July 2022 - Vegas Family Doulas Blog Posts



Postpartum Bleeding

Posted on: July 18, 2022 | birth, Body, education, Health, Information, Postpartum

A baby is born, and the body’s job of recovery begins. Whether one has had a cesarean birth or vaginal birth, there will be blood. The bleeding that occurs after having a baby is postpartum bleeding and is a sign that the body is working to recover naturally.  What to Expect Postpartum Bleeding to Look Like Lochia is a mixture of blood and uterine lining (tissue) that is expelled in . . .

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Birth Afterpains

Posted on: July 4, 2022 | Uncategorized

The nurse came in mentioning a check to the uterus and fundal massage. What she failed to mention was that this “massage” was anything but. As the polite nurse pulled back the curtain to observe privacy, she smiled apologetically and began pressing on the top of my abdomen with a force that felt like I was giving birth all over again. These birth afterpains were no joke. “I’ll be back . . .

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