Articles on motherhood

Revisiting Motherhood! Your Dental Care

Dr. Sumeeta Jayant, Dentist
Motherhood is one of the most privileged blessings that the fair sex has been endowed with. It defines who they are. Motherhood is just not about carrying baby and then bringing it to life, it’s a gamut of expressions – the deepest and the most touching kinds.Kindness, Care, Compassion, Unconditional Love, Adoration, Bond, Connect – the emotions and experiences are unparalleled. Myself being a new first time mom but a relatively old doctor, I wish to educate the whole lot of young women on dental care who aspire to be moms. As surprising it may sound, healthy mouth and teeth are essential to healthy and safe pregnancy. These seemingly innocuous conditions and can go a long way in either marring or enriching your pregnancy experience.What changes during pregnancy?Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum diseases which can affect the health of developing fetus.Before planning to conceive• Get a dental appointment ant get oral screening done before getting pregnant.• Get your teeth professionally cleaned and avoid the risk of getting gum infection. In fact, get all your dental problems addressed in time. As I always say, a healthy mouth is the gateway to a healthy living.Once you have conceived and carry a beautiful life inside of you Do not skip your dental checkup appointment simply because you're pregnant. Regular periodontal exams are very important because pregnancy causes hormonal changes that put you at increased risk of periodontal disease, pregnancy gingivitis which can hinder with the growth of the fetus and may lead to premature birth. I have written extensively on this issue in past.Don’t forget to tell your dentist if you're pregnant. Routine dental care can be done any time during pregnancy. Any urgent procedure can be also done. Elective can be done post pregnancy.Before coming to dentist check with your obstetrician to see if she has any special precautions or instructions for you. Give all the details about the names and dosage of all the medicines you are taking prescribed by the obstetrician. Based on this information dentist may alter your treatment plan. Better still, carry your medical prescriptions and documents.Dental x-rays can be done during pregnancy by safeguarding you and your baby through shielding your abdomen and thyroid.Try to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the pregnancy by brushing twice and flossing everyday.If you're not brushing your teeth due to morning sickness then switch to bland tasting toothpaste. Rinsing your mouth with a medicated mouthwash is good option, ask your dentist for options.Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Healthy diets containing dairy products, cheese and yogurt are a good source of minerals which are essential for baby's developing teeth, gums and bones. Avoid sugary snacks. Have lots of raw vegetables.With these little caveats, you should be on the way to being a great mom - a super mom!Happy Mother's Day.

