Stop encouraging mothers to "bounce back"
Most of us are taught to compare ourselves to others from a very young age. We learn it from our families, our peers, and maybe worst of all, the media. When it comes to being a mother, or a woman in general for that matter, we already have our own internal list of insecurities. So when something is brought up by someone else, it hurts a little extra.
66 Encouraging Postpartum Affirmations For New Moms
Positive affirmations are incredible and will help throughout your entire life, but especially right after giving birth. Here are over 60 amazing postpartum affirmations for new moms to help them throughout this journey they are taking on.
Research finds mindfulness to be a promising treatment for postpartum depression
Mindfulness has been found to work wonders on anxiety, depression, and most recently, postpartum depression (PPD). A new study showed significant improvements in PPD when women used a mindfulness app.
Wyoming considers Medicaid extension for new mothers: 12 months of postpartum coverage proposed
CHEYENNE, WY. - Wyoming is considering new legislation extending Medicaid coverage to women for twelve months after giving birth. Sponsored by the Joint Labor, Health & Social Services Interim Committee, the bill, known as HOUSE BILL NO. HB0004 aims to provide Medicaid medical assistance to qualifying pregnant women temporarily.
Pregnant, postpartum prisoners could be released under proposed law
(Denver, Colo.) A representative of an organization that advocates for pregnant people in jail said legislation soon will be introduced in Colorado that would give prisoners more time with their babies.
Advice for New Parents
If you’re a new parent or soon-to-be new parent, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Taking care of a tiny person is intimidating! Believe me, I get it. I want to use this opportunity to offer you some advice that I wish I would have known when I first became a parent. Here are my top 10 pieces of advice for new parents!
How to Create a Personalized Postpartum Care Plan
As a new mom, you’ve likely heard countless times that taking care of yourself is essential to getting through the challenging transition into parenthood. This means taking time for self-care in order to stay healthy and energized -- so that you can best provide loving care to your baby. But if you’re like me and MANY other moms out there, it can be easy to neglect your own needs while tending to those of your precious new little one. That's why having a postpartum plan – a “road map” if you will - with simple steps tailored just for YOU, helps ensure that self-care makes its way on top of the (very long!) list of daily priorities as a mom!
Mama Village Triad is fostering community and connection
I became a mom for the first time last year, and I'm realizing the importance of finding a community of mothers going through the same stage of life. After leaving my job of 17 years, transitioning to becoming a stay at home mom has been rewarding, but has also been difficult and isolating at times. If you've had a child, you no doubt understand the trials of postpartum life, especially with your first child. Wouldn't it be comforting to be able to connect with others going through the same things who could offer support and encouragement?
Rice Water for Postpartum Hair Care
It's common knowledge that hair will fall out after giving birth. After all, your body is going through a lot of changes, and it's just another thing to deal with! Not only do we have to deal with lack of sleep and sore nipples, but now we have to deal with bald spots?!!
New Mom Upset After Husband Bought Her Smaller Sized Clothes as a Birthday Gift
"She can look forward to fitting in them," he said. *With the source's consent, the following is a work of nonfiction based on the experiences of a close friend. It's extremely hard for women to bounce back mentally and physically after having a baby. As a new mom, it's essential to surround yourself with people who will uplift you, support you, and extend you grace while you work towards feeling like you again.
Man complains his wife isn’t slim after delivery to friend’s wife
Should a husband ever be embarrassed by their wife’s recovering postpartum body?. A mother must give their body time to recover after delivery, which is a beautiful yet traumatizing experience for the body.
Pregnancy & Postpartum Options Expanding In the Triad - Growing Families Lactation & Doula Interview
After recently giving birth with the support of an incredibly helpfuldoula, I knew I wanted to spread awareness for those who don’t know what doulas offer, may be wondering if a doula would be a good fit for their labor, or may be looking for lactation support for their postpartum time.