For many people, giving birth is magical, wondrous, and life-altering — and painful as hell. Your body goes through a lot during childbirth, so it’s hard to know what’s normal—no matter how many baby books you read or Google searches you do—until you experience it firsthand.
The truth is, some postpartum pain is completely normal for at least the first six weeks after you give birth. Here's how to what's normal and harmless and what warrants a visit to your doc.
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Multicultural weddings are more than simply the joining together of two people from different backgrounds. These events celebrate the union of two different cultures or religions. While that may be a little tricky to navigate (a lot goes into blending two or more cultures), it’s definitely manageable. Here, experts share their best tips for planning the multicultural wedding of your dreams.
It’s the end of October, which means that for the past month, pink ribbons have adorned store windows, we’ve been encouraged to “think pink,” and cutesy hashtags like #savethetatas and #pinktober popped up on Twitter and Insta like daisies.
As someone who’s had cystic acne since age 12, it was a bitter, disappointing lesson to learn that it wouldn’t disappear as soon as I aged out of my teens. The fun part of my early twenties was overshadowed by the fact that I spent years trying to cure my stubborn red spots that were a result of my acne. I tried time and time again to get rid of my acne, but nothing seemed to work.
Here’s just a sampling of some of the acne-curing strategies I’ve tried at various points in my life: cutting ou...
For Latinas, hair isn’t just hair and that’s something that 32-year-old Lulu Cordero, the founder of beauty brand Bomba Curls knows all too well. “I grew up Dominican and we love hair,” she tells HipLatina. “From the time you’re born, you start to learn about hair.”
The Dominican-born, Miami-raised Cordero says that when she was nine, she was inducted into an age-old rite of passage: getting her first relaxer. “Every Dominicana knows that the relaxer is just a part of growing up,” she says. “...
The first time one of Krystal Jagoo’s white colleagues, a psychologist at the mental health clinic where they both worked, emailed her to ask if she had seen a book he was missing, she thought nothing of it. She responded that no, she hadn’t seen it, and moved on with her day. The second and third time, she assumed he was just a naturally scatterbrained, disorganized person. She soon realized that wasn’t the case.
“I realized more and more that these emails became quite frequent, and that the...
Watching your kid start elementary school can be an emotional roller coaster of a milestone. For parents whose children have allergies, it can be even more fraught—on top of navigating new classes, new faces, and new teachers, your kid has to take extra precautions to stay safe at school.
Can you be stressed even if you don't feel stressed? Turns out – yes! (Life is so unfair sometimes.) Here, experts share their best tips for boosting your mood, busting stress (even the sneaky kind that doesn't have an obvious cause) and living your best, healthiest life.
If you’re like most Americans right now, you’re wandering through life a sleep-deprived zombie, reaching out for your iced coffee like it’s the life raft that will pull you out of the foggy depths of your….sorry, where was I? I didn’t sleep very well last night, and I’m having a hard time focusing.
Oh, right: fatigue!
Skin care has gone high-tech—just look at the slew of at-home LED masks and microneedling tools on the market, and cryotherapy treatments landing at every spa. The latest trend du jour? Infrared saunas.
It’s a well-known trope in pop culture that when you put a bunch of people with uteruses together in the same house, dorm, or office (or basically anywhere near each other) on a regular basis, their menstrual cycles will sync up like magic. Everyone suddenly starts PMS-ing at the same time, goes through unprecedented amounts of tampons, and eats up all the chocolate and ice cream in sight. Period syncing is such a cultural touchstone that it’s been referenced in shows like Sex and the City an...