Postpartum

Breast/chestfeeding Basics!

Breast/chestfeeding Basics!

Breast/chestfeeding, like all other skills needed for taking care of a newborn, is a learned skill. The good news is that although it can be tricky at first, the more you breastfeed, the more comfortable you will likely become with the process. Learn more!

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When Skies Are Gray: My Struggle With Antenatal Depression

When Skies Are Gray: My Struggle With Antenatal Depression

I learned of the term “antenatal depression” from Google, which revealed it affects one in eight pregnant women. It is a form of clinical depression, and it can be a precursor to postpartum depression if untreated.

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Pelvic Floor Health and Wellness!

Pelvic Floor Health and Wellness!

When the pelvic floor is not in proper function, it can disrupt a number of otherwise normal bodily functions such as urinating and pooping. In addition, if these muscles and ligaments are too tight, too loose, or tweaked wrong, they can cause tremendous pain and discomfort.

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Sex After Baby!

Sex After Baby!

Rather than sexy and pleasurable, sex after having a baby can be painful and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, there is very little education, resources and opportunities about this topic so not only are many women in pain--they don’t know there could be relief and answers!

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Postpartum Denial: Jackie’s Story

Postpartum Denial: Jackie’s Story

As my postpartum depression deepened, I was crying one minute and the next minute I was engulfed with rage. It wasn’t until after my first lunch with friends that I realized there may be a problem. A friend texted me days later saying she was worried about me.

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Preeclampsia: What You Need to Know

Preeclampsia: What You Need to Know

The good news for pregnant women is that having a healthy, normal pregnancy is much more likely than developing preeclampsia. Being informed about the disease, knowing your risk factors, and being in-tune to your body is very important.

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The Postpartum Prep Course!

The Postpartum Prep Course!

From books to blogs to classes about pregnancy and raising babies, there is quite a bit of information available. But how much do you know about the postpartum period directly after delivering a baby or what to expect in the first 30 days after childbirth.

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My Struggle With Postpartum Anxiety

My Struggle With Postpartum Anxiety

The panic was overwhelming. The majority of my waking moments were consumed with fear and worry. Yet, there was a beautiful infant in my arms and I desperately wanted to be the “typical” mother who was embracing the ability to be “super.”

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My Pre-pregnancy Skinny Jeans

My Pre-pregnancy Skinny Jeans

During my pregnancy I didn’t mind buying new jeans. Especially after end of the first trimester. No more rubber bands to hold my cute, pre-pregnancy skinny jeans closed.Those cute demi panel jeans carried me through my entire pregnancy.

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3 Essential Postpartum Planning Tips

3 Essential Postpartum Planning Tips

Finally!Folks are beginning to understand that preparing for life after birth is as important as preparing for the birth. As a birth educator and doula, I am so pleased that postpartum planning is becoming more common practice.

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Being Postpartum and Post-Infertility

Being Postpartum and Post-Infertility

I want you to know it’s OK to gave these feelings. Know that you are not alone, even if it might feel that way. Your feelings are valid, no matter what your journey to baby looked like. Most importantly, you are still the best mother that you can possibly be for your baby/ies.

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Quick Facts About Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Quick Facts About Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Most new parents are prone to experiencing some anxiety in the postpartum period. It might include worries about whether the baby will be safe, is eating or sleeping enough and if you are doing a good enough job as a parent. Learn more about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

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So You Won’t Have the Support You Expected….How a Postpartum Plan Can Help!

So You Won’t Have the Support You Expected….How a Postpartum Plan Can Help!

You’re adding a new baby to your family, and you may have gotten the advice that you should accept all the help your village will give you. But what if your friends and family can no longer be there in person?

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Everything You Want to Know About Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum, But Are Afraid to Ask!

Everything You Want to Know About Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum, But Are Afraid to Ask!

If you or someone you know is preparing for labor and delivery, this information is a must-read! There are several things to be aware of during labor and delivery, with additional considerations to keep in mind if you are is 35 or over at the time of delivery.

