Whether you’re a first-time mother or you’ve been down the childbirth path a half-dozen times before, the prospect of natural childbirth can be simultaneously awe-inspiring and panic-inducing. You’re not alone! Millions of women have been in your shoes before, and you CAN have a natural childbirth. Your body is made for this.
Stretch marks. What visual did those words conjure up for you? They come in every size and a variety of colors. But, no matter if they are red, purple or a bluish silver, you just don’t see people flaunting them in the same way that they rock their tattoos. ?Here’s guide on a very stretchy subject.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a newborn’s life, followed by continued breastfeeding as solid foods are introduced, up to one year or longer. There is a dark side to exclusive breastfeeding, though, and that’s the toll it can take on the mom’s mental and physical state. For this reason, it’s of paramount importance for nursing mothers to focus on self-care whenever possible.