Give Heartburn The Heave-Ho: Tips For Easing Discomfort

I developed intense heartburn during my second pregnancy. I tried every pregnancy-safe home remedy I could find and nothing seemed to work. I was hopeful that once my daughter was born, it would improve. When it didn't, I spent a lot of time working with an internal medicine specialist and researching remedies online. I've found many different things that help in different ways. I decided to create this site to document the solutions that I've found and help others to find a way to manage their chronic heartburn as well. If you're struggling with persistent heartburn, I hope this information helps you find relief.

Post-Natal Care For Mom: 5 Tips

Health & Medical Blog

You've been excited for months (or even longer) for your new baby to arrive and make your family whole, and your baby is finally here. With all of that excitement and with going through labor, your hormones are going to be all over the place and your body is going to be aching or just not the same for awhile. You need to remember to care not only for your baby after giving birth, but taking care of yourself as well. Read on for post-natal care tips for you.

1. Continue Taking Pain Medication

Your obstetrician gave you medication for a reason, take them as needed and don't feel bad about needing them. Everyone handles pain differently, just because your best friend bounced back quickly and didn't need to take anything stronger than aspirin, doesn't mean you are that way. You may need those pain medications, so take them as instructed by your obstetrician.

2. Use Cooling Pads

Use the cooling pads you were given at the hospital to help soothe your vaginal area. It's going to take time to heal and for swelling to go down and those cooling pads are going to help. If you had to have stitches, you will also need to use the squirt bottle to help with cleaning as well. This is also going to help soothe you as well.

3. Keep Large Pads On Hand

Before you go in for labor, be sure to have large pads on hand, as you may be bleeding for a little while after giving birth, and it may be a heavier flow than normal. Look for larger pads at your local grocery store. 

4. Find Local Support Groups

Find local support groups for new mothers (or parents) to help with breastfeeding support and with other support as well. You can also find other mothers for play dates and to help get you out and about with other mothers going through the same things you may be going through. Support groups can help answer questions and support you mentally, but also be an outlet for you as well. Talk to your obstetrician about support groups or a new mothers group.

5. Take Time For You

Don't forget to take time for yourself after having your baby. It's OK to leave the house alone and leave your baby with your partner or a loved one that you trust to watch your baby. It's alright to take some time for you to recharge. Even if it's a quick outing to the grocery store or to the library. You need to get away and give yourself alone time.

After you have your baby, your body is going to go through a lot of changes both mentally and physically. Follow the tips above to help you with post-natal care. Contact your obstetric office about other tips.


10 January 2019