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.