What comes next after the whirlwind of preparing for birth and a new baby? We’ve put together a postpartum guide for the non-birthing partner.
If you’re planning to pump breastmilk at work, a little advance preparation goes a long way. Here are our top tips for pumping at work and on the go. Collect Your Supplies Here’s a list of common items you may need to get started: A breast pump. Some women prefer battery-operated so they have more
Do you know how to keep your pelvic floor muscles strong? Start strengthening those muscles and lessen any symptoms with easy exercises you can do from anywhere, anytime. Say goodbye to “mommy bladder.” What is the Pelvic Floor? According to ACOG, “The pelvic organs include the vagina, uterus, bladder, urethra, and rectum. These organs are
Immediately after delivery, every new mom enters postpartum. This time can contain emotions of excitement, fear, happiness and frustration. Wherever your emotions fall, know that you are not alone in this process. Here are three steps to help in the transition to postpartum: Step 1: Schedule your postpartum visit The act of delivering a baby
You’ve done it! You’ve welcomed that baby into the world. Now what? As you enter postpartum, you may find the experience filled with changes and fluctuations in your body and emotions. What is postpartum support? Your postpartum experience begins right after the birth and lasts until your baby’s first birthday. As your body adapts to
Congratulations, mama! You’re home with your beautiful new baby…but you’re also utterly exhausted and probably in a bit of discomfort. And while you’ve likely read dozens of articles on what to expect in your baby’s first week, have you taken much time to consider what you need in these first seven days? Here are 20
For all women, the birth of their baby is the beginning of an exciting and challenging journey into motherhood. Too often new moms may forget that they are still in both physical and emotional recovery from the pregnancy and delivery. These first 6-8 weeks are now being recognized as the “fourth trimester”. Providing support postpartum
Delivery of your newborn is one of the greatest events in your life, bringing on a flood of emotions. These emotions can be sadness or anger and you may not know if it’s normal to feel that way. Do you feel sad when you should be happy that you just had a baby? Do you