Congratulations if you've just delivered your baby! We're sure your baby's feeding, sleeping, and diaper duties are already keeping you busy 24/7. Let's add pumping breast milk to the list if you are breastfeeding. When it comes to when and how much you need to pump, there can be a lot of
Pumping at work can be challenging at first. Shantel Harlin, a registered nurse (RN), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and fellow breastfeeding mom, put together some tips to help you feel like a pumping pro in no time. These pumping-at-work strategies will help you reach your breastfeeding goals!
Don't panic- these scary things newborns do are actually totally normal! Soft spot pusling, sleeping with their eyes open, rapid breathing, and more.
With Kelly McDonnell-Arnold, certified sexologist and relationship therapist! Kelly gives real life, manageable tips on how to get the groove back in your relationships, and how to keep the spark alive amongst the hustle bustle of life with kids…
Ever want to pick a lawyers brain? Well, I had the chance. From spousal support, to child support, to whether a stepmom should attend court, I asked Leanne Townsend, all your burning legal questions
In this episode Beth and I talk about all things stepmom life, including Beth’s transition from single and straight, to not only being in a same sex relationship, but having an instant family. We also tackle her family’s reaction, what it was like to move to a small town where her partner’s ex had deep roots, her biggest mistakes as a stepmom. what makes being a stepmom in a same sex relationship even more complicated and one of the habits she thinks that stepmoms should break.
Read Where's the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad by Trevor MacDonald with a free trial. Read unlimited* books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.
A queer and trans friendly, gender non-conforming people of color centered guide to pregnancy, birthing and chestfeeding. Adapted from a white, heteronormative and woman-centered poster for new parents. I made this zine because to increase visibility of non-mainstream parents! Please note that what is being offered is a mini mini zine! If you would like an 8.5x11 version or a 5.5x8.5 half-size version, please message me! For 8.5x11 I ask $6+shipping for color and $3+shipping for B&W and for…
The baby blues vs. postpartum depression, what's the difference? Here is what it felt like from a mother who has experienced both, as well as neither.
Postpartum depression is a very real disorder that affects many women and men. Working together, couples can weather this trial. There is hope!
A letter to my husband from a wife who struggles with anxiety. When struggling with anxiety, your husband's support makes all the difference.
Your wife just had a baby and something is really off with her. What is wrong with your wife?! It's called postpartum depression.
Not everyone who experiences trauma develops PTSD, but when they do, their memory can become a little fuzzy. What is it about trauma that makes memories go awry? Find out in this article how PTSD affects your memory.
92 Likes, 14 Comments - Returning to Birth| Melanie K (@trauma.informed.birth) on Instagram: “This book is like the Bible for birth and trauma. . Every survivor who is pregnant or planning to…”
Men do suffer from postpartum depression too, a fact that most people do not know and health professionals often overlook. In dads, it is commonly referred to as Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPPD) Read More: Medical and Natural Treatment Guide of Postpartum Depression Table of ContentsHow Common is Paternal Postpartum Depression?Risk FactorsHow Does it Manifest?How to …
New research shows that Dads can experience symptoms of postpartum depression. These are 5 things to consider when it comes to a new Dad's mental health.
How my trauma history impacted my “perfect” birth and why it doesn’t have to for you too. There is a strong connection between prior trauma/abuse and childbirth so you have to be prepared. No one wants their abuse history to hijack their birth experience. #abusesurvivor #traumainformed #childbirth
It's natural to have a game plan—maybe even a blueprint—for our children. But when things get tough, can you go loose? It might be the key to accepting everything from a fresh dent in the car door to larger issues that come up.
Tara Brach addresses feelings of insecurity and unworthiness through mindfulness and compassion with a meditation called the RAIN of Self-Compassion.
We need to be addressing the underlying roots of #birth #trauma, not just the symptoms! There’s so much to it!
To say my experience with midwives was amazing would be an understatement. Here are ten ways that my prenatal care with a midwife was different than...
Download this free list of questions to ask a midwife during an interview printable to take with you to your appointment.
If one gave me the time of day and cushioned it with prepared meals and adequate rest, I could truly write a novel on what life has been like in the past 4 months. Life doesn't work this way, though, and here I am to bring you the most vital point - my home birth with Mila. This was my second child and I made such a serious attempt to focus on her in the first month, that my "plans" for this blog took a break. Can you picture me fighting innerly with myself - guilty to have not given…