Thursday Jun 06, 2024

92 | Week 2 Postpartum Guide

Week 2 Postpartum Guide

Podcast: New Mom Naturopath

Host: Dr. Kailyn Galloway

Welcome to Week 2 of our postpartum 12-week series! In today's episode, Dr. Kailyn Galloway dives into the changes and challenges that new moms face during the second week postpartum. This episode is filled with insights, tips, and personal anecdotes to help you navigate this crucial time. 

Episode Highlights:

1. Adjusting to Week 2:
   - The significant decrease in blood flow and hormone levels.
   - Physical changes, including the reduction in swelling and return to pre-pregnancy blood pressure levels.
   - Emotional rollercoaster due to hormone withdrawal, and how common it is to feel overwhelmed and cry over small things.

2. Hormonal and Physical Changes:
   - The role of Relaxin in your body and how it affects your blood vessels and ligaments.
   - The ongoing process of your uterus shrinking back to its normal size and the associated cramping.
   - Increased kidney function leading to frequent urination and its impact on your comfort.

3. Breastfeeding and Lactation:
   - Tips for managing engorgement and ensuring a good latch.
   - Importance of balancing nursing on both sides to avoid discomfort and uneven milk production.
   - Using breast milk for minor ailments like mucousy eyes or nasal congestion in your baby.

4. Emotional Support and Self-Care:
   - The importance of giving yourself grace and not expecting perfection.
   - Encouraging new moms to set aside time for self-care, even if it means putting the baby down for a moment.
   - Highlighting the need for support and suggesting joining Dr. Galloway's Facebook group for community and advice.

5. Free Coaching Calls:
   - Dr. Galloway offers free coaching calls to help new moms manage the stress and challenges of postpartum.
   - How to schedule a free coaching call via the link in the show notes.

6. Practical Advice:
   - Encouraging the use of a lactation consultant for personalized breastfeeding support.
   - Tips on using household items like pillows for better breastfeeding positions.
   - The benefits of having formula on hand and not feeling guilty about using it if needed.

Closing Thoughts:
Dr. Galloway reassures new moms that they are doing a great job, despite the challenges and emotional ups and downs of the postpartum period. Tune in next Monday for Week 3, which will focus on mental and emotional support.

Links and Resources:
- Schedule a Free Coaching Call
- Join the Facebook Group
- Apple Podcasts - Leave a Review

Thank you for listening, and remember, you're not alone on this journey!

Comments (0)

To leave or reply to comments, please download free Podbean or

No Comments

Copyright 2023 All rights reserved.

Podcast Powered By Podbean

Version: 20240320