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Happy Healing: Five Things You’ll Need Postpartum

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Happy Healing: Five Things You’ll Need Postpartum

In early September, I gave birth to my first child. I had a vaginal delivery and I did not take an epidural. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done and since then, I’ve been focused on learning how to care for my daughter and also healing. I was speaking with a fellow mom and we discussed how people are obsessed with knowing the baby’s every move but don’t always keep that same energy when it comes to checking in with mama.

I began experiencing vaginal pains last week. As I said, I gave birth vaginally, so I thought it was normal. I consulted with other moms, and a doula and not many people remembered feeling what I described. The pain persisted and it got to the point to where I was walking slowly and sitz baths weren’t…

Please read original article Happy Healing: Five Things You’ll Need Postpartum posted on Healthy Black Girls on 8 November 2018 | 10:19 pm —

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