A few weeks before a pregnant mom’s baby is due her brain blooms with this whole new neural mommy super highway. The actual brain matter also increases. WOW!!! And this super mommy neural highway continues to grow rapidly in the first two years after the baby is born.
In part one you learned the difference between the baby blues, postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis. We also talked about other postpartum mood and anxiety disorders such as OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, panic disorder and psychosis. Now I am going to share with you how to get help as well how to help yourself or a loved one.
This is such an important topic! One that is not often talked about. Did you know that maternal depression is the number one complication of childbirth and pregnancy and sadly the most under-diagnosed? More than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed. Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders fall under the maternal depression umbrella. And the most important thing for you to know is that there is help.
Let's talk about what to expect post Cesarean Birth/ C-Section. Today we are going to talk about what to expect once the baby is born, what to expect in the recovery (PACU) room after the cesarean birth and what happens when you get in the postpartum room. I will also provide tips on how to deal with the pain as well as how to help yourself. And most importantly... how to help your baby build a healthy Microbiome.
This interview with Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC on regaining your body after pregnancy was so incredibly informative. I also found it to be inspiring and life changing, not to mention I knew I had to share this information with all the mamas out there. If you are suffering from pelvic floor issues, SI joint dysfunction, Diastasis recti, want to properly strengthen your core, prevent issues in the future, want to get your body back after being pregnant, or suffer from back pain during pregnancy... then this is a must read.
Today I would love to share with you ways to prepare for a Cesarean Birth. Sometimes they are planned and sometimes they’re not. A cesarean is not something to be scared of but it is a procedure that you should be educated on no matter what because they do happen. Knowledge is power. And the more you understand… the better prepared you can be. And the more you can participate, the better off you’ll feel.
Can I just say....I love TED Talks! I wanted to share 13 of my favorite Ted Talks about childbirth and pregnancy. I am a believer that information is power and Ted Talks allows you to learn from experts in the comfort of your home while in sweats. LOL.... I do not know if you are in sweats but I am as I write this blog post. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have.