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Postpartum

Postpartum Questions

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

My baby is due in a few weeks, and I'm planning to have my placenta encapsulated for ingestion. Does anyone have knowledge or experience with raw vs steamed (TCM method)? My doula will do either depending on my choice, and I was wondering what... (more)

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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

I wanted to lose 15-20 pounds before pregnancy, and I have 20 MORE pounds that I can't lose from my pregnancy (I didn't lose any weight after leaving the hospital... I'm not one of those lucky ladies whose baby weight took care of itself). So I... (more)

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Megan_16 0 · September 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Please be patient with yourself! You just had a baby! Congrats, by the way.:) And great job on breastfeeding...you're giving your child a great start. I would concentrate on eating whole, healthy, unprocessed food, and enjoy your baby. These are... (more)

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by 5929 · about 7 hours ago

Modern women often put on weight during and after pregnancy. Does anyone know of studies, or even anecdotes, indicating rates of gestational weight gain and/or post-partum obesity in hunter-gatherers or primitive horticulturalists or indigenous... (more)

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SIJ 0 · June 16, 2012 at 1:53 AM

This study here states "Maasai women typically gain around 11% of their weight while pregnant while the US and Europe gain around 15-25% during pregnancy. One concern of diet restriction is giving birth to an infant with LBW (low birth weight),... (more)

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by 480 · about 7 hours ago

Hi all, I've found great natural remedies on here for depression, but does anyone know what is safe for breastfeeding? I'm going to be talking to my doctor tomorrow but I have a feeling that she's not going to know much about natural... (more)

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daz 0 · June 04, 2012 at 9:47 AM

May be worth having a read of these articles (links and some text included below). Given the info in these articles, I would ask your doctor to test your Vitamin D3 levels (25ohD). And if possible B12, Iron Studies and Ferritin as well. ... (more)

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by 605 · about 7 hours ago

How would you describe your postpartum health and how did you cope? Specifically, do you think your paleo diet affected your experience at all? Did your experience differ to previous (non-paleo) pregnancies, or friends/family experiences and do... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · May 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

My first babe is 5 weeks old today. My postpartum experience has been typical. I laboured (and delivered!) at home for 25 hours: Early labour was 12 hours Active labour was 10 hours Pushing was 3 hours My uterus detached on it's own and was... (more)

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by 1448 · about 7 hours ago

I have been paleo for 6 months with the exception of the holiday cheating and occasionally eating a little rice and beans maybe once a week. Overall I feel great! more energy, better skin, weight loss, muscle tone..blah blah blah...My son will be... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 10, 2012 at 4:28 AM

Your hormone levels post-partum can fluctuate significantly for lots of reasons. Are you nursing full-time? If so, you may need to eat more calories. How's your Vitamin D level? Do you eat organ meats & bone broths? You may have some... (more)

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by 24538 · about 8 hours ago

I did placenta encapsulation when my son was born, and found it to be the perfect medicine to recover from birth and postpartum anxiety and fatigue. I actually liked it so much, I learned how to do it for other people. Placentaphagy seems to... (more)

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Alexis 0 · July 12, 2011 at 8:21 PM

I am Chinese, and this is very, very common in Chinese culture and medicine. At least, in traditional culture. Nowadays, modern women probably shirk at the idea. The doctor always gives you the option of keeping the placenta, and if you don't take... (more)

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by 30 · about 8 hours ago

I'm seven or so weeks into Paleo and Crossfit. I started when my [second] baby was 4.5 months and now she is 6 months. During this time (likely due to my amazing increase in energy) we have tackled the family bed to crib transition. When we were... (more)

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PaleoCurious 0 · June 12, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Hi there, I am a mom of four. In my experience co-sleeping is the natural thing and helps mom, dad and baby sleep better. It allows for quick nursing with little disruption, no need to turn on a light or disturd the sleep pattern unless you need... (more)

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by 12174 · about 8 hours ago

So, I've been reading the stories of avid Crossfitters for a while. I am really intrigued, but I'm at a loss for how nursing mothers would make it work. In my case, for the next few years, I'll be either a) nursing, or b) pregnant, so if I ever... (more)

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Jamie_2 0 · December 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

