Everybody gets the blues sometimes, but new mothers are especially susceptible to depression brought on by all the hormonal and emotional changes they have been through the last 9 months. Plus, the task ahead may seem a bit daunting. The following articles on breastfeeding, Sudden Infant Death syndrome, and postpartum depression can help prepare you for the immediate future.
Anal fissures are painful tears or ulcers on the lining of the anus. Anal fissures occur most often in infants and the incidence decreases rapidly with age.
Atrophic vaginitis is an inflammation or irritation of the vagina caused by the thinning of the vaginal lining and by a decrease in lubricating secretions of the vagina.
The umbilical cord has been the newborn's lifeline for almost 10 months. After delivery, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. The small stub, or belly button, must be treated with care until it falls off on its own.
The grief process may take several weeks to months, and is different in each patient.
Group B streptococcus (GBS) infection is a bacterial infection that causes 2 of every 1,000 babies born in the United States to become sick or die.
Women can resume sexual intercourse approximately 6 weeks after delivery.
Research has revealed that umbilical cord blood, traditionally discarded at birth, contains special cells called stem cells, which can now be used as part of the treatment therapy for nearly 50 life-threatening diseases. Umbilical cord blood banking allows you to preserve these stem cells for your family's future use if the need arises.
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