Six Weeks Isn’t Enough: Why We Should Extend the Postpartum Care Window
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by Justine Russo
9M ago
If you’ve had a baby, you know the final – and often first – appointment at six weeks postpartum. But have you ever wondered why this is the standard and how we can improve postpartum care? I vividly remember the anxiety that I felt after my six-week checkup. Suddenly, there were no more appointments with my midwife, and I felt lost. There were so many unanswered questions, doubts, and emotions. After the birth of my first baby, I had undiagnosed postpartum depression. The symptoms I was experiencing I thought were just signs that I wasn’t trying hard enough or that more sleep would fix it. Th ..read more
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8 Tips for Creating a Healthy and Non-Toxic Nursery for Baby
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by Mia Barnes
9M ago
If you hope to make a non-toxic nursery to bring your bundle of joy home to, these tips are must-reads (especially number two – who knew?!). You will spend most of your time with your baby in your nursery, so it should be a safe and healthy place for both of you. Additionally, you should consider how the space will evolve as your baby grows. Here are some great tips for building a nursery that’s healthy, practical, and as non-toxic as possible. Non-toxic nursery tips at-a-glance: Use non-toxic paint Opt for safe flooring and floor coverings Choose practical furniture Pick the right colors Kee ..read more
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8 Tips for Creating a Healthy and Non-Toxic Nursery for Baby
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by Mia Barnes
9M ago
If you hope to make a non-toxic nursery to bring your bundle of joy home to, these tips are must-reads (especially number two – who knew?!). You will spend most of your time with your baby in your nursery, so it should be a safe and healthy place for both of you. Additionally, you should consider how the space will evolve as your baby grows. Here are some great tips for building a nursery that’s healthy, practical, and as non-toxic as possible. Non-toxic nursery tips at-a-glance: Use non-toxic paint Opt for safe flooring and floor coverings Choose practical furniture Pick the right colors Kee ..read more
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Six Brutally Honest Maternity Leave Out-of-Office Messages to Use Today
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by Arianna Goldschmidt
9M ago
Maternity leave is the furthest thing from vacation, and these out-of-office messages will communicate you’re unavailable (and why) directly and honestly. There are no words for the postpartum experience, and no “out-of-office” message can carry the weight of what a mother goes through during that time. All new parents deserve time to step away from work responsibilities and focus solely on caring for their new babies, healing, and adjusting to their new family dynamic.  Quick glance: “I am currently out of the office meeting the human that I have grown inside of me for the last nine mon ..read more
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15 Postpartum Must-Haves on Amazon That You Can Get in Two Days
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by Annia Palacios
9M ago
If you haven’t experienced the late-night panicked purchases of postpartum, just wait. No matter how prepared you are, there’s always something you’ll need (and quickly!). Here are some postpartum must-haves on Amazon. Awaiting a new baby is such an exciting time! It can also be filled with plenty of unknowns as expecting moms try to figure out precisely what they need to care for the baby (and themselves) following birth.   Pro tip: Now is a great time to sign up for Amazon Prime if you aren’t already a member. Ask for a membership as a gift or add it to your baby registry. Try Pri ..read more
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Get the Help and Support You Need After Birth (Even After You’ve Asked Repeatedly)
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by Beth Rush
9M ago
They say it takes a village to raise a baby, but the “village” looks different in our modern society, and getting the help you need can be challenging. Sometimes, the loneliness of motherhood can take you by surprise. You suddenly have all these new responsibilities and fewer people who understand. Getting certain friends to respond to plans might be more difficult, especially if they don’t have kids. People don’t comprehend how isolating it is to have no after-delivery care for mothers, whether the new mom is going it alone or with a partner. The worst part is those who visit often come to se ..read more
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What You Should Know About Postpartum Bloodwork (And How to Test Without a Doctor’s Order)
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by Carley Schweet
9M ago
Getting labs while postpartum can help shed insight and improve your overall wellness, and now you can purchase these tests on your own – without a doctor’s visit! This article has been medically reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Alissia Zenhausern, NMD. When pregnant, there are countless tests and seemingly endless blood draws. But, after birth? Not so much. But that doesn’t mean that postpartum bloodwork isn’t essential and can’t give vital insight into what’s going on in your body after birth and throughout your postpartum recovery. Postpartum bloodwork at-a-glance Getting postpartum labwork i ..read more
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How to Tell Your Partner You’re Not Ready for Sex at Six Weeks Postpartum
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by Annia Palacios
9M ago
You’ve been given the green light to resume sex at your six-week postpartum visit, but you’re just not feeling it. Sound familiar? You’re not alone, and there is nothing wrong with needing more time. This article was written and reviewed by Licensed Professional Counselor and Coach Anna Palacios of Tightrope Therapy. Not ready for sex postpartum? Here’s what to know: Only 32% of people are having sex six weeks after birth Hormones, sleep deprivation, and feeling touched out can impact your desire Oxytocin (the bonding hormone) is released through skin-to-skin and breastfeeding, so you might n ..read more
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What’s an Upside Down Peri Bottle? Here’s Why You Need One (Even If You Had a C-Section)
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by Leila Armour
10M ago
We’ve upped the ante in the postpartum space, and quite frankly, we moms deserve a bit of genius in our postpartum recovery tool kit. The upside-down peri bottle is precisely that, a practical invention and a splash of love for your lady bits when they need it most. Following birth, your vulva, vagina, and perineal area can be quite sore and swollen, regardless of whether you experience tearing. This can lead to stress around going to the toilet, where an upside-down peri bottle can become your best friend. ‘Peri’ is short for perineum, which is the area between the vagina and anus. It is the ..read more
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How to Know if Your Breast Pump is Covered by Insurance
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by Jaren Soloff
10M ago
Knowing which pumps are and aren’t covered by insurance can feel tricky to navigate. In this article, an IBCLC walks you through what you should know. This article was written and reviewed for accuracy by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Jaren Soloff. The decision to breastfeed your little one is momentous, filled with love and nurturing. But we understand that it can come with its own challenges, especially when juggling the demands of motherhood. Pumping can be an incredible option to help share the load of feeding during postpartum. Many insurance plans in the ..read more
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