In the final installment of our three part “What I Wish I Would Have Known” series, we’re talking about the postpartum period. Here’s a glimpse at what the kweens cover in episode 48:

  • How postpartum care is grossly lacking in the United Stated
  • The importance of getting/accepting help in the postpartum period
  • How everyone still looks pregnant right after they give birth
  • Afterpains – what they are and how to deal
  • What’s going on with the undercarriage after birth and how to take care of it and help things heal properly
  • V steaming in the postpartum period
  • Taking care of those pesky hemorrhoids!
  • Why profuse sweating is a postpartum thing
  • Hair loss
  • What to expect with postpartum bleeding
  • Preventing and treating constipation
  • Prolapse and pelvic floor issues
  • Postpartum mood disorders, hormone shifts, and “baby blues” – how to tell the difference and what to do
  • Breastfeeding – how to set yourself up for success and where to look if you need help
  • Baby “stuff” – what you need, what you don’t, and when to buy it
  • The identity shifts that often accompany becoming a parent
  • A few things about baby sleep
  • How older siblings might react to a new baby and a few suggestions for how to support them through the transition
  • A few lovely and encouraging quotes from parents who have been there

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