As I left my kids with a sitter, I felt guilty. Laughing, singing and enjoying my time wondering “will this guilt ever end?”
It’s not always easy to talk about postpartum depression or other maternal mental health complications like anxiety, panic, OCD and anger. Many new moms feel like others will think they are “crazy” or a “bad mom.” But talking about it is the first step to getting better.
Despite everything stacking up against my desire for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) – previous big baby, ultrasound estimating an even bigger baby, being overdue and having gestational diabetes – I was ultimately successful and delivered my second daughter vaginally.
Postpartum depression affects the whole family. Here are some tips that might
help you and your new mom along the way.
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National Nurses Week is the perfect time to celebrate our team of amazing nurses who provide incredible care to every patient and their families. Enjoy the nurse’s story who shares not only what it means to be a Woman’s nurse, but a Woman’s patient too.
Part 1 of 2
National Nurses Week is the perfect time to celebrate our team of amazing nurses who provide incredible care to every patient and their family. Enjoy the nurse’s story who shares not only what it means to be a Woman’s nurse, but a Woman’s patient too.
What’s the difference between postpartum depression and normal “new mom” stress? Check out this great post on Postpartum Progress.
I’m writing this one week away from my estimated due date, so no matter what, I’m in the home stretch of this pregnancy. Although it’s been true since the beginning, each day brings me closer to birthing and meeting my daughter. I can’t wait!
Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start?
This Saturday, April 30, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event to bring pregnancy and infant-care information at your fingertips.
Breastfeeding gives your baby its best start to life, but there are some myths out there that may detract women from breastfeeding. The Mommy-Go-Round is here to debunk some of those myths.
Myth: There is no way to know how much breast milk the baby is getting.