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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.

The Meaningful Lesson This Mom Blogger Learned When Photos Of Her Body Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents

When Canadian mom-of-four Joanna Venditti shared a personal story about body image on her blog "Nesting Story," she didn't think it would reach beyond...

No, I'm Not Still Pregnant. This Is Just My After-Belly.

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

Nine years ago, when my first baby was born and those eating disorders and body image issues still stood way too close, these experiences would have really bothered me -- but today I know the truth of it.

My Baby Stole My Body (And She Can Keep It)

Mama Bean | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

What if we, as mothers, actually embraced our postpartum figures? What if we cherished our bodies and valued what -- and who -- they have so skillfully created instead?

Finally, The Postpartum Anthem You Never Knew You Were Missing

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents

Following up on their hilarious menstruation-themed parodies, HelloFlo has released a new video that takes on another women's health issue -- mastitis...

5 Things for New Moms to Give Their Husbands

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Your husband cannot read your mind. He doesn't know that you wanted him to pick up dinner from the Thai restaurant on the corner because you've been pacing the kitchen all afternoon with a fussy baby.

I Am the Right Mother

MotherWoman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Today I lead postpartum support groups, and thank goodness I have to be the group leader, so I can't walk out of the group and cry in the restroom. I must open up that old inner self to some more compassionate attitudes if I'm going to be of help to my fellow moms.

You Just Had A Baby

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I know everything feels undone. I know being a grown-up sucks. I know your house is a mess. I know you have writer's block. I know you feel behind. I know you wish you were superwoman. I know. I know. But. You just had a baby.