Motherhood - Challenges for a Young Mom

Dr. Sulata Shenoy, Psychiatrist
As a young couple, you might have craved to have a baby and waited for weeks and months [years, maybe] to hear the good news.  As parents you want to be the best ever and give your child every possible convenience and loads of love. You might have conjured up an idyllic life with your baby, happy, smiling and enjoying watching your child grow. Finally the big event you have waited for so long, happens. As a young mother, you may develop mixed feelings due to a lot of hormonal changes as well as life-style changes you have to cope with. Post-baby blues are fairly common. One minute, you’re care-free, and the next your life is a merry –go- round of changing diapers, preparing feeds, burping baby, cleaning poop and you have only a faint memory of what life was like BB -- Before Baby. Having a few basic guidelines can help ease your life. The pain associated with the delivery may linger or  you may develop issues which delay your complete recovery. Added to this you may have a baby who won’t stop crying and rarely sleeps. In addition you are yourself are tired, sleep deprived, you may resent that you are unable to immediately lose the weight you had put on, may have breast feeding soreness, your house is a mess and you have loads of unwanted advice thrust at you. Physical and emotional exhaustion may set in.1. Establish parental responsibilities and plan for baby's arrival in advanceParents need to discuss how they will address a wide range of issues such as having visitors and extended family dropping in? How are you going to handle house cleaning? Who's going to get up in the middle of the night when baby cries? Having your mother or mother-in-law stay with you during this period is a great way of strengthening family bonds. It would help to observe and practice  a few things like clothing and bathing infants before you actually have to do so.  2. PrioritizeYour house is certainly going to be a mess and frequent cleaning up can exhaust you or it may even be next to impossible. Make your meals simple but nutritious. Avoid hosting events and get-togethers which may just add to your endless daily chores. Learn to say ‘no’ at times. Outsource things that you have to do such as house work, grocery shopping, laundry, meals supplement or those which can be done just as well by someone else. Hiring a temporary help can also ease your burden. 3. Stay flexibleThe first year of a new baby's life requires a huge level of adaptation on the part of parents. If there is one thing that a baby can teach you it is about flexibility and creative problem-solving. Babies are life-altering in the challenges they present. Learn to respond and adapt to the issues – this is the need ofthe hour.  4. Network with other parents, your friends and familyYou may not be able to physically visit nor entertain people at home. Online forums  are a boon for new parents to socialize as well as keep up with recent trends in baby care. However beware of information overload. Resist the urge to "compare and despair" when it comes to your baby and anyone else's. Parents need to keep in mind that not everything they read on the internet is reliable or a good fit for their family.5. Stay connected to your partnerMany marriages fall apart in the first year of having a baby because the baby makes so many demands on the parents – financial, emotional, physical and social. Partners may have little time for each other. Sex may the last thing on your mind when you want to drop exhausted in bed having finally put the baby to sleep. However, it is necessary to ensure you take a little time off every week to just be with each other and renew your marriage bonds.6. Find the humorMaking sure to laugh at times. The situation may seem too hopeless and depressing. It’s really not so! Learn to see things in perspective. Remind yourself this is a passing phase and you have to learn to endure with a cheerful mind.  Fora large part of that first year you focus so much on baby’s needs that you may forget you have needs of your own. You may neglect your meals, health, hobbies, appearance and eventually become depressed. Sleep is a medical necessity  for new moms. Sleeping when the baby sleeps is time-tested advice, and it works. Sleep is also an important way to guard against post partum depression. Exercise is equally important, do so in short periods to keep energy levels up. Consciously make time to relax, meditate, do yoga, read, jog, socialize, shop or take an occasional leisurely bath to de-stress.  7. Don't try to be a Super MomIt's tempting to try to take on the Super Mom role because that’s what you have been told is the ideal. Do not insist on doing everything for the baby from diapering to handling pediatrician's appointments to prove you can cope. In this way you may wind up exhausted, which won't help the baby or you. Learn to ‘let it go’ - without guilt.Finally, remember the babyhood phase will pass -- all too quickly as most parents attest. Have patience; the joys of having children far outweigh the stress.

Motherhood - Your Toddler, Dental Care, and Your Role in It!

Dr. Sumeeta Jayant, Dentist
Once a mom, it’s such a joy and pleasure to watch your toddler grow. The fondness for the little one grows as he/she keeps growing up. The eye contact your baby makes with you, his constant babbling, his attempts to cuddle up to you – these experiences are incredible.Baby’s teething are cause of concern for most parents – the right timing of it, the right shape, the number of them – teething along with crawling, and babbling symbolizes the healthy growth and development of the baby. On Mother’s day, I intend to share little tips for all those worrying mother’s out there. Start cleaning your baby's mouth even before her teeth come in. After each feeding wipe the gums with a warm wet wash cloth or a dampened piece of gauge.Make your baby drink water after every meals as most infant foods easily wash off baby's teeth with just a drink of water.Avoid cavities by avoiding bottle feeding. Bottle feeding should not be prolonged for more than a year.Child should be given juices in limited amount as they increase the risk of caries. Give sugary drinks and foods at mealtimes and use juices as a treat.Don't let your baby drink from sippy cup all day long. Too much use of sippy cup can lead to decay on the back of the front teeth if the drinks are sugary.Children's medications can be flavored and sugary and if they stick on the teeth, the chance of cavities increases. Children on medications for chronic conditions such as asthma and heart problems are more prone to caries and so in such cases it's advisable to talk to your dentist about how to keep good oral hygiene and avoid caries.Take good care of teeth as soon as they start erupting. Milk teeth are also very important as these teeth preserve the spacing for the permanent ones and help baby chew and talk. If not cared properly they will affect the permanent teeth.Even though your baby is not using a fluoride toothpaste he should get enough fluoride important for preventing tooth decay from drinking tap water. If your drinking water is not fluoridated ask your doctor about fluoride supplements baby can take once he is 6 months old.Start using non fluoride toothpaste once baby is about 2. At the age of 3 when child is old enough not to swallow the toothpaste introduce the fluoride toothpaste.Stop using the pacifier by age 2 or 3 as the prolonged use can affect how his teeth line up. It can also change the shape of the mouth.Last and the most important take your child should see a dentist by his first birthday. That will get him into the habit of preventive dental care, remove his fear of dentists (which by the way is funny to start with becomes a niggle once he grows up!), keep in good health and save some money in the long run! Trust me, this visit is going to be one of the better Birthday Gifts you would ever conjure of.With these little somethings, you can be assured of a relatively healthy baby.I wish all the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. Stay strong, stay loving, stay the Supermom you are!

