Sex after the Baby Contd

It’s common and normal to have a low sex drive in the weeks or even months after having a baby. In the first six weeks after delivery, you’re likely to be exhausted, and possibly sore and overwhelmed. Your body needs time to heal.

You’re likely to have less natural vaginal lubrication in the first four to six weeks after the birth and due to your body’s decreasing level of estrogen during this time. If you’re breastfeeding your baby, this dryness may continue for as long as you continue to nurse. There is therefore deliberate effort to revive your drive for sex.

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Sex After the Baby Comes

Do you normally imagine how sex could seem after child birth? Yes a lot of people talk about it why others don’t. I am of the school of thought that says talk about and ask questions from those who have gone through the process.
Many Doctors recommend waiting about four weeks after you give birth. It’s definitely not safe to have intercourse involving penetration until at least two weeks after delivery. During this time, you’re usually still bleeding and at risk for a hemorrhage or uterine infection.
If you have stitches, though either from a c-section, a perineal tear or an episiotomy – it’s advisable that you to wait until after your six-week postpartum visit.

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Breastfeeding exclusively for 4 months

Yes you will say that she loves breastfeeding.
Do you know that breastfeeding exclusively for 4 months you have given your child strong protection against ear infection and respiratory tract infection for a whole year.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Tufts-New England Medical Center Evidence Based-Practice Center;
New England Center Duncan.B et al

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Scared of doing your first Poo after vaginal tear

I got a call as to how do you poop after you are being stitched from a tear. It is really scaring but one thing i know for sure is that when you are ready for the activity ,you need to have a sanitary pad close by. Once sitting on the loo, you can use the pad to hold the spot where you are stitched and it will go easy.Its also important t take lots of water and fruits so you don’t get hard stools.Try to go when the urge comes so that constipation doesn’t set in. You also need to relax as this could free you from tension. If you haven’t had a poo after three days you need to ask your doctor for some laxative.

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Breasting your Baby Exclusively for 3 months -Its Benefits

I am a lover of moms, who exclusively breastfed babies. If you exclusively breast feed for three months then you have helped with reduction of 19 and 27 per cent of childhood Type 1 Diabetes.
At three months your baby experiences growth spurt so don’t be tempted to give him formula as the appetite increases as this will tend to reduce your milk supply averagely your should be fed at least every 4 hours during the day,but if baby asks for food earlier you can oblige.
Some babies at this age, because they have become experienced feeders, will nurse for only five or seven minutes, or even as little as two or less per feed (Gonzalez 2014).
If your baby is beginning to give up his night feeds, you will find that he nurses longer at his day feeds.
At this age, your exclusively breastfed baby may go for ten or twelve days without pooping (Gonzalez 2014).
Interesting fact: If you are exclusively breastfeeding, your milk is currently providing 535 calories, 6.8g of protein and 37g fat for your baby per day! (Thompson 2012).
Your breastfed baby will tend to need much less burping now.
You’ve probably heard the delicious fact that breastfeeding uses up the fat stores you laid down in pregnancy. The greatest weight loss is seen in the three to six month period (Moody et al). You’ve just hit the start of this uber fat-burning period.
Are you finding that your baby is sleeping better at night now? At three months, nocturnal sleep is actually increased in breastfed babies compared to formula fed babies due to tryptophan in breast milk which acts as a regulator (Cubero et al 2005).
You may find that your baby becomes more distracted during feeds now. This is because her eyesight has developed and she can see across the room. When your baby seems distracted, take care that this doesn’t mark the beginning of a habit developing when your baby feeds less and less during the day, then makes up for it at night.
By breastfeeding for at least 3 months you have given your baby a 27 percent reduction in the risk of asthma if you have no family history of asthma and a 40 percent reduction if you have a family history of asthma (Tufts-New England Medical Center Evidence-Based Practice Center).
If you have exclusively breastfed for this long, your baby will have enhanced development in key parts of the brain compared to other children who were fed formula or a combination of formula and breastmilk (Dean et al).

