You really want to breastfeed your child but the pain of sore nipples is not really encouraging you right now. You are on the verge of quitting but then there are all these amazing benefits of breastfeeding that you want for your baby. Does breastfeeding have to be this painful?
So, you are generally a happy person. You have a healthy relationship with your partner and you definitely wanted this child. You think it is practically impossible for you to suffer from postpartum depression. You have heard the term in passing, but you never gave it much thought.
My first pregnancy was a wonderful experience. In fact, I was one of those annoying pregnant women that gushed about how great I felt. My skin glowed, I experienced almost no negative pregnancy symptoms, and I had tons of energy. I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl and was overjoyed to be a… →
One of the first decisions you’re going to make as a new mom is how you’ll feed your baby. There are so many things to consider when it comes to making the right choice for you and your baby. You want to make sure you’re working with a medical professional to decide what’s right for… →
Have you ever wondered what you really need for the hospital? Maybe even during pregnancy? How about the good ol’ postpartum period that we all try to avoid talking about? Because, come on ladies… we know it’s not the prettiest stages of lives for us. Our bodies are lookin’ a little different now because there… →
*I am not a professional and everything stated is my own opinion and not to be taken as medical advice* I’ve had three healthy pregnancies and deliveries. There were never any complications with any of them (aside from the twins coming early, but that was expected). Regardless of health after every pregnancy, I suffered from… →
Can a woman go crazy after giving birth? The answer is yes. Crazy as in mad and angry, in other words, postpartum rage. As if it there weren’t enough postpartum symptoms to deal with. I am a mad new mom – so if you want to hear stories of this sort you’re in the right… →
You are finally home with your bundle of joy! Hurrah! You did it, mama! And now you just want to settle down and start enjoying your adorable new baby. It is an exciting time. But, maybe things just don’t feel quite as you had expected. You know, though, in the last nine months, your body… →
I never thought I would be one of those women that got depressed ever, especially postpartum depression. This is going to sound insensitive, ignorant, and terrible because it is, but I always looked at depression as a weakness of the mind and a lack of mental fortitude. Basically, if you’re depressed, you’re just a big… →
Stretch marks happen to the best of us. During your pregnancy, you followed every stretch mark prevention regimen known to man: you slathered on the creams, drank plenty of fluids, and even tried rubbing your bump down with coconut oil. And yet your body is still covered with strawberry tiger stripes.