postpartum recovery

4 Things I Wish I Knew to Expect from My Postpartum Body

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I thought I'd prepared for it all. After you've read so many books, articles, blogs, podcast after podcast, YouTube videos, and relentless interrogation of Preggos before me, I figured there would be no surprises. There were. Some, I was ready for, but others, well... you'll see: 1. The Postpartum Bathroom Experience Triple P, I call... read more

The Key to a Quick Postpartum Recovery Might Be Hiding in Your Placenta

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For first-time moms searching for a way to speed up the postpartum experience, the answer might be hidden in your placenta. A team of researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas conducted a three-month survey of 189 women, all of whom had eaten their placenta after the birth of their child. Researchers asked women... read more

Sex After Baby — Are Moms Waiting Too Long to Get Back in the Sack?

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Steamy new research out of a study from Australia says that most women start having sex again six to eight weeks after giving birth to their first child. But that's not to say that moms weren't engaging in any kind of sexual activity. Overall, most women said they had some type... read more