I'm a mother of 3. I've been a crossfitter since my 2nd was 3. Now she's 5 and I've added a 3rd. I've crossfitted through a pregnancy (crossfitmom.com) and now, while breastfeeding. My youngest is 11 mos. I started back to crossfit when he was 2... (more)

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by 90 · October 23, 2014 at 4:27 AM

Hi all, I'm not 100 percent paleo probably not close but I try. I'm currently 7 months postpartum and breastfeeding. I started doing "no poo" around May? And than I had about 2-3 weeks where I went back to an organic non-toxic shampoo/conditioner.... (more)

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Myth 0 · August 08, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Alopecia is pretty unfortunate and annoying but not hopeless. Also, congrats on baby number 2.You're right, hormones play a huge part in hair loss and stress as well. Stress also messes with your hormones so, it's like a double hit. Plus, it's... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:17 AM

I have always been fairly fit and had a flat stomach from exercise combined with a paleo diet. I exercised up until I gave birth and ate healthy. Now that I've had my baby, I have lost all my weight but have this flab/skin on my belly that won't... (more)

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Paleoholic 0 · December 06, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I've found that mixing 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drinking that before every meal helps my stomach break down my food better and eliminates a lot of the bulge in that area. I'm not sure if it would help since yours... (more)

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by 10919 · October 23, 2014 at 3:19 AM

I've been strict low carb paleo for about 7 months and have lost about 45 pounds. I'm breastfeeding. I have another 45-50 pounds to go. My issue is I feel like I'm losing weight everywhere except for my stomach. Case in point: My hipslinger... (more)

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Sharon_1 0 · August 26, 2011 at 2:38 AM

Some women lose weight like magic with bfing and some just can't shake the weight until their babes are weaned. Your body needs to be sure it has a ton of extra nourishment for your babe and you may just be in the unlucky crowd to store excess... (more)

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by 12174 · October 23, 2014 at 3:13 AM

I've always admired the results that Crossfitters exhibit in terms of body composition - enough that's it's causing me to reevaluate our family's schedule and budget to see if Crossfit could be included. My question is: Does Crossfit work for... (more)

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Thumper 0 · May 23, 2011 at 3:13 AM

I started crossfit about 9 months before conceiving my child. I was just on the path of feeling and looking the best ever in my life. I had a complicated pregnancy (extreme morning sickness for 25 weeks coupled with placenta previa - which meant... (more)

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by 5 · October 22, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Hello! I am relatively new to paleo (about a month in). My history of yo-yo dieting (mainly low cal and low fat) has been for almost 20 years. I'm 15 months post-partum as well. I started at 151 pounds and a month later I'm at 148. I'm doing about... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

You will do better if you take the emphasis off of weight loss and focus on replenishing your nutrients so that you hormones balance out. Balanced hormones=easy weight loss. Having a baby has left you even more depleted than your low fat diet... (more)

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by 0 · October 21, 2014 at 4:31 AM

Has anyone used a postpartum support belt to protect their abs while lifting? I am 4 weeks postpartum after having my third baby. I do not want to get a hernia if I start lifting too early. I feel great and am ready to start exercising more.... (more)

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by 1020 · October 20, 2014 at 3:18 AM

Hello all, my wife and I are expecting our baby boy "Taiyo" in October. I want to brainstorm about as many things as possible to consider once our boy is born, specific to paleo/primal living. Problems/issue to be aware of, breastfeeding,... (more)

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Rhi 0 · July 24, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Look into all the information you can get on attachment parenting. It's actually how I came to the Paleo lifestyle, getting in touch with our evolution, and realizing how far we've strayed from the path. Most of our modern child-raising principals... (more)

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by 10919 · October 20, 2014 at 3:12 AM

I'm 4 months post partum, I exclusively breastfeed, and I have been eatin strict vlc paleo for a few months now. I want to get in shape and have about 60 more pounds to lose. My only issue is I still have general ache-iness around my lower... (more)

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bettyrocker 0 · April 04, 2011 at 6:26 PM

First of all -- great job! I went through a similar experience with the birth of my son and it completely kicked my ass. A Cesarean is major surgery and a long recovery, and coupled with nursing and the kind of sleep you get with a newborn,... (more)

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