Taking Care of New Moms

Taking Care of New Moms

New moms feel very overwhelmed in the first week after the baby is born, but this is completely normal, affirms Nancy Martinez, Mother Baby Clinical Educator with Homestead Hospital. She recommends all new moms to try to sleep, eat well, drink a lot of water and take care of themselves, because they are now responsible [...]

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Neonatal Withdrawal Symptoms

Neonatal Withdrawal Symptoms

Dr. Jaime Fernandez, Pediatric Neonatologist with Homestead Hospital, says any baby demonstrating withdrawal symptoms needs a long and complicated therapy that can only be done in a hospital. He explains the symptoms can range from mild irritability to seizures and death. "The treatment is very supportive. If it is just mild irritability, where the baby [...]

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

There are different perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, such as postpartum depression, antenatal depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum panic disorder, postpartum psychosis, and bipolar, peripartum onset, among others. Carey Acosta, Lactation Consultant with Homestead Hospital, says the postpartum depression is the one that most people think is the most common. "But with a postpartum depression there's [...]

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Calling a Doctor in Postpartum Depression Cases

Calling a Doctor in Postpartum Depression Cases

Normally, the postpartum depression starts maybe two or three weeks after the delivery. Dr. Jila Senemar, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, recommends if a relative has somebody that’s having the baby blues, but they are not getting better within a week or two, that’s when they need to ask for help. Postpartum [...]

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

According to the National Institutes of Health, 15 % of new mothers find themselves in a deeper, longer-lasting depression after the baby was born. The postpartum depression is a syndrome that affects 15 % of pregnant women and it’s convenient to be detected, says Doctor Alberto Sirven, Obstetrician-Gynecologist at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. There is [...]

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Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

Carey Acosta, Lactation Consultant with Homestead Hospital, explains 80% of moms can experience baby blues, having mild fatigue, and feeling tired. She also says the main difference between baby blues and postpartum depression is that baby blues will go away without seeking treatment for it. Frankie Powell, Patient Care Supervisor of Labor & Delivery at [...]

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Fertility after Childbirth

Fertility after Childbirth

The postpartum visit is important to evaluate the recovery process of the mom, to check if she is through postpartum depression, and discuss about birth control. Dr. Alberto Sirven, Medical Director of the West Kendall OB/GYN Program and Women and Infant Credentials Committee Chairman with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, talks about when women can do [...]

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Effects of Postpartum Depression on the Baby

Effects of Postpartum Depression on the Baby

Postpartum depression can have implications in a baby. Dr. Jila Senemar, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says the mother can have negative feelings of resentment towards the baby and, also, she feels the baby is rejecting her. The expert says when she has a patient with postpartum depression; she studies the behavior [...]

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