Things They Don't Tell You: Postpartum Edition
Aug 28, 2019
Let us take you just a little deeper into the things people probably aren't telling you about the postpartum period. Don't worry, we laughed our way through this episode and we hope you will too! And as gross or frustrating as some of this info may be...it's simply part of the beautiful, messy, "wouldn't-trade-it" experience we call motherhood.
[1:19] If we could have a subtitle for this episode, it would be; "The 3 B's: Boobs, Blood, & Bodily Fluids"
[2:55] We talk about blood flow postpartum, what to expect, and when to wear adult diapers.
[6:13] We talk about "gettin' it on" postpartum. ow ow!
[7:14] The stinks and the sweats. What is up with that postpartum BO?!
[10:03] We get into all the things boob-related. Rock hard boobs when baby has a nice long stretch of sleep during the night, the joy of bigger boobs (for us tiny-boobed people) and the sadness of watching them go away even when you're nursing all the time, the size of nipples & areolas, the different directions that nipples choose to face....and more!
[17:04] Conditions you can get while breastfeeding; thrush, mastitis, clogged ducts, cracked nipples, and what helps.
[20:16] We talk about fake boobs!
[21:18] The dreaded First Poo. In case no one told you, the thought of pushing anything out, let alone a turd after birthing your baby, can be a little much. We'll tell you how to get through it gracefully.
[24:09] The peri bottle, and how to use, the right way...unlike Stephanie.
[25:34] Find us on Instagram @myessentialbirth and send us your DM's about things you weren't told postpartum.
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