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  1. Understanding Endometriosis -- Prevention

    Get the basics on prevention of endometriosis from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Endometriosis -- the Basics

    Get the basics on endometriosis from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Endometriosis -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    The experts at WebMD give an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.

  4. Topic Overview

    Childbirth and breast-feeding may affect your sexual desire. Exhaustion,breast soreness,your baby's demands,and recovery from childbirth may decrease your interest in intimacy with your partner. But you may feel more comfortable having sex after the baby is born. Each woman's experience is different. You can help restore a sexual relationship with your partner by anticipating the physical ...

  5. Topic Overview

    A cesarean delivery may delay the start of breast-feeding for several hours. You may be sleepy from medicine or in pain from the surgery. Try breast-feeding your baby as soon as you are able. Ask whether your baby can be brought into the recovery room to be held and breast-fed. Ask your nurse or other health professionals to help you position the baby in ways that are comfortable for you. ...

  6. Topic Overview

    It is important to have breast-feeding support from your doctors,nurses,and hospital staff who care for you and your baby. Fortunately,most people involved in health care are aware of the benefits of breast-feeding. Before having your baby,research the breast-feeding policies at your hospital of choice. Look at policies related to: The first feeding. Unless your baby is born needing ...

  7. Topic Overview

    Relactation is the attempt to start producing breast milk at a time when your body normally would not. A woman may try relactation when she: Adopts a baby and has breast-fed before. Stopped breast-feeding her baby and now has changed her mind and wants to resume breast-feeding. Relactation is a difficult and complex process and does not always work. It usually involves breast and nipple ...

  8. Topic Overview

    You can continue to breast-feed after you return to work. But it is important to think ahead about practical issues,such as where to store your pumped milk. Some issues to consider include: Employer support. Before your child is born,talk to your employer about your breast-feeding plans. Point out the benefits of continuing to breast-feed,such as greater personal satisfaction and possibly ...

  9. Topic Overview

    If you plan to breast-feed and use a breast pump at times,research your equipment options while you are pregnant. When evaluating the different types of breast pumps,think about how often you will need to use the pump. Think about: How often you will need other caregivers to feed your baby. Whether you will return to work while continuing to breast-feed. How long you plan to breast-feed. ...

  10. Storing Breast Milk - Topic Overview

    Because what is in your breast milk changes as your baby develops,it is best to use milk as soon as possible after pumping or expressing it. Also,the antioxidant and other protective properties are most important and beneficial to your baby when breast milk is fresh. The protective components of breast milk decrease with refrigeration and freezing. 1 But stored breast milk is the next best ...

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