We, as mothers, can be a little too hard on ourselves after having a child. We’re eager to create this idea of what a perfect mother should look and feel like postpartum, but it’s simply not ideal – and often, it’s not realistic.
We all have our journey during this particular trial in our lives, and shouldn’t compare ourselves to others.
Why is my hair beginning to fall out?
If you are wondering why your hair is falling out after the thick glowing hair you had during pregnancy, you have come to the right place.
It happens to many women in the postpartum period and you are one step closer to looking amazing postpartum.
Hey there, I see you, freshly postpartum, holding that baby that smells like heaven, yourself reeking of two day old body odor, spit up, dry shampoo, and that one Dorito you had for lunch.
Heck, I AM you.
Postpartum bodies are a funny thing.
No matter if you’re expecting your first or if you’re a seasoned mama, life after baby can be something we don’t really think about until it happens.
And that’s okay!
You are too busy creating an amazing life inside of you, amongst all of the other responsibilities that you have.
As a first-time pregnant mom, the list of things to learn can be daunting: Car seats. Diapers. Swaddles. Bathtime. Feeding.
The list often feels endless, and if you’re like me, the closer you get to your due date, the more unprepared you feel.
There are certain things a mom has to suffer through after bringing home a new baby.
It’s almost like nature’s way of hazing women into the exclusive club of motherhood.
You feel like those first few months last forever and aren’t sure how you’ll survive it.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or your ninth.
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 also recovering from some serious “down there” trauma.
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.
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.
**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.