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Breastfeeding Consultants and their importance

What is a Breastfeeding Consultant? She is a professional whose main objective is to facilitate the breastfeeding process for both the mother and her baby. Therefore, the consultant plays a supportive role for the woman, aiming to guide her in the best possible way so that she can breastfeed successfully. Recent studies estimate that 80% of women experience some difficulty during breastfeeding. In this context, the demand for specialized assistance has been increasing in recent Read more…

Home Delivery and it’s Benefits

Changes in the birthplace scenario Until the end of the 19th century, births took place chiefly in the homes of pregnant women, who were attended by midwives and companions, often the female members of the family or the local community. However, with the advent of modern medicine, the institutionalization of childbirth in hospitalized environments has led to the use of interventions in a woman’s body to accelerate birth. Childbirth is no longer seen as a Read more…

Why have a Doula?

Why have a doula? The benefits of having a doula are innumerable. In some first world countries, having a doula has become indispensable because they understand the importance of the doula’s role during prenatal, delivery, and postpartum. Many studies have proven the benefits of having a doula. I will list them in the topics below: 25% reduction in the duration of labor; 40% reduction in the use of oxytocin; 30% reduction in the use of Read more…

Postpartum Depression

During the perinatal period (pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum), women undergo significant physiological and hormonal alterations, physical bodily transformations, as well as social and psychological changes. All these transformations that occur during the pregnancy-puerperal period, make women more vulnerable to developing Postpartum Depression, also known as maternal depression, puerperal depression, or natal depression. As we know, it is not at all easy to deal with all the changes and difficulties that motherhood brings. It is important Read more…