Postpartum Health

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Mar 01, 2011
Many women, who gave birth, know that along with joy of motherhood, they often get unpleasant surprises, like hemorrhoids. This often happens due to the prolonged labor and increased pressure on the anus.

Plexus Biomedical Inc.. received FDA approval of the first device that prevents external hemorroids during vaginal childbirth. The Hem-Avert Perianal Stabilizer was developed by David Blurton, the company's CEO, who decided to create a gadget that could help women during childbirth after he faced his wife's problem.

The Hem-Avert Perianal Stabilizer is made of medical grade polycarbonate with a cushion pad in the center of the device, which is placed inside with the help of lateral hook and loop fasteners attached to adhesive tape.

The Hem-Avert device is applied externally and non-invasively, supporting the perianal region during labor and delivery. This tool is recommended to use only during vaginal deliveries. During the clinical trials the novel device helped all women avoid hemorrhoids, when compared to 25 percent of women in the control group that had hemorrhoids during vaginal delivery.

3
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Nov 02, 2010
Women, who gave birth, are more likely to experience urinary incontinence, especially if a woman had longer labor. During the labor, the nerves and pelvic floor muscles can become weaker and overstretched, which leads to the urinary problems. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce urinary incontinence and help your bladder work properly.


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Mar 26, 2009
For many women motherhood is associated with feelings of joy and happiness. Having a baby affects your emotional and physical health in many ways. Dealing with body changes, tiredness and sleep deprivation, depression and problems in sex life can be hard especially during the first months after childbirth. What are the most common health problems of new mothers and how can you improve your health to feel the excitement of motherhood in full?

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May 06, 2011
If you struggle to lose post pregnancy weight, getting back to shape can be as easy as walking with the baby stroller. The recent study revealed that pushing baby stroller can be considered an effective exercise as it burns more calories than simple walking.

The small study included 15 women, aged between 19 and 41, who gave birth to a baby. The results of the study showed that women burned 18 to 20 percent more calories when walking with a baby stroller, than walking alone.

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Jan 28, 2011
Medela, a well-known company that provides innovative high-quality breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories that are based on the studies by the top breastfeeding specialists, has introduced iBreastfeed, free application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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Dec 16, 2009
Many new moms want to shed extra pounds and fit in their pre-pregnancy clothes soon after childbirth. However, most women find it hard to take time for themselves, while caring for a baby. Here are some helpful tips to lose weight and stay fit after pregnancy:

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Jun 14, 2011
If you are a working mom, but determined to breastfeed your baby, breast pumping can become your best friend. However, it is quite a tiresome task that takes a lot of time.

In this situation, the Simple Wishes Hands Free Breastpump Bra is an ideal solution. It allows hands free pumping, holding the bottles in place, while you can perform your regular activities, such as reading, cooking, talking on the phone and many others.

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Apr 20, 2011
Few new mothers are happy with their body after giving birth and most of them want to get back in shape as soon as possible. However, not every woman can afford to leave her baby to a babysitter and spend some time working out in a fitness center.

We know that just little exercise, when done regularly, can make a big difference. Luckily, now you can exercise at the comfort of your home, using DVD that helps you get fit together with your child.

"Happy Baby, Fit Mama" is a workout DVD that includes three 10 minute workout programs for new moms and their kids. The first program Cardio is aimed at increasing your cardio strength, performing low-impact exercises, wearing your baby in a carrier. The second Core part strengthens your core muscles, while your baby is in a stroller. The Calm routine is aimed at stretching and relaxing your muscles with your baby just as close to you as usually. Now, you definitely have no excuse for not working out!
The "Happy Baby, Fit Mama" is available on Amazon.com.

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Oct 29, 2010
Many new mothers can hardly find time for themselves, because child care takes almost all of the time. And what about getting in pre-pregnancy form? Today many women follow a new trend, jogging with their baby in the stroller.

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Oct 27, 2010
Many women wish they had a pre-pregnancy body after giving birth. The best ways to get back in shape for new moms is to exercise regularly and keep to a healthy diet. If you are breastfeeding you should avoid strenuous workouts, but there is one health tool that can be used by all postpartum women that is called a stability ball.

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Apr 22, 2009
Women, who breastfeed their babies, have lower risk of developing heart attacks or strokes, a new study found.

Scientists at University of Pittsburgh revealed that breastfeeding has benefits not only for a baby, but for their mothers too.