Postpartum & Self Care


Potty Training From Birth or Elimination Communication

potty training from birth or elimination communication   Not many people in the US are familiar with the concept of potty training their baby from as early on as birth, but when deciding between disposable or cloth diapers, it may be worth your time to put elimination communication on the table as an option as well.  Remember parenting is not...

7 Tips When Bringing Home a New Baby Sibling

7 Tips When Bringing Home a New Baby Sibling Newborn babies are quite small, but they can often stir up big feelings and questions. Especially if you are bringing home a new sibling. How can you help manage the transition of a new baby into your family? Who will watch your older child(ren) if you spontaneously go into labor? If...

New Parents Guide: The First Weeks Of Parenting

New Parents Guide: The First Weeks Of Parenting Your baby may have been the only one born recently, but their addition to your family is a huge adjustment for all involved. Fortunately, in the first few weeks of life, your baby will need very little: a safe place to sleep and a consistent method of eating are really the most...

5 reasons why postpartum doulas help the transition into parenthood

5 reasons why postpartum doulas help the transition into parenthood When you finally hold your new baby in your arms, the feeling is so wonderful. It’s something you had longed for, but like most new parents, you’ve got some questions, insecurities and are pretty much exhausted a lot of the time. The amount of effort a newborn requires is often...

Questions To Ask A Postpartum Doula (and yourself) Before Hiring

Questions To Ask A Postpartum Doula (and yourself) Before Hiring You’ve heard all about the wonderful benefits of hiring a postpartum doula, such as a decrease in postpartum depression and anxiety and increasing the likelihood of successful lactation or infant feeding. You have decided that it makes sense for you and your family to hire one! Now what? It’s time...

Sleep Deprivation After Having A Baby

Sleep Deprivation After Having A Baby There are many new changes to expect in life after having a baby. New family dynamics, new routines, lots of joys, and learning. One of the biggest adjustments to make is in how much sleep you will get as the parent or guardian of a newborn. Other variables will affect how you handle less...

Creating a Postpartum Plan

Creating a Postpartum Plan During pregnancy, many new families are learning and preparing to care for their newborns. After your baby arrives, managing your old and new lives can be challenging! Creating a postpartum plan is important because it can feel overwhelming to be thrown into parenting and to wing it with little to no direction. For some, it is...

10 gifts for new parents for the holidays

10 gifts for new parents for the holidays Between carrying the weight of a growing baby, preparing to wake up all night, repeated feedings and physical recovery from birth, few people have more to handle than the person getting ready to birth or the new mom or parent after giving birth. And as we get closer to the holidays, it...

Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Mom or Lactating Parent

Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Mom or Lactating Parent By Lillian Yang, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist   First of all, a big congratulations to you! Whether you’ve come to this article prior to giving birth, or after, it is never too late to learn about nutrition for the lactating parent or breastfeeding/bodyfeeding mom.  As a new mom myself, I learned that breastfeeding is...

The Role of Hormones in Lactation: What You Need to Know

The Role of Hormones in Lactation: What You Need to Know Have you been hearing more and more lately about hormones and how they affect almost every function of your body? Have you wondered what role hormones play during lactation? Let’s dive in together and take a closer look at all things hormones and breastfeeding/bodyfeeding! What are hormones? Hormones are...

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