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A postpartum practice in France that will make you jealous

A postpartum practice in France that will make you jealous

While I was pregnant with my second baby, I became intrigued by how women in other countries are cared for after the birth of their babies. My fascination started with a Facebook post from a friend of Chinese descent. In the Chinese culture, women and their household are taken care of by family members - usually the grandmother - while the mother’s job is to stay in bed and feed baby for 30 days. The postpartum mother is treated with a special diet of warming foods and drinks such as soups, ginger, and vinegar...

6 Simple ways to relieve pubic symphysis pain

6 Simple ways to relieve pubic symphysis pain

Small movement, separation or inflammation at your pubic symphysis, located between your pubic bones, can be a big pain in the pelvis. During pregnancy, some separation is normal, but excessive separation can make simple things like going up a flight of stairs, getting in and out of a car, and even walking really difficult. If your separation is really bad, your OB or midwife may keep you on bedrest. Because you have enough things to deal with during your pregnancy and after birth, here are a few simple things you can do to decrease your pubic symphysis pain.