BBL 030: More on How to Handle Postpartum Changes

Postpartum body changes can feel a little overwhelming (or maybe really overwhelming), but knowing what to expect helps a lot. This is the second half of our series on what's going on with you during the postpartum time. Here are some things you may experience – and how to handle them!

In this episode I cover:

  • Afterpains – what they are (and how to handle them when they hurt)
  • Engorgement and Leaking milk
  • Belly pain (why it happens and how to stop it)
  • What's normal with postpartum bleeding – including lochia flow and clots
  • Going to the bathroom after having a baby
  • Why you need to pee a lot postpartum!
  • Getting the nourishment you and baby really need
  • Why “sleep when baby sleeps” really is good advice

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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