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Welcome to the Mama Strut Blog

Welcome to the Mama Strut Blog

By Lucyann Bowe / April 4, 2016

Welcome mamas! We’re so excited to launch the Mama Strut newsletter and blog. Mama Strut is not only committed to providing all mamas with the absolute best in maternity and postpartum support systems, we are also changing the conversation when it comes to postpartum recovery.

We are mama-centric and mama-inspired - all mama, all the time.

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My Postpartum Story: One Year Ago Today

By Lucyann Bowe / April 4, 2016

A year ago, I was discharged from the hospital with nearly 20 stitches and I was still bleeding from my wound. I had lost over 500ml of blood and continued to bleed for another four weeks. My condition caused me to have hot flashes and night sweats. I had trouble sleeping, I lost a lot of hair. As my swollen organs healed, they shrank back down about 2,000% to their original size.

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Q&A with Dr. Farzad Mahjoubi: What Every Expecting Mom Should Know About Epidurals

By Lucyann Bowe / April 4, 2016

Question & Answer with Anesthesiologist Dr. Farzad Mahjoubi.

What do you think is the most misunderstood concept about an epidural during labor? The biggest misconception about epidurals is that the procedure often results in spinal cord injury. Epidurals for labor actually are done at the lumbar level, below where the spinal cord ends.

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How Painful Is Labor? More about Labor Pain.

By Lucyann Bowe / April 4, 2016

On the one-year anniversary of my third and last labor, I look back on how I coped with the pain. This reflection brings up the question every first-time mama-to-be wants to know: how painful will labor be and what can I do to help myself cope?

Maybe it’s the result of Hollywood depicting wild birth scenes or maybe it’s the abundance of unsubstantiated information on the Internet, but many mamas-to-be are developing...

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