change in how your body manages sugar during pregnancy. It is diagnosed by a blood test drawn after drinking a sugar loaded drink at around 26-28 weeks pregnant. Gestational diabetes can either be diet controlled or require medications to control blood sugar levels during pregnancy.  Women who are diagnosed with gestational… Continue reading What you need to know about Gestational Diabetes After Pregnancy

body image, Postpartum, self-care

Five Things Every Mommy Needs to Keep in Mind when Recovering from a Cesarean Section

Cesarean sections are the most commonly performed abdominal surgery in the United States. Approximately 30% of all deliveries are cesarean sections. A majority of cesarean sections are performed due to complications of the labor process. Only about 1% of cesarean sections are elective. In my experience with my patients as well as being a patient… Continue reading Five Things Every Mommy Needs to Keep in Mind when Recovering from a Cesarean Section

Breastfeeding, fourth trimester, Postpartum, self-care

Three at home tricks to managing breast engorgement.

Looking back on my postpartum experience, I have to say one of the most painful experiences I had was breast engorgement the day my breast milk came in.  As I recall, my milk came in about 4 days after delivery.  I had already been discharged from the hospital and had no idea what had hit… Continue reading Three at home tricks to managing breast engorgement.