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

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

What I Wish My Friends Would Have Told Me About Breastfeeding

When I was pregnant with my son, I never really second guessed my decision to nurse. I also never knew that there was a huge mommy-controversy about breastfeeding versus formula. I was just happy to be pregnant, and knew that I was going to nurse. In fact, I put more thought into which stroller to get than I did in … Read More

Asking For Help

When you finally arrive back home after your hospital stay with your newborn in tow, it won’t take you very long to realize that life truly has changed for your new little family. While getting home can be the best morale boost postpartum, you might feel compelled to jump back into your old routines once you hit the front door. … Read More