• Mommy

    Pain in the Bum!

    Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus. Trust me when I say this, it is one of the most painful experiences anyone can ever have. Let us talk about this enormous pain in the butt. Personally, I have had issue even before pregnancy with hemorrhoids and anal fissures. The natural and easy process of going to the bathroom has always been pretty painful, and bloody for a long time. I knew my diet was at fault. I didn’t really have a healthy diet back then. And during my various check ups with the doctors, surgery was recommended. But since it did not have guaranteed results, I…

  • Well Being

    Postpartum Care – Massages

    Back home in Kerala (and other parts of the Indian subcontinent, and some parts of Asia, and Africa), the cultural norm is that the woman gets confined to her home for 30-40days after delivery, with a woman caretaker, who will come and bath and massage mom and baby every day. In Kerala, this massage is done with some special ayurvedic oils and the mother is also required to consume special herbal medicines, and put a particular kind of oil in her hair etc etc. My biggest concern about the whole thing was that I didn’t necessarily see the benefits of it. And I didn’t see the value of paying someone…