The postpartum period can bring many surprises to women. After pregnancy, most women’s bodies do not immediately bounce back to their pre-pregnancy forms, and many changes are uncomfortable or even painful in the early days after birth. Women’s health needs can change, sometimes quite dramatically, in the postpartum period. Our Thousand Oaks pharmacy staff can help ensure you get the postpartum care you need to recover fully.
Our Thousand Oaks pharmacy offers extensive solutions to postpartum women. Breastfeeding is a common choice for many new mothers today and offers benefits not just to the baby but also to mom. A breastfeeding woman’s uterus tends to return to its pre-pregnancy size more quickly, and she is often able to better manage her weight due to the excess energy her body uses to make milk. However, not all women find that breastfeeding comes easily.
We offer stretch mark ointments to smooth over those often-unsightly red streaks across the abdomen, thighs and hips. These stretch marks may not affect your health, but they can affect your self-esteem. The goal of our Thousand Oaks pharmacist is to help restore your self-confidence and soothe any lingering discomfort. Over-the-counter products are available, but your doctor or healthcare provider may also suggest retinoic acid, glycolic acid or other postpartum care topical products that speed cell turnover and soften deep lines.
Vaginal soreness is a common complaint after a vaginal birth, and hemorrhoids can affect women who have had C-sections or natural births. Both conditions can be extremely difficult to tolerate, particularly when you have a newborn to care for, which is why our Thousand Oaks postpartum care team offers soothing remedies that can cool burning and stop itching.
Diaper rash, hormonal treatments, treatments for thrush, medications that are compounded specifically for newborns and breastfeeding-safe solutions are all available. Contact our Thousand Oaks compounding pharmacy for all your postpartum care needs.
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