Postpartum healing and recovery are just as important to prepare for as getting ready for birth and baby. Ignoring this period of time is one of the biggest mistakes women make when it comes to childbirth. Not only are you balancing your new role as a mom, navigating sleepless nights with a newborn, but you’re… →
When I was expecting to be a mom for the first time, no one ever spoke about postpartum or what happens after the baby was born. After becoming a mom of two kids there are some valuable lessons I learned which I want to share with other moms-to-be so they can prepare themselves better. Growing… →
Are you experiencing challenges with breastfeeding? You are not alone, mama. Breastfeeding challenges come in many different forms. Although a few mothers get lucky and go through breastfeeding with no hitch, most of us deal with one breastfeeding challenge or the other. From low milk supply, latching problems, to baby sleeping at the breast, all… →
**I am not a mental health professional; please don’t use this as a basis to diagnose or advise anyone. Although, these are true for me, PPD manifests differently on everyone. ** The past two years felt like a bumpy ride aboard the postpartum depression roller-coaster. And I have to tell you, the highs were just… →
Birth changes us. It is powerful and profound. Birth leaves us transformed in the wake of it’s creation. This moment in time was longed for, dreamed of and planned out. Your birth experience should be special. A celebration of new life. Birth should be a special rite of passage in a woman’s life. But, what… →
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… →