10 Things About Depression That Are Actually Not True

Dr. Kiran Shandilya, Psychiatrist
Below are few of the myths that are linked with Depression. Please read them careful.1. Myth: Depression is not a real medical illness.Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that affects not only an individual’s mood and thoughts, but also the individual’s body. Research has shown that depression has genetic and biological causes. Individuals coping with depression have a higher level of stress hormones present in their bodies, and the brain scans of depression patients show decreased activity in some areas of the brain.2. Myth: Even if depression is a medical illness, there’s nothing that can be done about it.Depression is treatable, and more than 80 percent of individuals with depressive disorders improve with treatment. As new medications and treatments are discovered, the number should continue to rise.The first step to finding effective treatment is to get a physical examination by a doctor to rule out other causes for your symptoms, such as thyroid problems. Once you’ve been diagnosed with depression, you and your doctor will decide on a course of treatment, which will include medication, psychotherapy or a combination of both.3. Myth: Depression is no different from getting the “blues” – and this is just a normal part of life.Equating depression with the blues is like saying that a common cold is the same as pneumonia. Everyone gets the blues or blahs from time to time, usually in reaction to disappointment or an upsetting event, or sometimes in reaction to something as simple as a rainy day. But the blues only last a day or two. Depression, on the other hand, can last a lifetime, and the illness is much more pervasive and disabling. No one commits suicide because they have the blues.4. Myth: People who think they have depression are just feeling sorry for themselves.Depression affects about 19 million people annually in the U.S. alone. Some of the most prominent and well-known individuals who have suffered from a depressive disorder include Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, George Patton, abolitionist John Brown, Robert E. Lee, Florence Nightingale, Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, J.P. Morgan, Barbara Bush, Ludwig von Beethoven and Michelangelo. Not exactly people who just sit around feeling sorry for themselves.5. Myth: You can will depression away. If you can’t, then you’re weak.Depression cannot be willed away any more than heart disease or diabetes can. It’s caused by chemical changes in the body, which cannot be overcome simply by positive thinking and grim determination. Given how much stigma is still attached to mental illness, seeking help for depression is an act of courage and strength — not weakness — on your part.6. Myth: Depression will go away by itself.For extremely fortunate individuals, depression may go away by itself. But for the rest of us, depression can hang on for months, years or indefinitely. Depression can go away on its own, only to return in the future; once an individual has one episode of depression, they are predisposed to have more. Clinical depression is a potentially fatal disease – and suicide could be the end result of waiting for it to go away without any help.7. Myth: Depression is a normal part of getting older.Depression is not a normal part of aging, but seniors do generally experience more of the events that can trigger depression: loss of family and friends, ill health, isolation and financial worries. Furthermore, people over the age of 60 grew up in an era in which mental illness was not discussed, and they may feel more shame about asking for help than someone from a subsequent generation. The highest rate of suicide of any age group occurs in that of people 65 and older, with men being more vulnerable than women. It’s imperative that seniors with depression seek help.8. Myth: Depression only affects women.Although women report being affected by depression twice as much as men, depression certainly affects men as well. Often, clinical depression is under reported in men, particularly in cultures that discourage them from asking for help or showing any weakness. Furthermore, men have a higher rate of successful suicide attempts than women, so it is crucial that men seek help for their symptoms.9. Myth: Depression does not affect children or teenagers — their problems are just a part of growing up.We’d like to believe that all children experience a happy, carefree childhood, but that’s simply not the case. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, studies show that 1 in 33 children and 1 in 8 adolescents are depressed in any given year. Children are not as practiced at articulating their feelings as adults, so adults must take the initiative to look for and notice symptoms of depression in children.10. Myth: If someone in your family suffers from depression, you will inherit it.In the same way that you can be genetically predisposed to high blood pressure or diabetes, you can be genetically predisposed to depression. This does not mean, however, that if a family member has a history of depression, you are fated to suffer from it as well. Just be aware that your chances of having depression are higher than if you had no family history of the illness, and seek treatment if you start to develop symptoms.Please connect with us on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dr.kirancenter/and blogspot : http://drkiranmindcenter.blogspot.in/2016/05/myths-and-facts-about-stress.html

