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10 Things A Postpartum Mom (Actually) Wants

Katie Mullis Crenshaw | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Katie Mullis Crenshaw

Do you know a friend/coworker/relative/deserving stranger who is about to have/just had a baby? Do you want to help?

Pregnancy, Delivery and the Pain Level You Never Expected

Josephine Dries | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Josephine Dries

Yes, having these two precious babies is the most empowering, spiritually enlightening and -- dare I say -- most fulfilling thing I've ever done. It has also been the most difficult and painful thing I have ever done.

Postpartum and Straight Jackets

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

I want to shed some light on the crazy ups and downs of post partum. A combination of hormonal changes and sleep deprivation can take it's toll on ...

'Skinny' Mom Offers Different Perspective On Body Shaming

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents

A Kentucky mom's powerful blog post is offering a new perspective in the conversation about postpartum body image. Photographer and blogger Ashley Gla...

My View For Today

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 01.21.2016 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

I want to fast-forward; then I want to rewind. I don't know what the hell I want.

7 Steps to an Easy Postpartum

Gabrielle Volkmer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Volkmer

know all these things are probably a lot easier for me to list out than for you to do but take heart. I was once a new mommy, and these tips helped save my sanity (mostly). It wasn't easy taking it easy, but I am glad that someone took the time to hammer these concepts into my head.

How to Survive Your First Weeks Back from Maternity Leave

Well Rounded NY | Posted 01.13.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

by Lori Mihalich-Levin As your maternity leave draws to a close, you're likely a big jumble of emotions. No need for me to spell them out - if you're ...

Embracing Motherhood

Well Rounded NY | Posted 01.20.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

To call motherhood a "room" makes sense considering the tendency to compartmentalize the experience. Though we are often a mom and something else, motherhood can be all-encompassing and touches every corner of our beings.

Comparing Your Postpartum Body to Victoria's Secret Models

Well Rounded NY | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

It's that time of year again: the cold sets in and we become less active. And a certain underwear company holds a big fashion show in which women wear very little. While many of us choose not to watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, we are all exposed to it through social media, regardless of whether we want to or not.

The Important Thing Hospitals Have Pledged To Do For New Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents

A new initiative in New York City hospitals shines a light on an issue that many women face after giving birth: postpartum depression. First Lady Of ...

Your Post-Pregnancy Shape Is Nobody's Business | MD for Moms

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

Our culture's acceptance and encouragement of 'getting your prebaby body back' has led to a ritualistic dialogue that, when lacking, can leave a woman questioning herself. And how should a woman feel if people do not comment in a positive way about her figure?

Did Tiffany Cherry Have Post-Partum Depression?

MotherWoman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

As a maternal mental health wellness advocate, and a champion on policy and issues relating to Postpartum Depression, I began thinking that perhaps this mom was potentially affected by Postpartum Depression (PPD.)

Creating a Safety Net for More Mothers in Massachusetts

MotherWoman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

By Liz Friedman and Shelly Smith "When I had my baby two years ago, I remember feeling lost with no one there to understand what I was going through ...

7 Universal Truths Of Parenting A Newborn

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Newborns have to eat throughout the night. Sleep patterns don't get established for several months. Your normal sleep routines will definitely be disturbed. You're going to be tired, my friend.

It's Not Just Postpartum Depression

MotherWoman | Posted 10.18.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

I am struck again and again by how many families say they were not fully informed about the range of perinatal emotional complications that they may experience, even though these complications are known to be a common consequence of pregnancy.

Controlled Sponteneity: The Key to Enjoying Life After Children

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 10.17.2015 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As usual, it takes a celebrity to bring everyday, real-life problems to the forefront. Recently, "Nashville" actress Hayden Panettiere announced she is being treated for postpartum depression. Some accuse stars who go public with their personal struggles of trying to grab attention or get points for good deeds. Well, when it comes to raising awareness on issues like these, I don't really think it matters.

On the Job Training

Ariel Swift | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents
Ariel Swift

This is the beginning of the weird time warp that is, "Ah, that's what they were talking about." Where advice is never heard, and personal experience becomes one's perpetually unfinished owners manual with unending updates and additions.

Honest Photo Series Shows The Reality Of Postpartum Body Image

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents

Maternity photos are an increasingly common part of the pregnancy experience. But once the baby is born, the focus tends to shift to the new...

My Postpartum Depression Journey

Amy Renken | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Renken

Do not be afraid to ask for help -- the sooner you do, the sooner you will be on your way to recovery.

Women Open Up About Negative Birth Experiences In Emotional Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents

An emotional photo series is giving moms the opportunity to talk about their traumatic childbirth experiences and foster conversation about the issues...

Mom's Raw Postpartum Photo Post Prompts Others To Share Their Experiences

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents

Arizona mom Danielle Haines has prompted an honest discussion about motherhood when her raw postpartum photo went viral on Facebook. Now she's offerin...

20 Postpartum Recovery Tips From Nurses And Midwives

AWHONN | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
AWHONN

In preparation for your new arrival it is likely you will take classes, read books and get advice from friends and family on how to take care of your new baby. What you can easily forget in all the excitement is that you take care of yourself too!

Bethany Hamilton Writes Beautiful Caption About Postpartum Bodies

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

In the two months since giving birth to her son Tobias, Bethany Hamilton seems to have successfully balanced her pro surfing career, an upcoming autob...

Moms Bravely Share Their Real Stories Of Postpartum Anxiety And Depression

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents

  A powerful new video puts a face -- in fact, many faces -- to  postpartum depression and anxiety. Produced by blogger Jill ...

The Moving Experience One Mom Had When Her Postpartum Body Photos Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents

When New Zealand mom and nutritionist Julie Bhosale shared a blog post about her postpartum body image journey, she hoped that it would reach a few fe...