24 October, 2018

Warning signs to look-out for after giving birth

Giving birth isn’t easy. Whether you’ve had a normal delivery or a C-section, having a baby can leave you feeling tired and weak. You will also experience several changes in your body, which may confuse you whether these are normal or not.

Here are a few things that are not normal after giving birth and you should check with your doctor if you experience these:

  1. See your doctor if you experience bleeding that soaks up a pad every hour for two hours. This may be a sign that you are experiencing pieces of placenta retained in your uterus that may require surgery, or that your uterus isn’t contracting and causing you to bleed too much.
  2. If you experience foul odor from your vagina, it may be an indication of an infection.
  3. If you experience no bleeding at all, see your doctor about it. This may indicate a problem too because bleeding for a couple of weeks is normal after giving birth.
  4. If you feel like your uterus is swelling, bloating or getting larger, it may indicate a blood clot or other issues.
  5. See your doctor if you have a fever of 101 or higher.
  6. If you continue to experience pain even after your pain medication course has ended, you might need to see your doctor.
  7. Those who have had a C-section should keep an eye for any swelling, redness or discharge from the incision or episiotomy site. These may be a sign of infection.
  8. Problems while urinating such as inability to urinate, burning sensation while urinating, or extremely dark urine are all signs of dehydration, an infection, or other complications.
  9. Talk to your doctor if you experience severe headaches which could be due to hormonal issues or related to blood pressure.
  10. You may also face flu-like symptoms which may be due to mastitis or a breast infection. Your doctor will be able to ascertain the right symptom. Pain or redness in one or both of your breasts may be due to a plugged duct or a breast infection.
  11. Pain, warmth or tenderness in your legs may be a sign of blood clot. Your doctor will be able to advice better.
  12. Frequent nausea and vomiting is also a sign that you should not ignore. Also, if you experience any problems while breathing, see your doctor immediately.

These are just a few of the warning signs that you should look out for after you’ve delivered. If you feel something that is causing you a lot of worry, don’t hesitate to get it checked out. You need not wait until your six week check up to see your doctor. Sometimes, seemingly small things can grow and complicate your recovery process. So don’t hesitate – our doctors at KIMS Cuddles will answer all your questions.

*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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27 December, 2022

Tips for dealing with postpartum vaginal discharge

Lochia, or the vaginal discharge that a woman’s body produces following childbirth, is expected to last for a few days to weeks after delivery. After birth, the rapid flow of blood and mucus begins. For the first 2-3 days after birth, the bleeding will be severe and contain blood clots. However, after a few days, the flow will gradually decrease to spotting before stopping entirely. When the uterus recovers after a few weeks, the flow colour can change from dark red to brown, then yellowish-white. It’s an unavoidable and inevitable occurrence, and the only thing you can do is wait for it to end. It continues to decrease in volume before entirely ending. Here are a few essential tips to keep you prepared for this postpartum vaginal discharge.  Pile up with sanitary napkins and replace them regularly. You’ll need big pads with a lot of absorption potential in the first few days. Maintaining strict sanitation and keeping your private parts washed will help you prevent more postpartum infections. To keep away the infections, avoid having tampons or menstrual cups. Empty the bladder regularly, even if you don’t have the urge. This will relieve you.  Medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, should
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17 November, 2022

Taking care of mental wellbeing during pregnancy

Pregnancy often is a happy and joyous phase to treasure and cherish. It brings a mix of feelings for you, and not all of them are good. Few thoughts might even trigger the mental health that might disturb you so much during and after the pregnancy. It’s just as important to look at your mental wellbeing and health during pregnancy as your physical health.  For your safe and happy pregnancy, a happy lifestyle is crucial. However, it is good to notice your mood drifts to identify the problems in the early stages.  What can you usually experience?  While mood swings are common during pregnancy, continuous and long down moments are not good. Take a look at the durations you are down.  Feeling fear or anxiety all the time about your baby or pregnancy.  Having negative thoughts about your life, pregnancy and relation  Feeling burdened with unknown pressure in your mind can relate to the stress of pregnancy but requires attention.  Common mental problems experienced during pregnancy  Depression during Pregnancy “During pregnancy, the symptoms of depression such as changes in sleep, appetite, and energy levels are often difficult to distinguish from the regular experiences of pregnancy.“ says Diana Carter, MBBS Xanthoula Kostaras, BSc. In her recent publication, she mentioned that up to 70% of women report
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20 November, 2021

5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy

No matter how happy you are about your pregnancy, stress during the pregnancy phase is unavoidable. Most of the time, it is because of the hormones that play around. But there are a lot of other factors that account to stress. Managing stress during pregnancy is an efficient way to enjoy your pregnancy period.  Knowing the changes and accepting them happening to your body will help you best during this phase. However, know more efficient ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Here are the 5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Eat well and sleep well must be a routine  Nothing can replace the best benefits of proper food and sound sleep. Ensure that you follow a balanced diet with all the necessary supplements that your body needs and take enough rest. A night of proper sleep will make your day brighter and keep you comparatively in a cheerful mood. Rest when you are tired. Do not overdo during pregnancy. A perfect routine for food and sleep will ease up your hormones.  Surround yourself with positive energy. Talk to your friends and family. Pregnancy can put you through a lot of thoughts. It will make you think about the least possible negativity. Well, these are the instincts of the mother to safeguard her child. So
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