9 Tested Solutions for Supermom!

Dr. Rahul Kolamkar, Homeopath
“Nobody nurtures like Mother” is my experience with my mom and now with my kid’s mom. Mother gives their time, energy, health, sleep, habits and long list to go.They forget that one’s ever beautiful women need her time for own health and care. At a certain age most women gets indulge in their daily duties, that they don’t believe in regaining the past.  I bet if every mom starts attending themselves they will become SUPERMOM. In Elite Healers we have talked to lot of women working and house makers and these were the outcomes with definite solutions -Anxieties at bay - Most common excuse for discontinuing exercise is time anxieties. Keep proper schedule and hold it tight to make it a part of routine. Other anxieties for family members, elders,relations and society are all counted in mothers account. To end this accept that everything works on their own.Reading helps – Books especially of self-help will bring emotional stability. This will give a chance to bring a new shade to your personality. Not only self–help, you can try anything which you love to read or do. Mrs Mehra becomes friend to her daughter and Mrs Gupta to her introvert son. Chirag’s is learning French from his mom while Diksha is mastering cookery under her mom’s guidance.  Need of health- Most women don’t keep track of their own health. Small issues are totally forgotten and moderate issues are taken care with Home remedies. Thus Half yearly checkups, Hormones study and nourishment levels becomes the most important part of health calendar.Do delegation – Not delegating the work causes a lot of stress and worries. This messes up with the time and ultimately the same bad routine is on the run. So delegate the work and keep patience for the outcome. Do not micro manage.Take a break- Yes! Always have a break quarterly or half yearly for minimum 2days. Holiday breaks are always refreshing. Do experiment with your looks, style or set new goals. Try to organize your schedule and health plans during this. You can remain home and take break. But be strict for it.Install hobby- Anything which you love to do for hour without being tired can be your hobby. Try to grow it and improve to level of your own satisfaction. This will keep mind refreshing and calm.Meditation- Mothers doing meditation don’t have to struggle.  It improves calmness, stability, focus and acceptance to make life easier. Only an hour of meditation is enough for a day. "Consistency is the key to Success".Sometimes online - It may feel absurd in the world of connectivity to remain limited from social connection. I would say keep away from fake friends. Everybody knows this and is fade up of the bulk messages yet nobody gets away from these apps. Keep limited to real ones and you will feel calm and secure. SMART setting - Everything above said is achievable with SMART goal. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely goal. Keep it in mind that "Rome was not build in a day."This will make you super in Health, Mind and Knowledge – #SUPERMOM. Do ask your query through consult. #supermom #mothersday

Mental Health Care for New Mothers

Ms. Pallavi Tomar, Psychologist
Arrival of a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest and joyous experiences in a mother’s life. However, some women may experience postpartum disorders following childbirth that may deeply affect their mental health and well-being, in turn also affecting the care of the baby. Having a baby is a significant life change and for many new mothers the lack of sleep and fatigue may take its toll on them. Many new mothers experience what is commonly known as ‘postpartum/ baby blues’. These are mood swings the new mother experiences as a result of hormonal fluctuations post childbirth. Postpartum blues are very common and may be experienced by majority of women. The onset of postpartum blues usually occurs a few days after delivery and should begin to subside as hormone levels stabilise in a weeks’ time. Simple ways in which postpartum blues can be managed:Ensuring a somewhat fixed schedule every day.Help from the partner or other family members. Making sure the new mother gets adequate rest and sleep. Diet must be adequately nutritious.Making sure the new parents get some time to themselves to relax and unwind. Spending time together is also important to reconnect and share feelings.Exercise is effective in uplifting mood. Easing back into some physical fitness routine would be immensely helpful.However, a few new mothers may develop more serious concerns such as peripartum and postpartum depression, anxiety or even psychosis. Hence, it is imperative for new mothers, their partners and care takers to also pay attention to their mental health and feelings of well-being. Peripartum refers to those mood symptoms that occur during pregnancy and postpartum are those that may develop in 4 weeks following delivery. If a person continues to experience mood swings or feelings of depression for more than two weeks post childbirth, the problem may be more serious and special attention must be paid. Signs and symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety to look out for:The symptoms of postpartum depression are the same as clinical depression, involving persistent low mood, decrease in interest, excessive fatigue and lethargy, crying spells, feeling helpless and inadequate, loss of appetite and sleep, increased irritability, anxiety and panic attacks, intense worry about the child or lack of concern. In rare cases, some women may also experience Postpartum Psychosis. A few signs and symptoms to look out for are:Postpartum psychosis involves presence of psychotic symptoms post childbirth. Women experiencing these symptoms may develop strange beliefs or ideas without any basis, they may hear or see things that are not really there (hallucinations), may become suspicious and paranoid and fear harm from others, they may experience rapid mood swings involving euphoric mood with overactivity to high irritability and anger, may feel disorganised, may have decreased need or inability to sleep. If you or a new mother you know are experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to get help. Both these conditions require intervention by a mental health specialist and hence the patient and their families/friends should seek help immediately. These conditions can be managed well with proper treatment and care.

