I have to ask you “Have you been getting your rest?”. The reason I asked is because if not, you will be tired and this can cause trouble! Are you nipples hurting and you’re not sure way? They might be trying to tell you something is wrong.
Take a long look at the next few points that will happen if you get your rest:
1- In nursing mothers, many kinds of breast problems are eased.
2- Prolonged or heavy vaginal bleeding, peri-menopause or post-partum, lessened.
3- Depression and general crabbiness, reduced.
Just these three points should be enough encouragement for bed rest. If not, here is another one: Going to bed with only you in panties and the baby in a diaper for 24 hours, this will help with the building up of milk production. Make sure you have PLENTY of fluids to drink, something to read for yourself and all the items baby will need for changing time, all placed on a bedside table.
A family member or friend can bring you any food or other items you might need - don’t be afraid to ASK!! This is for your health and the baby’s health. After the 24 hours is up, you will see a huge change in the amount of milk your body has created. Make sure you do not get up and move around a lot. Go to the bathroom and lay back down, skin to skin with your baby.
You have to stay at home, it’s not ‘let’s go to the Grandparents house and I’ll lay down there’. Guests can come to you or wait until you are up again. A few weeks of postpartum rest is not much time compared to some cultures where 40 days rest for a new mother is standard. Your husband, boyfriend or life partner can help you out. Ask a friend to start a Meal Train for you! This is a great tool to allow others to bring your family a hot meal in those first couple weeks home with baby.
The best ways to start off Motherhood is skin to skin with your baby (that’s why most nurses have you remove the clothes), high protein meals, and rest. Make sure you rest with the baby. Nine months was a long time to wait to see that little angel face, now take advantage of the time you can spend one on one skin to skin with him or her.
Once you are up again, tell the father to hold the baby with both being shirtless, as this helps the baby create a better bond with the father, as well as help regulating their internal thermostat. The father to baby bonding is an awesome experience to feel! “I am not sure how to describe the feeling I felt the first time I held my newborn”, many fathers say. Don’t worry Mom; your bond will never go away. The baby learned the sound of your voice and heart long before they learned anyone else.
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There are several types of twin placentas in the human race. You will be surprised to know that not all twins share a placenta and sometimes two of them will merge to become one. To really understand how all this magic happens, you need to understand the different types of twins, how they are conceived and how they are positioned in their mother’s wombs. Let us take a look at the different types of twins.
Dizygotic twins are those that result from the fertilization of two eggs by two different sperms. They are known in layman’s terms as fraternal twins. These are like two siblings who share 50 % of genes unlike identical twins who have the same DNA. Each fetus will lie in their own membrane and will not share any vessels with the other. They lay in different amnion and each of them has their own sac.
The two fetus do not share the same placenta. Each has their own set of blood vessels and their own amnion. In this case there will be two different placentas released after birth. You will also notice that the two placentas in some cases will merge to form one placenta. Though it is not common enough to be the standard it is not very unusual as well. All the dizygotic twins are di-chorionic. This just means that they have different placentas and different sacs. The sacs can be fused, sharing amniotic fluid or completely separated.
These are the result of one egg being fertilized by one sperm. The fertilized egg will then split in a few days after fertilization to form two individual embryos that share the same chromosomes. Monozygotic twins are commonly referred to as maternal twins or identical twins. These two will share almost 100% the same DNA. The two can lay in the same sac or in different sacs depending on when the egg split into two. You can also have the same outer sac and two different inner sacs which is known as monochorionic/diamnotic.
Should the twins split after 3-4 days after fertilization then the membrane configuration would be dichorionic/diamniotic. This means that the twins would be in different sacs and have different placentas just like fraternal twins. The difference is that the two have 100% the same DNA. Fraternal twins only have 50% similar DNA.
Should the egg split between 3-8 days after fertilization then the membrane configuration would be monochorionic/diamniotic. Here the twins share the same placenta and vessels. This is dangerous because it can lead to complications.
Splitting of the egg after 13 days of fertilization means the twins will be in the same sac and will be conjoined.
Most of the IVF embryos end up being twins. Roughly 35% of them turn out to be twins. Most of the multiple pregnancies are twins.
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