Although COVID-19 is still here, life is still open with many important events likely happening in your life… events that require gifts or even pick-me-ups! Summer is also here so you might have a friend or loved one who is about to have a baby, or YOU may be expecting! I am sure there are young children of your own or a friend’s who are celebrating birthdays, but unfortunately without the party.
When we are out having fun in the sun, we are exposing our bodies to ultraviolet (UV) rays. This exposure can cause the dreaded “C” word-cancer; in particular, skin cancer. I was diagnosed with melanoma in December 2013. One of my risk factors was multiple sunburns as a child. Skin cancer is a collective term for a variety of types of cancer that affect the skin, lips, eyelids, and nails. All types of skin cancers have very high cure rates and excellent outcomes when detected early.
Anxiety lies on a spectrum. Most new mothers, especially first-time mothers, are prone to experiencing some anxiety in the postpartum period. It might include worries about whether the baby will be safe, is eating or sleeping enough and if you are doing a good enough job as a mother. All of these feelings and fears are normal!. A low level of anxiety, especially in the early days, is an adaptive feature for mothers to stay alert for their baby’s safety.
You’re adding a new baby to your family, and you may have gotten the advice that you should accept all the help your village will give you. But what if your friends and family can no longer be there in person? If you’re facing this situation, you’re not alone. There are a few things you can do before welcoming baby that will make life easier, especially if you can’t have the in-person support you may have envisioned.
Everything You Want To Know About Pregnancy, Labor And Delivery and Postpartum, But Are Afraid To Ask!
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses everything you need to know about pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum, but are afraid to ask with labor and delivery nurse, Kaci Dyson of The Mama Coach!