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Breast Pump 101: A Guide to Choosing the Right Breast Pump

If you are a woman who breastfeeds your child in any way, the chances are you will at some point use a breast pump. With so many types of breast pumps available, it can be overwhelming to find what is best for you. This guide will help you understand the types of pumps available, where you can get your breast pump, and what the difference is in leading brands.

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What You Need to Know about Growing and Birthing the Placenta

If you have a vaginal birth, shortly after your baby is delivered someone will prepare you to deliver the placenta. If you have not been told that there is something else that needs to come out of you, this might come as a shock. The placenta is a magical organ that forms to support your baby throughout pregnancy and birth. Yes, your body creates an additional organ to take care of your growing baby. Here we will look at what the placenta is, what the placenta does, and why it is such an amazing part of pregnancy and birth.

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Postpartum Recovery with a Sitz Bath

A sitz bath is a therapeutic bath to help alleviate pain or irritation. Specifically, this allows you to address conditions that affect the genital areas. Sitz baths can be used to treat constipation, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and other pains. Following childbirth, a sitz bath will increase your blood flow to the area and promote healing and tissue repair.

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