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50 Postpartum Questions Running Through Every New Mom's Head

Shari Medini | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

You just had a baby. It is incredible and awe-inspiring. It is also really, really hard. Here’s what might be going through your head: Is that noise...

Healthy Tips for Postpartum Weight Loss

Well Rounded NY | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

By Anita Mirchandani Now that baby is here, the reality of postpartum life kicks in: When should you feed baby? What does it mean when he cries? Are ...

Fascinating Look At 2 Patients With A Tummy Bulge And Ab Separation (Diastasis)

Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC

This article looks at the question "why do some women "bounce back" and others don't when it comes to our abs post baby." Both of the following peop...

People Are Going Nuts Over This ‘Uncensored’ Photo Of Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents

With a single photo and a bit of humor, one mom has captured an honest side of motherhood. On Wednesday, Amanda Bacon from Wilmington, North Carolina,...

We Must Stop Treating Fathers As The Appendix Of The Family's Health

Sheehan D. Fisher | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Sheehan D. Fisher

Treating fathers as the appendix of the family's health--minimally necessary but disposable--negates the true value of fathers from the beginning of a child's life. While we've come a long ways from the days when fathers weren't allowed in the delivery room, many more changes are needed.

The One Thing I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Having a Baby

Tarynn Playle | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Tarynn Playle

I have a lot of resentments regarding things I didn't know about pregnancy, labor, birth, and recovery. There is some seriously wacky shit that goes on with our bodies!

I'm 34 and I Look Like a Mom

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Erin Joy Henry

In the grocery store checkout line with my newborn in tow, the clerk smiles and coos and asks if this is my first. They all do. When I tell her no, I pause and wait for it but it doesn't come. "YOU have two kids?" I expect her to say. YOU who is so youthful and vibrant and not mommyish at all?

Our love is big. Bigger-than-my-stretch-marks big.

Motherly | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Motherly

Confession: I've been hiding my stomach from my husband. Since I've had our second child in as many years, I frequently wear loose tops, and have bee...

What I Wish Someone Told Me Before Becoming a Mom

Rosie Majka | Posted 03.29.2016 | Parents
Rosie Majka

No one ever tells you everything you need to know before you have a baby. There is an unspoken rule about not speaking the whole truth to expecting moms. Everyone tells you how rewarding it is to be a mother. They say how amazing it is to see your child smile, hear them laugh, and watch them grow. But no one ever tells you how hard it really is. No one ever tells you that the first couple months are the hardest months of your life.

When We Feel Unappreciated

Beth Clark | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Beth Clark

Dear Mom Who Feels Unappreciated, There is post after post on the difficulty of raising children full time. Most of them try to laugh it off, even ma...

10 Ways To Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back!

Krystal Marx | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents
Krystal Marx

This messaging -- that unless you drop the baby weight, hide your stretch marks, tone up the loose skin, and meticulously maintain your vagina you are the worst kind of slacker -- is beyond demoralizing, it's downright dangerous.

10 Ways You Can Really Help Out The New Mom In Your Life

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

Come with the intention to support her and cheer her on -- and don't expect a thank-you card. And for the love of God, don't forget the lasagna.

Postpartum Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Postpartum Mood Disorder

Dyane Leshin-Harwood | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Dyane Leshin-Harwood

Mental health screening during pregnancy would be of immense value to every mom. Women with a family history of bipolar disorder could be observed postpartum, and if symptoms manifested they'd be treated immediately. It's imperative that doctors and other caregivers assess women not only for postpartum depression but also bipolar symptoms.

The Importance of a Breast Milk Bank

Well Rounded NY | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

Breastfeeding is a hot topic, as controversial as it is natural. But breast milk banks exist outside the fray. The banks exemplify a purely positive effort mother to mother that highlights our capacity to "share the health," according to the Mother's Milk Bank Northeast's logo.

The Secret, Magical Underwear That Only Moms Know About

The Cut | Posted 02.18.2016 | Parents
The Cut

By Edan Lepucki Four years ago I gave birth to my first child, a boy. The labor was almost two days long and ended in a C-section, which my husband...

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 a n...

'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 N...