Postpartum, Sex & Intimacy

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.

Birth, Postpartum

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.

Birth, Postpartum

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.

Motherhood, Postpartum

Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression? How to Figure Out What You Are Experiencing

Feeling down after having your baby? Curious if you’re suffering from postpartum depression or if what you’re feeling is normal in early postpartum?

No matter what, you deserve support. This chart will help you decide if you’re dealing with baby blues or if you need to get doctor help for postpartum depression.

Postpartum

Postpartum Resources to Support You in Life After Birth

After my first baby, I didn’t know where to look for resources. I didn’t know where I could turn for a look at honest motherhood and postpartum. I didn’t know it was okay to not be okay. I thought I had to fight like hell to have it all “put together” and I was so tired and worn from it. Now I know there are resources out there and you deserve to know about them too.