Tips for C-Section Recovery

Childbirth is an exciting time. You finally get to meet the baby growing inside of you for the last 9 month. Yet, having a baby can be taxing on your body, especially if you’ve had a cesarean delivery, commonly referred to as a C-section. You’ll need more time to recover than you would after a … Read more

Is it Safe to Use CBD While Pregnant or Nursing?

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is quickly becoming popular in the health and wellness realm. It’s one of over 120 cannabinoids, or chemicals, found in the cannabis plant, and its list of potential benefits continues to grow. With more people turning to CBD to relieve various physical and mental health symptoms, you might be wondering … Read more

Tips to Prevent Nipple Soreness and Pain From Pumping

Much like breastfeeding, pumping milk shouldn’t hurt. The pump’s job is to gently encourage a milk letdown, then continue suctioning to collect that milk. This process shouldn’t be painful, and it’s not meant to cause damage to your nipples or breasts. Unfortunately, some women do experience nipple pain from pumping, and others experience nipple damage … Read more

Research Shows That THC Stays in Breast Milk for Six Weeks

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In a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado have found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana, stays in breast milk for up to six weeks, further supporting the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine to … Read more

Breastfeeding 101: Basics for Mom

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Women have been breastfeeding their babies since the beginning of time. There’s nothing more natural or maternal than nourishing your baby from your body. The experience is one of magic and comfort that improves health and vitality for the child, as well as the sense of connection for the mother. As natural as the action of nursing is, it doesn’t mean that it comes naturally for every woman, especially in the early days. If you choose to breastfeed your child, you can look forward to cultivating new levels of patience.

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Hear It From a HealthLynked Provider: About Fetal Circulation

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If you’ve ever been curious about the development of a fetus or how babies breathe in the womb, tuck in for another edition of Oohvie’s “Hear It From HealthLynked” blog series where real providers share their research, thoughts, and publications on modern medical trends, technologies, and treatments. In this segment originally published in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, HealthLynked ultrasonographers discuss how naturally occurring vascular shunts allow fetuses to reach maturity.

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What Is Preeclampsia?

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If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably read up on some of the risk factors associated with pregnancy and want to know more about what to expect in the coming months. This week, Oohvie explores what we know about preeclampsia, also known as toxemia, and what symptoms you should log in Oohvie to report to your HealthLynked provider if you think you might be at risk for preeclampsia.

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3 Common Reasons for Female Infertility

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Getting pregnant is much harder than you think. Nature’s fertility rate is only 20% per month for healthy women in their thirties, meaning every hundred women who are actively trying to get pregnant, eighty of them will have to try again. Infertility is not becoming pregnant after a year of frequent, unprotected intercourse (Mayo Clinic).

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