OB-GYNs debunk 16 postpartum myths

High-risk obstetricians Laura Riley and Dena Goffman debunk 16 postpartum myths. They talk about how breastfeeding will not prevent pregnancy, why baby bumps don’t disappear right after you give birth, and how breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally. They also debunk the myth that you’ll need to keep having C-sections if you’ve previously had one.

Riley is the chair of OB-GYN at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine. She specializes in maternal fetal medicine. You can learn more about her work here: https://weillcornell.org/laura-e-riley-md

Goffman is the chief of obstetrics at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University. She is also a maternal fetal medicine specialist. You can learn more about her work here: https://www.columbiaobgyn.org/profile/dena-goffman-md

0:00 Intro
0:40 Your baby bump disappears after you give birth.
1:15 Your vagina will become loose after giving birth.
1:53 You can have sex right after childbirth
2:40 Breastfeeding will come naturally.
4:06 Breastfeeding will help you lose all the baby weight quickly.
4:37 It’s normal for nursing to hurt
5:44 Your milk supply can’t be improved.
6:32 Breastfeeding makes your baby clingy and dependent
7:14 You shouldn’t nurse if you’re sick.
7:50 Breastfeeding will prevent pregnancy.
8:40 Everyone gets postpartum depression.
9:57 You will immediately fall in love with your baby.
10:40 Once you have one C-section, you’ll need to keep having them
11:45 You won’t have vaginal bleeding after a C-section
12:26 Severe headaches are normal when you’re postpartum and overtired
13:41 It’s better to have kids one right after the next.

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