Pregnancy and You – a Guide to Healthy Eating

Dr. Devjani Das (Ganguly), Gynecologist/Obstetrician
Pregnancy is a normal physiological journey through motherhood. In the absence of any complications, apart from some screening tests and monitoring of the general health of mother and baby, little else needs to be done in managing this condition. Majority of pregnancies are uncomplicated, and have a happy ending with the delivery of a healthy baby.It is nevertheless important to optimise a mother’s health during pregnancy, as this has a direct bearing on the baby’s health and wellbeing. This can be achieved by some simple measures, and watching what you eat is one of them. Keeping yourself hydrated with a good fluid intake, at least two litres a day, eating abundant dark green leafy vegetables, fruits, fish, red meat and milk, would help your pregnancy. Folic acid supplementation in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy helps to prevent abnormalities of brain and spinal cord.It is also important to know what foods to avoid in pregnancy.High doses of vitamin A can be harmful for the baby. Therefore vitamin A supplementation, and consuming liver and liver products in pregnancy should be avoided.Infections transmitted through food can be avoided by avoiding consumption of unpasteurised milk, soft cheese, pate, uncooked or undercooked ready meals. Raw, half-boiled, and partially cooked eggs, mayonnaise; raw or partially cooked meat and poultry should also be avoided. Prescribed and over the counter medications should only be used if benefits outweigh risks, as the safety profile of many such medicines in pregnancy, is yet to be established. Therefore watching what you choose to eat can have a significant impact on your pregnancy and its outcome. As Asian women, we are also susceptible to developing diabetes in pregnancy, therefore avoiding excess of high calorie food such as chocolates, chips, fizzy drinks, may also be helpful.So here’s wishing you a Happy Women’s Day, and a safe and happy journey through pregnancy and motherhood.

Pregnancy Food: 5 Awesome Foods That Can Help You Eat Your Way to Fertility

Dr. Sangeeta Malu, Dietitian/Nutritionist
One of the best experiences so desired by almost all women would be to have a baby at some point in their life. Motherhood is what most yearn for, but unfortunately for some women it is a challenge to conceive. There could be many reasons why a woman cannot conceive naturally, stress, hormonal imbalance, diabetes, lifestyle issues and more to name a few, however medical experts opine the right diet and eating the right foods could help boost fertility. Top 5 foods that would help boost fertilityWhat you need to have in plenty would be iron and folic acid, which is found in green leafy veggies. Green veggies help make the endometrial lining strong- the uterus inner lining, while iron helps the zygote house itself cozy in the uterus. Cabbage helps in boosting metabolism, prevents endometriosis and also stops fibroids from happening; whole broccoli has plenty of iron and folic acid along with vitamin C in it. Vitamin C is important to help mature the egg while a woman ovulates. For more of vitamin B and E, potatoes should be part and parcel of a woman's daily diet; potatoes help with healthy ovum production and cell division increase too.Fruit bowls filled with citrus fruits bring in plenty of minerals and vitamin C to the body that helps release the eggs staying put in the ovary! In addition to that, to boost sexual prowess, one should have plenty of pomegranates too. Bananas are known for their high content of vitamin B6, a vitamin that also helps with regular menses cycles too. Women with low or irregular menses cycles are prone to motherhood challenges and conception, say medical experts. Don't forget to make the fruit bowl a little tangier than before; add slices of pineapples in it, which helps with the production of reproductive hormones- thanks to the presence of manganese in it! have at least one egg a day, since it has omega 3 fatty acids in it, choline and vitamin D, and along with that, a few thin slices of fish (salmon), oysters or shell fish too- all of which are complete super packed powerful foods that help boost fertility in women!Spice up your salads and meals with Indian spices that help promote pregnancy, for example chilies and turmeric. Both chili and turmeric are known to have plenty of antioxidants in them, which ensure plenty of supply to the reproductive organs, and they produce endorphins that bring down the stress levels of the body too. Garlic also helps boost the nutrient quotient a body needs, since it has selenium which is a mineral that helps prevent miscarriages.Make the meals a little crunchier than the usual by adding seeds (roasted or raw) to them. For example, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds with a topping of olive oil. The seeds mentioned have plenty of zinc in them which play an important role in cell division, stops fibroids from happening and the ligins found in seeds helps boost fertility too. Olive oil and its benefits cannot be underestimated, and it has monosaturated fats that brings down the inflammation in the human body and helps with healthy pregnancies too!Medical researchers from Harvard say follow the healthy fertility diet. This isn't just wishful thinking. Instead, it comes from the first comprehensive examination of diet and fertility, an eight-year study of more than 18,000 women that uncovered ten evidence-based suggestions for improving fertility.  Now that we have told you about the five healthy bites you could enjoy and help yourself towards the path of expectation, we wish you luck! Do speak with your gynecologist and an expert nutritionist too- hoping to hear the good news soon!

