Tag: postpartum

Jessi Klein’s Book, I’ll Show Myself Out, Is Everything I Needed

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This is a really cool time to be a mom and an avid reader. Millennials, my generation, born between 1980-1995, are starting to have...

Exercising After Giving Birth: Movement for 6 Weeks to 4 Months

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Please talk to your medical provider before exercising after giving birth. Alright, mama!! You’re getting there! It's been at least 6 weeks since you had...

Exercising After Having a Baby, Part 2: 4-8 Weeks Postpartum

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Please talk to your medical provider before exercising after having a baby. By now you are (somewhat) used to your new little one and are...

Exercising After Having a Baby: 0-4 Weeks Postpartum

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Please talk to your medical provider before beginning any exercise program. First of all, congratulations on your new bundle of joy!!!! I’m so happy you are...

I Gave Birth During a Global Pandemic: Birth in the Time...

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There are many things you can’t foresee when creating a birth plan, but there are two words I never thought I would have to...

Iyengar Yoga Postpartum and Pelvic Floor Class: One Mom’s Experience

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When I was offered the opportunity to participate in a postpartum/pelvic floor yoga class presented by The Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont, a little...

Allison Hicks: Sleep Consultant and Postpartum Doula You Need to Know

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When I had my son a few years ago, I knew a little about what labor doulas do, but I hadn’t heard of a postpartum...

Postpartum Recovery Fears And Diagnosing My Mystery Postpartum Illness

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Before having my son, I had a lot of fears over the dreaded postpartum period. After listening to the Birth Hour podcast for months,...

Learning to Be Selfish after Becoming a Mom Gave Me a...

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In recent years, since I became a mother twice over, and despite many changes to my body, I’ve embraced my sexuality more than ever...

Sex After Kids? No, Thanks! At Least Not Right Now…

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You know the feeling: You’re 5 weeks, 6 days postpartum, and you’re heading into your OB in the morning for the all-clear appointment. Your...

Postpartum Body – What New Moms Should Expect

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Nobody talks about the postpartum body. There is plenty of information about what to expect during pregnancy. Then all the information jumps ahead to what...

Confronting My High Risk Pregnancy with a Tube of Toothpaste

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My second pregnancy was high risk but it took me more than a year to confront and internalize that rather basic fact. I acquired...

Busy Days, Busy Nights, Busy Weeks, Busy Life – Welcome to...

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There was always a busy season. Once upon a time, I had a job where I left my house every day. I traveled to a...

When Postpartum Depression Takes You By Surprise

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If we're friends in real life, or you follow me on Facebook, you might be surprised to hear I have postpartum depression. I was surprised...