You’ll bleed for 4 to 6 weeks after your baby, during the postpartum period. Postpartum just means after the baby comes out. You’ll find that your body is truly recuperating from what you put it through during the postpartum period.
Originally written in January of 2011, photos editing/post re-published in 2017 I have a hard time at work sometimes. Sometimes I feel like I’m that drill Sargent sending troops off to the war that was so very painful to me. I wheel them to the curb with a little tear in my eye. I know […]
This article is going to talk about breastfeeding support at the hospital — and ask the question if baby-friendly hospitals are really all that friendly long-term? I read another thought-provoking postpartum article this morning about how tough life can be after a baby. There seem to be a lot of those out there, and I […]
I am taking ACLS this week. That’s the one where you learn to shock people who are in cardiac arrest. There’s more to it than that, but my ACLS focuses on OB cases… It’s super interesting. All the changes that happen in the body that demand that we change how we do CPR. I guess […]
First off, let me state CATEGORICALLY, I am a STRONG proponent of breast feeding . I think it is the A#1 best way to feed your child. There are so many wonderful things about it. I won’t get into all that here, maybe another post. But suffice it to say that I push breastfeeding hard. […]
For me, there are few times in my life that I wouldn’t mind missing more — by being in a coma — than the postpartum period. It hurts, you’re tired, it hurts, your baby sucks on parts of you, you’re tired, it hurts. There’s no leaving it behind, it’s attached to you. The postnatal monkey on your […]
Having a baby is hard work! Sometimes you don’t think about all that your body is going through (or WILL go through AFTER you go through labor). I know I was guilty of thinking I’d be 100% back to normal when I got out of the hospital. Wow, was I in for a surprise! This […]