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.

Invisible Load of Motherhood During the Holidays

Invisible Load of Motherhood During the Holidays

When you’re already experiencing stress and anxiety, each text or phone call can feel like another layer bogging you down. When you feel overwhelmed from the holidays, it can be easy to lose the joy you want to experience. 

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.

New Mom Question and Answers: Postpartum Depression, Pumping and Sex

New Mom Question and Answers: Postpartum Depression, Pumping and Sex

Pain while pumping, how long can PPD last, painful sex, Csection scare healing and splitting responsibilities as a stay at home mom. The questions this week in our Postpartum Q&A

Pregnancy Memes: Hilarious Memes New Moms Need in Each Trimester

Pregnancy Memes: Hilarious Memes New Moms Need in Each Trimester

As you track your pregnancy week by week, you likely know what size fruit your baby is or what should happen on your pregnancy trimester timeline. Sometimes, though, you need a relatable laugh to get you through when the weeks feel like years and the symptoms feel unrelenting. 

The 6-Week Postpartum Check-Up: How to Maximize Your Postpartum Care

The 6-Week Postpartum Check-Up: How to Maximize Your Postpartum Care

How to prepare for your postpartum exam, do you need to go to your 6 week checkup and knowing when you need more checkups after giving birth.

Navigating Your First Period After Having a Baby

Navigating Your First Period After Having a Baby

After giving birth, there is a period of time before you start to experience a menstrual cycle again. You may be wondering if your periods will be different during postpartum after baby or how long it will take for your period to return. While periods after birth vary greatly, there are some things you can expect when it comes to having your first period after baby.

Alternatives to Tampons and Pads: Making the Switch to Better Period Products

Alternatives to Tampons and Pads: Making the Switch to Better Period Products

What I don’t remember anyone talking about is how standard brands of tampons and pads can be full of toxins, how uncomfortable they can be, how the fill up landfills and how there are actually other options. To be fair, “other” options weren’t as prevalent at that time, but you’re in luck because now there are so many more options for how you treat your vagina well and honor the feminine time.