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Vaginal tear or Episiotomy at child birth

Vaginal tear most times occur with first time moms.This is something most of us don’t like talking about.
What exactly is vaginal tearing?
A vaginal tear is a spontaneous (meaning a doctor didn’t make a­ cut) laceration to the perineum (the area between the vagina and rectum) that occurs when the baby is pushed out. “During birth, the vagina has to stretch enough to allow a baby, whose head is the size of a cantaloupe, to come through it,” says Sherry Ross, M.D., an ob-gyn and women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. “Hopefully, the vagina will stretch just enough without tearing, but often a tear does happen.”

Unfortunately, fairly high: First-time moms have a 95 percent chance of experiencing some form of tearing during delivery, since the tissue down there is less flexible. But other factors contribute to your likelihood of lacerations, such as being overweight or having a fast birth, since the tissue has less time to adapt and stretch as baby comes down; the position of the baby (those facing up, for example, put extra pressure on the bottom of the vagina) is another factor. Having a vacuum- or forceps-assisted delivery or an especially long labor that results in severe vaginal swelling increases your chance of tearing as well. The good news? “Typically, after your first vaginal birth, your tissue is more flexible so tearing becomes less likely,” Dr. Ross says.

How can i recover you will ask?
If you experience a first- or second-degree tear, you can expect some discomfort—especially when you’re sitting straight up—for a week or so. Having a bowel movement or doing anything that causes an increase of downward pressure, like coughing or sneezing, will hurt, too. By week two, the tear should be pretty well healed and the stitches will have dissolved, “but the nerves and full strength of the muscles can take several more weeks to heal,” says Page. (Sex at six weeks will likely be uncomfortable, too, depending on the location of the tear and the quality of the stitching.)

Healing for third- and fourth-degree lacerations takes longer, with two to three weeks of initial pain. And discomfort during sex, or while having a BM, may last for several months. (Stool softeners and a diet of fiber-rich foods can help with the latter, says Page, as can cold compresses and herbal sitz baths.) Since severe tears into the vagina or rectum can cause pelvic floor dysfunction and prolapse, urinary problems, bowel movement difficulties, and discomfort during intercourse, it’s important to share all of your symptoms with your doctor, no matter how embarrassing they may seem.

How can i avoid Vaginal tear?
During delivery, try to get into a position that puts less pressure on your perineum and vaginal floor, like upright squatting or side-lying, Page says. Hands-and-knees and other more forward-leaning positions can reduce perineal tears, too.

It also helps if you lead the pushing phase of labor. “When Mom takes the lead, she does just enough for her to feel her baby move, which allows the vagina to stretch slowly, reducing the likelihood of tearing,” says Page. On the flip side, when you’re directed to push as hard as you can while someone counts, there’s a lot of additional pressure on your perineum, which can increase chances of tearing.

In addition, you may reduce your odds of tearing by applying a warm compress to the perineum during the pushing phase of labor, says Dr. Ross.

Finally, four to six weeks before your due date, practice a 10- to 15-minute perineal massage daily. “Frequently massaging the base of the vagina with oil or a water-based lubricant is thought to soften the tissue, making it more supple and improving its flexibility,” says Page. (Always consult your doctor before beginning the practice, especially if you have a history of herpes, as practicing perineal massage with an active herpes outbreak increases the risk of the virus spreading throughout the genital tract.)

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See how Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian on Mother’s Day

Kim Kardashian woke up to the sounds of music as her husband, Kanye West went out of his way to create a remarkable memory of mother’s day for the mother of his children. (more…)

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Tyra Banks celebrates her first Mothers Day today May 8th, 2016

She seems so happy,Congrats Girl.

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Happy Mothers Day!

This is to all mothers out there wishing you all a fun filled day today.
I will try to give you some post about how some celebs celebrated the day.

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Pollution could affect baby in the womb

Even a little air pollution may have long-term health effects on developing fetus

Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new research suggests.
Fine particles from car exhaust, power plants and other industrial sources are breathed into the lungs, but the scientists have now found evidence of the effects of that pollution in the pregnant women’s placentas, the organ that connects her to her fetus and provides blood, oxygen and nutrition. They found that the greater the maternal exposure to air pollution, the more likely the pregnant women suffered from a condition called intrauterine inflammation, which can increase the risk of a number of health problems for her child from the fetal stage well into childhood.

Source: Science Daily

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