Baby with a Birth Defect: Did I Cause This?

Baby with a Birth Defect: Did I Cause This?

What did I do wrong? This is the first thought I had when the doctor came in to tell my husband and I that our second child had a birth defect. (Learn more about the most common birth defects in this post for Zulily.) I remember the doctor coming in after our 20-week anatomy scan [...]

How to Pump at Work: Your Rights, Access, and Support as a Breastfeeding Mom

How to Pump at Work: Your Rights, Access, and Support as a Breastfeeding Mom

Hey sweet momma friend. Returning to work does not have to mean the end of your breastfeeding journey if you do not want it to. Some women choose to end their breastfeeding when they return to work. However, if you want to continue on your journey we are here to help you make a pumping [...]

Why I Need to Stop Breastfeeding to be a Better Mom: Jenn’s Story

Why I Need to Stop Breastfeeding to be a Better Mom: Jenn’s Story

Ending Our Breastfeeding Journey: How It Actually Brought Us Closer During A Time That My Postpartum Anxiety And Depression Was Trying To Pull Us Apart Who would have known that the night before I admitted myself to the hospital at 4.5 months postpartum would have been my very last time nursing my baby girl?  When [...]

Improved Maternity Leave in the US Could Save Lives

Improved Maternity Leave in the US Could Save Lives

Imagine a world where women did not have to rush their body recovery after giving birth. A world where women did not have to choose between feeding their babies and going back to the workplace. A place where women are given the time and support to mentally and emotionally recuperate after a huge life transition. [...]

The Second Trimester: Exciting Things you MUST Prepare During Pregnancy

The Second Trimester: Exciting Things you MUST Prepare During Pregnancy

Symptoms, Growth, To-Do List During the 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy So you’ve crossed the threshold of the first 13 weeks of pregnancy and entered into the 2nd trimester. Congrats! Maybe now it is feeling real. Hopefully, the nausea and some of the initial symptoms of the first trimester are subsiding. You are feeling more energetic [...]

The Pressure to Breastfeed: Feeding Choices of New Moms

The Pressure to Breastfeed: Feeding Choices of New Moms

Even in 2020, there is still a lot of pressure around how a woman feed her baby. Phrases like “breast is best” and “liquid gold” circulate mommy blogs and instagram posts. Whether you are deciding between breastfeeding or formula feeding, deciding the best formula to give your baby, switching from breastmilk to formula, supplementing or mixing breastmilk and formula, or any other kind of feeding, the reality is there are a lot of opinions.

Boost Milk Supply: 5 Ways to Make More Breastmilk and Feed Your Baby

Boost Milk Supply: 5 Ways to Make More Breastmilk and Feed Your Baby

As a new mom, one thing I found myself feeling stressed about often was breast milk supply. I was constantly looking for ways to boost breast milk supply. There is a lot of pressure on new moms when it comes to breastfeeding choices. From “Fed is best” campaigns and “Is she breastfeeding?” as a question [...]

First Trimester: How to Handle it and What To Do

First Trimester: How to Handle it and What To Do

Maybe it was feeling morning sickness or perhaps you missed your period. Maybe you just felt different and thought to take a pregnancy test. No matter how you learned you were pregnant, the realization makes you think about all the things to do in the first trimester. Let’s not forget, all the things to avoid during the first trimester.

Postpartum Sex Drive: Impact on Libido and How to Get Your Sex Drive Back After Giving Birth

Postpartum Sex Drive: Impact on Libido and How to Get Your Sex Drive Back After Giving Birth

Lube and libido, both things that have a huge impact on our sex and intimacy after baby, and we're going to break down, what happens to our libido after we have a baby, what kind of lube might be right for you, and how we can kind of get into this sexual intimacy space again, without feeling like shit.

And without just trying to get it done.

Disappointment as a Mom: How Gender, Birth Plans & Health Impacts New Moms

Disappointment as a Mom: How Gender, Birth Plans & Health Impacts New Moms

We're talking about gender disappointment, medical disappointment, and birth disappointment. Maybe it's just not being ready to be a mom yet. Maybe it's the disappointment of how something has gone differently than the way you anticipated. The struggle I see here is that we don't often feel okay to have joy and disappointment coexisting with gratitude. Many new moms have this feeling of grief and disappointment over how something has gone.