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Gift Ideas for New Moms and Babies!

Gift Ideas for New Moms and Babies!

Although COVID-19 is still here, life is still open with many important events likely happening in your life… events that require gifts or even pick-me-ups! Summer is also here so you might have a friend or loved one who is about to have a baby, or YOU may be expecting!

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Part 2 Of The Contraception Series: Contraception After Baby And FAQs

Part 2 Of The Contraception Series: Contraception After Baby And FAQs

The most commonly used contraceptive options that may be used within 3 weeks of giving birth are the progestin-only injection and the progestin-only pill since they do not diminish milk supply.

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Part 1 Of The Contraception Series: Reversible Contraception Options

Part 1 Of The Contraception Series: Reversible Contraception Options

Today, there are many reversible options available for pregnancy prevention. Ultimately, women who are interested in contraception must look at the available contraception or sterilization methods and decide which one is right for them.

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What You Should Know About Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)!

What You Should Know About Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)!

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD), can have effects on mom before, during, and after pregnancy, with symptoms further magnifying after delivery because of the new-mom stressors like lack of sleep, hormonal shifts, and psychosocial status.

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Wearing Baby Promotes Physical Development!

Wearing Baby Promotes Physical Development!

Strollers appear to be heaven-sent for most caregivers. However, they could be denying your baby the best chance at healthy growth. Wearing a baby using a baby carrier has been shown to significantly contribute to their physical and emotional development.

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Postpartum Anxiety: What You Need to Know

Postpartum Anxiety: What You Need to Know

In the US, a little less than 700,000 women struggle with postpartum anxiety every year. What’s worse is that most women who suffer through it are surprised by the experience, unprepared for how to handle it and often misdiagnosed for months.

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time As a Busy New Parent

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time As a Busy New Parent

Life, for a new parent, is famously busy – busy to the extent that it can be tricky to figure out how to find opportunities for a bit of sleep here and there.

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The Postpartum Series Part 2: What’s Going on “Down there”?

The Postpartum Series Part 2: What’s Going on “Down there”?

Most women don’t discuss their personal experiences of what happens to their vagina and surrounding area after they have a baby. In fact, many women are even embarrassed to bring it up to their doctor.

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The Postpartum Series Part 1: Common Postpartum Conditions

The Postpartum Series Part 1: Common Postpartum Conditions

The postpartum period starts immediately following birth and lasts approximately 6 weeks. For most women, this is a time of mixed emotions that can include happiness, anxiety, exhaustion, and a general feeling of being overwhelmed.

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Tips for Getting Your ‘Pre-Baby’ Body Back!

Tips for Getting Your ‘Pre-Baby’ Body Back!

Now let’s talk food and postpartum weight loss. I want to tell you that the number one key to losing weight is drinking water. You need to ALWAYS have a water bottle by your bed if you are breastfeeding, and it is the first thing you need to do when you wake up.

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PPD and Me: A Story of Postpartum Depression

PPD and Me: A Story of Postpartum Depression

Don’t get me wrong. I love it here. It is absolutely perfect for my small family. My daughter is thriving here and, since day one of her life, has brought me nothing but life itself. I just have to admit that seeing all these young moms with new babies is making me a bit sad.

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6 Post-Delivery Body Surprises to Expect

6 Post-Delivery Body Surprises to Expect

Many new moms don’t realize how big they’ll still be after giving birth—or know about the other changes that occur in the hours and days afterward. While you can’t prepare for everything, there are some common postpartum experiences you should be aware of.

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Pregnancy Facts: Post Delivery Changes Women Should Expect

Pregnancy Facts: Post Delivery Changes Women Should Expect

Post pregnancy is another chapter that women have to face. There are several body changes that can sometimes be overwhelming. Aside from dealing with the deformed belly, there are other body changes that women needs to anticipate.

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