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.

Postpartum Bleeding: What to Expect from Lochia

Postpartum Bleeding: What to Expect from Lochia

Whether you had a vaginal birth or a c-section, you will experience bleeding after birth that should decrease and change color over time. This is a mix of blood and mucus and it starts after your delivery. When you were carrying your baby, the body requires extra blood and tissue. Now that you have delivered, the body gets rid of the extra. Your body is healing from where your placenta was attached and your uterus is shedding lining. You may also be recovering from a tear or episiotomy.

Your Pelvic Floor After Having a Baby

Your Pelvic Floor After Having a Baby

After birth, women often experience problems with the pelvic floor. This may be painful sex, incontinence, pelvic pain or another feeling. Do you know when to seek pelvic floor help?

Being on in an Infertility Story With Chronic Illness

Being on in an Infertility Story With Chronic Illness

How does chronic illness impact postpartum? How does rounds of fertility treatments, IUIs and IVF impact you after baby comes? Amanda shares her story of postpartum as a mom which chronic illness, Crohns disease.

Postpartum Mom Recovery with a Baby in the NICU

Postpartum Mom Recovery with a Baby in the NICU

A NICU mom is choosing whether to rest and let her body heal or venture down long halls to sit in uncomfortable chairs and (maybe) snuggle her child with cords. Sometimes the snuggling isn’t even an option and she watches, through an isolet, as she hopes her baby hears her voice and feels her love. ⁣

Sex After Baby: The Groove

Sex After Baby: The Groove

You get to the bedroom and you start to undress the mombod you’ve acquired. Maybe this feels invigorating, but for many women, this comes with a lot of overwhelming feelings. Maybe you're experiecing painful sex or anxiety around it. You’re not alone! Postpartum sex is a topic we don’t always talk about, but we should! We are all going through it!

Why We Need to Stop Postpartum Weight Loss Comments

Why We Need to Stop Postpartum Weight Loss Comments

Let’s think of ways together to shift the norm and give mothers more empowerment through things that are more important than stepping on a scale or getting back into “pre pregnancy” jeans. Moms, we are SO MUCH MORE than that.

Postpartum Fitness: Your Body After Baby

Postpartum Fitness: Your Body After Baby

Nobody told you what your body was going to look like or how you might feel about your body after giving birth. While it is ok to want to lose the baby weight eventually; resting, healing and bonding with baby should be top priorities.