give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.
~ Myla Kabat-Zinn
But we were in the greatest hands possible, and so fortunate to have the best help in the world right there at home with us—my mother! Mom had flown across the country to move into the guest room of our apartment for a two and a half week stay.
Having Mom there proved invaluable. Although it had been 23 years since she’d given birth to me, she hadn’t forgotten what to do, how to do it, and how to remain calm while doing it. We learned so much by watching her interact with the baby. She also cooked, did light housekeeping, and let me get some much-needed rest.
Needless to say, Mom came back for another one of those post-delivery, extended stays six years later, when our son was born. Although most of my friends’ mothers were also there for them after their deliveries, Howard and I knew that not everyone was fortunate enough to have a mother or mother-figure to help out.
And new moms really need some help. After a woman gives birth, her body begins to recover and adjust to no longer being pregnant. The first few weeks after delivery are called the postpartum period— when she needs special post-natal care.
First, she was pregnant, then she delivered a baby, she may now be nursing, and she is definitely exhausted. She may feel overwhelmed by so many changes.
She may experience a wide range of postpartum problems, some more serious than others, and each with its own symptoms. Some of the more common problems include:
- Postpartum infections including uterine, bladder or kidney infections
- Excessive bleeding after delivery
- Pain in the perineal area
- Vaginal discharge
- Breast issues, such as swelling, infection, and clogged ducts
- Stretch marks
- Hemorrhoids and constipation
- Urinary or fecal incontinence
- Hair loss
- Discomfort during sex
- Difficulty regaining pre-pregnancy shape
- Sleep issues and fatigue
Bio-Touch has been shown to help with post-natal care. While not a substitute for standard medical treatments, Bio-Touch is an effective complement to medical protocols. Family members and friends can learn to help each other feel better using Bio-Touch, without being concerned about negative side effects.