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.

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.

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.

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? ⁣

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 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.

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?

What is a New Mom Coach and Why Do You Need One to Improve Your Life?

What is a New Mom Coach and Why Do You Need One to  Improve Your Life?

Learn what a new mom coach is and how she can help you find your best growth and empowerment after having your baby.

New Mom Therapist: Guide to Finding a Maternal Therapist You Can Trust

New Mom Therapist: Guide to Finding a Maternal Therapist You Can Trust

Having a baby changes many areas of your life- it changes your body, your mind, your energy, your relationships, your work, your identity. In the midst of these big transitions, many women benefit from having an outside perspective from a professional perinatal therapist. However, when you are knee-deep in new motherhood, it can be difficult to know where to turn.

Postpartum After Infant Loss: One Mom’s Story of Changes

Postpartum After Infant Loss: One Mom’s Story of Changes

Here’s the thing: there is no helpful thing to say when someone dies, especially someone’s child. You can’t take away the pain, you can’t make them forget. You won’t make people sad by talking about the one they lost. Some people seem caught off guard when I talk about Silas or being pregnant with him in normal conversation. But I can’t act as if Silas never existed. Silas is real, he grew inside of me for 9 months, I held him in my arms and kissed his sweet newborn head, smelling his yummy newborn smell.