Your Breasts After Pregnancy and Giving Birth: What You Need to Know

Your Breasts After Pregnancy and Giving Birth: What You Need to Know

We talk a lot about how you choose to feed a baby. Nursing, formula, pumping, combination… but we don’t talk much about all the issues that can be part of that decision. The breast issues that can occur after birth can be painful and isolating and they are often still taboo. This post is meant to introduce topics, not go deeply into each.

Maternal Ambivalence: Mixed Feelings About Being a New Mom

Maternal Ambivalence: Mixed Feelings About Being a New Mom

What if entering motherhood wasn’t pure bliss 100% of the time? What if your joy was mixed with resentment and grief? ⁣

What if you have 𝘮𝘪𝘹𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 about motherhood? ⁣

How to Handle Postpartum Body Image

How to Handle Postpartum Body Image

Now, after having a baby, so much is different. Unfortunately, it’s easier to access messages that tell us “how to bounce back” or “how to lose the baby weight fast” than it is to learn about the changes that have happened in our bodies and the ways to nurture and heal them with intention and grace. 

You Need Boundaries After Baby

You Need Boundaries After Baby

Have you ever felt mean or even “bitchy” for needing and setting boundaries? Especially as women, we are often raised to be people pleasers. And yet, this is exhausting and doesn’t take our needs and desires into consideration. It is important to be a kind and giving person, but in order to truly do that, you need to establish boundaries.

How to do a C-Section Scar Massage

How to do a C-Section Scar Massage

Following a belly birth, most women are instructed on how to watch for infection, easing back into activity, and what to do in those early days. However, many women have shared that they were not instructed to perform scar massages on their belly incisions.

How to Find a Great Pelvic Floor Therapist After Having a Baby

How to Find a Great Pelvic Floor Therapist After Having a Baby

For mothers in the US and many other countries, pelvic floor therapy is not standard care and we are often left to hear about it from a friend, a blog, etc. and find our own way. However, it is important to be able to gain confidence and comfort in the pelvic floor after birth. Some women go years without giving the pelvic floor attention and healing and then deal with things like pelvic floor prolapse even 10 years after birth or incontinence for years. While things like peeing while jumping or painful sex may be common, these are not normal and you don’t have to live with it forever. Pelvic floor therapy is designed to help you through these issues.

Mombod Aboard: Have the Fun With Your Kids Without Worry

Mombod Aboard: Have the Fun With Your Kids Without Worry

Suit up. That’s right, put the suit on. Sit in the sun. Put your toes in the sand. Splash with your little ones. Go to the party. Go to the lessons. Go to the park. Jump in the deep end. Because what your kids will remember most, what they need most out of their moms, is not fitting some outward society expectation, but connecting in meaningful ways.

Postpartum Constipation: Pooping After Baby

Postpartum Constipation: Pooping After Baby

Shit happens, but sometimes it doesn’t. After giving birth, up to half of women will deal with constipation. This is another part of life after baby that isn’t discussed but we are here to give you the rundown: why postpartum constipation is common, what you can do to get things moving again, and when you should talk to your doctor about constipation.

Cramping After Birth? Here’s How to Handle Postpartum Cramping

Cramping After Birth? Here’s How to Handle Postpartum Cramping

Cramps after giving birth are called involution. This is the process of your uterus returning to normal size and is often marked by short, sharp pains. Throughout your pregnancy, your uterus grows around 25X its’ normal size. These cramps after giving birth are helping the uterus to shrink back down. While the process usually takes around 6 weeks, you likely won’t feel these pains for that long. As the days pass, the cramping will reduce and then subside.

Worst Massage of Your Life: Fundal Massage After Giving Birth

Worst Massage of Your Life: Fundal Massage After Giving Birth

A fundal massage, also known as a uterine massage, is a normal part of after-delivery care. This typically happens shortly after birth (or birth loss) and can continue for hours or days depending on the needs of the patient. Who doesn’t want a massage after the labor of bringing another human into the world?

Peeing After Birth: What You Need to Know about the First Pee

Peeing After Birth: What You Need to Know about the First Pee

We aren’t here to scare you about afterbirth, but to help you know what you can expect and to let you know you’re not the only one! I remember being shocked at how difficult it was for me to make it to the toilet the first couple of days after giving birth and how much I dreaded going to pee because it would sting so badly.

Birthing The Placenta?! What Comes After Having Your Baby

Birthing The Placenta?! What Comes After Having Your Baby

The placenta is an organ your body grows to nourish and protect your baby. When you give birth, the third stage of labor or the afterbirth is delivering the placenta. How do you deliver the placenta? Does it hurt? What do you do with the placenta after birth? Read on for all things placenta!