Pain Relief After Labor

After a woman has a baby her body can be very sore. Post-partum pain is usually caused by sore muscles. The body can go into shock from all of the muscle strain. Everything can hurt, including your arms and legs. Often the hips can really hurt as well. This is s the result of having your feet and legs positioned in stirrups or in an odd position. Your back might also be sore as sometimes there can be a lot of maneuvering of the spine in order to allow the child to emerge from the womb.

People who have had an epidural also might have a sore back from the needle or because they did not feel the back strain happening because the pain killer was masking the feeling.

The thing is that most moms do not want to take drugs after labor because it can get into breast milk and cause you to sleep through paying attention to your baby's cries. That is why many people use other measures including taking warm baths and showers, using rice socks and flax bags for heat, icing the area and massaging the area. Your doctor can also tell you what medications, whether they be over the counter or otherwise are safe for you to take.

Many women experience a lot of post-labor pain in their lower regions. The pain can radiate from the vagina to the rectum. This is because this area expands to allow you to let the baby out of your body. You can also be in pain if forceps or an extruder of some kind was used to help you give birth.

In this case a sitz bath can help soothe damaged tissues. You can get over-the-counter and sitz bathas that are good for this purpose. There are also portable pads known as TUCKS pads that can help soothe the heat or pain emanating from your tissues.

Some women get headaches after giving birth. This is due to hormonal changes and stress. Relaxation can really help take care of this type of headache. Women who have epidural or spinal injections when they give birth are quite prone to this type of headache and may need to rest for a few days after labor.

Breast pain is also common after labor but there is not that can be done about it. You can try applying warm packs to your breasts if they are giving you pain after giving birth.

How to Identify a Teen at Risk

Are you living with a teen at risk? The teenage years are the ones where people tend to want to test your boundaries the most. Most teens make mistakes during this phase of growth but you want to help them prevent making the type of mistake that can cause them years of emotional or physical damaged. This can happen if your kid gets involved in a car accident, school shooting or a robbery of any kind.

A teen at risk will be demonstrating behaviors such as underage drinking, drug use and abuse, smoking, unprotected sex, excessive dieting, eating disorders, driving while under the influence, rough-housing with friends and driving while talking on a cell phone.

You might be thinking that smoking cigarettes is not so dangerous for your kid but studies have shown that hat “nicotine is the number one entrance drug into other substance abuse problems.” Teens who smoke each day are more likely to use other drug substances.

Teenagers may experiment with drugs, both legal and including marijuana, cocaine, crack, and methamphetamines, which are particular lethal for teens at risk. Sometimes the temptation is in your own home. Some adolescents sneak into their parents’ medicine cabinets to use drugs prescribed for someone else. Others abuse cough medications and codeine medications for a “high.” Many of these medications also contain speed which ironically, can help improve studies but is not recommended as a way of doing so!

It is too easy to deny that your kid might be having sex. Whether or not your teen will choose to sleep with their boyfriend or girlfriend, it is our job to educate them about the transmission of disease and/or potential pregnancy. Loss of self-esteem and destructive behaviors can arise when teens start engaging in sex at too early an age because they cannot handle the feelings that come with so much attachment.

Dangerous dieting is also a killer. When weight loss reaches a certain level, or the child cannot stop obsessing about food and weight, a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa may be warranted. Boys and girls that suffer from this disease have a distorted body image and may think that they are “fat,” when they are becoming sicker and thinner.

A certain amount of risk-taking is normal in a child but when it comes to their health and basic rules of the road make sure that they are well educated and prevent them from experiencing the often life=-long consequences of making one big mistake while young.