A Beginner's Guide to Effective Breastfeeding Techniques

Dr. Noela Andrew David, Homeopath
Its such a joy to enter and experience Motherhood.  I am sure every woman enjoys this transition from a girl to becoming a Mother.  Though the thought of a baby is euphoric, it is not easy task.  The Mother has a lot to be careful about and learn about to enjoy being with the newborn,  and attending to his needs.  The most immediate concern post delivery is feeding the baby.  The neonate has to be feed every 2 hrs and so will his nappy changes be too.  Breast feeding is a tough task for a mother as she is so week herself to spend so much time and attention to breastfeeding.  However, it is the best way to bond with your child and if breastfeeding is done in right manner the Mother will be able to do it with ease.Following as practical advises to cherish effective breastfeeding:Never feed the baby in lying position.  Especially post cesarean section, the mother finds it difficult to sit and feed due to the fear of stiches getting torn.  In such cases the mother can elevate the bed to a position at 45degrees and then hold the baby resting on your hand and feed.  Latter on always sit on chair with erect posture and feed.Never feed the baby bending forward, but always sit erect and lift the baby upwards towards your chest.  This is done to prevent backache to mothers as this can make it difficult to sit for long hrs and feed.New born's are easily prone to stomach infection.  Therefore, it is advised to always wipe your hands, nipples, and area surrounding the nipples with clean water every time to take the child to feed.  This is done to prevent the child from any infection.Once you have lactated the child always make it habit to immediately hold the child straight on your chest and pat the back to ensure the child has burped or else the child may vomit the milk it has taken.whenever you feed the child use one finger to push the breast away from the nose of child while its taking its feed to prevent breathing difficulty.

Mommy Makeovers : A Mommy's Wishlist

Dr. Sameer Karkhanis
Growing & nurturing a family is a very rewarding experience for a mother. Pregnancy, however, may take a major toll on their bodies. For many mothers, cosmetic surgery is a well-deserved reward after the physical and emotional challenges of motherhood. Once the family is complete & the children have grown up, an increasing numbers of mothers are seeking mommy makeovers to reverse the effects of pregnancy.Time is precious when you’re a mom. Between school, work, and extracurricular activities, it’s hard to find a moment to yourself – let alone find the time needed to recover from plastic surgery. If you are like many moms, you are probably interested in improving more than one area of your body, such as your breasts and your tummy. A combination of multiple procedures like breast augmentation and a tummy tuck in one operation can get the results you want with only one recovery period. It also saves you money, since you pay only once for anesthesia, medications, and facility fees. Plus, there’s the added perk of seeing your total transformation sooner and at once, rather than in stages.A board certified plastic surgeon is the best person to consult when considering a top to bottom makeover. Because each procedure is personalized, and many makeovers combine various procedures after pregnancy for a complete transformation, each Mommy Makeover at CCRS is unique. It is truly a mommy's wishlist to choose from.Cosmetic breast surgeryBreast lift with or without implants (to address the drooping & the loss of volume)Breast reductionBreast augmentation (to address the loss of volume)Body ContouringVASER liposelection (to address the exercise resistant areas of fat)Tummy tuck (to get rid of the stretch marks)Brazillian butt liftFacial Rejuvenation Botox Restylane / Juvederm (dermal fillers to volumize the face)  Eyelid surgeryYou can loose your post pregnancy blues and opt for the new you with these procedures.