Too Much Help

When it comes to your new baby, is there such a thing as too much help? After observing my friend and her husband’s situation, I would argue that, yes, it is possible to receive too much help with that new little addition. Before their little bundle arrived, everyone assumed that my friends would be picture-perfect parents (as seasoned parents, we … Read More

The Floop

I’ve never been overly confident with my body. So when I got pregnant, and I was allowed to let it all hang out, I was ecstatic. People looked at my big belly and SMILED. They wanted to touch it. I felt like a little Buddha statue, making people happy all over the place. It was glorious. I felt good on … Read More

Dealing With Postpartum Depression

Giving birth can set off a ton of emotions, some great, some not. While childbirth can make women feel elated, it can make them feel depressed, as well. With problems related to childbirth, postpartum depression is the most common. Close to nearly half a million females each year in the United States, will experience this. This type of depression is … Read More

I Don’t Love My Post-Pregnancy Body – And That’s Okay.

It’s been over a year since my son was born, and I do not like the way I look. I don’t hate my new body. It’s ok. Not great. Lots of things I wished looked differently. More than anything, my body feels foreign. I look in the mirror and see a stranger. Who is that person? I recognize her face … Read More

Why Choosing An OBGYN Is Like Choosing a Mate

Women have lots of choices today when it comes to selecting an OGBYN practice or doctor to deliver a baby. Obviously overarching issues, like insurance coverage, should play a major factor when picking a doctor. But there are other, philosophical issues that should be considered as well. When selecting the right OBGYN practitioner, I believe a woman should look for … Read More

Healthy Postpartum Weight Loss (For Breastfeeding Moms, Too!)

Having a baby is an amazing, life-changing event (whether it’s your first, second, or beyond!), but it also does a number on the body. Even though we can look at the leftover weight, the saggy breasts, and the stretch marks as honorable “battle” scars from bringing a life into the world, it can also feel super important to fit back … Read More

Preparing for Postpartum

Before you have your baby, you may be focused on preparing the nursery, or buying baby clothes; while these may be fun, there are several important things that you should consider doing to make life easier on yourself postpartum. Physical Changes During pregnancy, labor, and birth, your body will change significantly. Postpartum you may feel quite sore, and have trouble … Read More

Baby Led Weaning

When my oldest was a baby, I had read about the benefits of making your own baby food, so I made all his food. I puréed fruits, vegetables, and meats and froze them, along with puréeing or mashing up some of our meals for him. He enjoyed his purees and they were great to take with me when we were … Read More

To Any Mother Who Has Ever Had a Cesarean Section, You Are Not Alone

Since the beginning of time, women have been giving birth. It’s the circle of life, and a special experience that grants us the forever pass into motherhood, which for some of us is a lifelong dream. Before I became a mother, I always pictured in my mind that I would have a natural childbirth, and if I couldn’t stand the … Read More

What’s The Postpartum Hospital Stay Really Like?

When I was pregnant with my first child, I remember talking to other women about the whole birth process, and most of the women I spoke with all said the same thing: the time I spent in the hospital after giving birth would be the most amazing and magical time of my life. They described a spa-like experience where caring … Read More