Healthy Babies Make Mommies Happy!
Pregnancy: What's Normal... What's Not
No one said there’d be days like this, when your whole body seems out of control. Is this a normal part of pregnancy? Or should you call the doctor? Click here to find out the differences.
Post Partum Support Groups
Having a baby is a joyous occasion, but postpartum emotional changes can be difficult for some new mothers. We offer a range of support services
designed to help you meet the challenges of parenthood and unpredictable postpartum emotions.
Sex During Pregnancy
In most cases, sex during pregnancy is safe. In fact, with your health care provider's approval, sexual relations can continue until delivery. However, fluctuating hormone levels and certain pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and tiredness can temporarily reduce a pregnant woman's libido (sex drive). In addition, visible changes in the woman's body may affect sexual desire. To read more about this, click here
Health Tip: Minimize Breast Feeding Pain
Here are some suggestions from The Nemours Foundation to help make breast-feeding more comfortable:
Ensure baby is properly latched to the breast.
Apply a special over-the-counter lotion between feedings to prevent dryness.
When you've finished feeding, take a little bit of breast milk and massage the nipples, allowing them to air dry.
Nurse more frequently, but for shorter feedings. Nurse on the breast that is less sore.
Use your finger to gently break baby's suction at the end of a feeding.
Use different feeding positions.
Gently massage the breast or apply gentle heat before a feeding.
Apply a cold compress or ice pack after a feeding.
Feed with stored milk for a few days, allowing cracked nipples to heal.
Drink plenty of fluids, and get as much rest as possible.
Click here for more information on breastfeeding support offered by PinnacleHealth