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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

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

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

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

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...

The Most Perfect Metaphor For New Motherhood

Katherine Stanley Obando | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Katherine Stanley Obando

Let the waves come, murmur a seafaring song, and know this: in any moment of new motherhood that is rough going for you, there are countless like you; there are also others for whom that very same moment was transcendent and amazing (and you'll probably hear all about it).

8 Lessons Motherhood Has Taught a Recovering Perfectionist

Maria Ross | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Maria Ross

There is absolutely no room for perfection in parenting. No median. No bike lane. You will screw up. You will doubt yourself at every turn.

A Tale Of 10 Tummies

Joni Edelman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Joni Edelman

We assume a lot about people, and especially about their bodies. Maybe it somehow seems more reasonable to make assumptions about the things we can see. These women are my friends, my village, and they are willing to share their stories with you so that you may honor them.

16 Women Share Their 'Perfect Imperfections' In Mom's Stunning Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

Photographer Neely Ker-Fox knows what it's like to struggle with body image issues during and after pregnancy. After giving birth to her second child,...

Celebrating the Honest Postpartum Body

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Bailey Gaddis

I don't mind this new body -- it birthed my child and I will forever be in its debt -- but I want to figure out how to be at home in the new structure.

A Lifeline for Pregnant Women and New Moms

MotherWoman | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact

The idyllic picture of a smiling nurturing mother, caressing her growing belly or loving her cooing adoring newborn, is not the reality for many women during pregnancy or the time following a birth.

The Perfection of Postpartum

Kaitlyn Jones | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Kaitlyn Jones

I know postpartum isn't glamorous or how models should look on the runway; however, despite how we look or what Mother Nature does to our bodies, we simply want to look beautiful. The moment is beautiful. I want to remember being beautiful.

Happy Mother's Resentment Day

MotherWoman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents

I remember standing on the porch in the rain on one of my first Mother's Days and sobbing because no one did anything special for me.

On Postpartum

Tramanh Phi | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Tramanh Phi

I consider myself a pretty even-keeled person and have a pretty firm grasp over my emotions. Those first two weeks, though... WHEW. It was a side of myself I did not expect to see.