I didn’t know when my water breaks, it trickles out for hours. I didn’t realize I’d be left alone on a hospital bed. I had no clue that I’d leave the hospital in a diaper too. That’s not all people forget to tell you about birth! As the baby moves down the birth canal, it pushes on your bowels, and you’ll feel like you have to poop. Great! You’ll want to run to the … [Read more...] about What no one tells you about birth & postpartum
Are you ready? I’m going to tell you what REALLY goes on after giving birth. I want to shed some light on the unsexy side of pregnancy. Here it is: Motherhood uncensored. Most postpartum photos are of Mom and baby snuggling skin to skin. But, in real life, Motherhood is messy. Your body is still going through serious hormonal shifts. This is the worst of what to expect when … [Read more...] about What you don’t expect when you’re expecting
Yes, all the focus is on the baby, but you need to also take care of you. Take a moment to read our advice for your priorities in postpartum care to make sure mom is also healthy and happy. 1. Prevention: Start a self-care practice early. Create a habit of taking care of yourself during pregnancy. Having a self-care practice set will help you as a new mom when you’ll be so … [Read more...] about Top 5 tips for postpartum care
3 ways to bring self-care home Endless OB/GYN appointments. Work deadlines. Depressing news stories. Busy schedules. It’s no wonder why more and more people are turning to self-care to bring balance to their hectic lives and take refuge from the distracting world. While most of us can’t traipse off to an exotic retreat every time we feel stressed, there are several ways to … [Read more...] about Make 2018 your year for pregnancy and new-mom self-care
In the days, weeks, and months following birth, both parents can experience physical, mental, and emotional changes. We usually hear and read all about the changes for the mother, because she has given birth, and her body has quite literally changed in many ways. Not only are there physical changes we can see, but there are also hormonal and chemical changes we cannot see. … [Read more...] about Postpartum depression: Can dads suffer too?