Self-Care


What To Ask At Your First Postpartum Check-up

Bringing babies into the world is hard work; it’s called labor for a reason! The first few weeks of caring for a newborn are no walk in the park either, especially as your body heals. Your little one isn’t the only one deserving care and attention after birth. Let’s prepare for your first postpartum check-up appointment so that you can continue to be your best self, for you and everyone around you....

What to Eat with Gestational Diabetes during Pregnancy

Getting diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes while pregnant can be scary and overwhelming at first. As a nutritionist, I want to help you feel more confident in making healthy choices about how to eat and what to eat to feel your best and support your growing baby. A little bit of education and understanding what Gestational Diabetes means for you and your pregnancy goes a long way. It’s not all bad, and you can still ea...

The Top Five Questions To Ask At Your Newborn Visit

We asked one of our favorite pediatricians, Dr. Jon Snaroff at Premier Pediatrics, to go over the top 5 questions new parents should be asking their pediatrician during their newborn visit and included his common answers to his patients....

Postpartum Recovery: What the first 6 weeks are like?

No doubt you’ve taken many steps to prepare your mind and your home for the newest edition of your family, your precious baby. Your little bundle of joy isn’t the only one deserving of attention after giving birth because you too have undergone transformation and will need time to heal and recover. Here are some common things to expect and consider in the first six weeks after having your baby: ...

Recognizing Signs of Perinatal Anxiety & Depression

This webinar took place on May 17, 2021, during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. It was hosted by Boober in partnership with Hatch. It was hosted by Jada Shapiro, founder of Boober, and featured Olivia Bergeron, LCSW, psychotherapist and parent coach at Mommy Grove (and a provider on the boober platform) and Jabina Coleman, LSW, MSW, IBCLC, lactation therapist and psychotherapist, and public speaker leading the movement “Everyone Wants to Hold the Baby; Who Will Hold the Mother?”. The following is a compilation of answers from Jabina and Olivia on various mental health questions regarding mothers in their prenatal and postpartum periods ...

Third Trimester To Dos

The third trimester is an exciting time as you think about welcoming your new baby and all that you have to do to become prepared. Maybe the days are whizzing by or maybe they are inching slowly, either way it can feel as though there is never enough time to finish doing it all! If you haven’t a clue of where to begin, or if you’re wondering if you’ve covered it all, use this third trimester “to do” guide to help organize and prepare. ...

Top partner massage* and touch tips for supporting birthing people during labor

What kind of touch do birthing people want in labor? If this is a question you’ve ever asked yourself as a loving partner or spouse, here are a few tips from an experienced doula and massage therapist who’s helped many couples like you find their way during labor. In some ways, the kind of touch birthing people want during birth is different and in many ways it’s similar to the kind of touch they appreciate when not in labor. Here’s what you should know. ...

Infertility

In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, watch our founder and maternal health expert, Jada Shapiro, as she leads a conversation focused on individual journeys and struggles through conceiving. ...

How to heal and recover after your C-section

Over thirty percent of women in the United States have cesarean birth yet moms get very little education or support on how to recover. As a postpartum doula and c-section mom myself, I’m here to help you with a full guide of how-to recover and steps you can take to speed up your healing and recovery. ...

What are the best postpartum underwear?

Recently, many celebrities and influencers have publicly shared their surprise at having to wear heavy-duty postpartum underwear after giving birth; some even likening it to joining their baby in wearing diapers. As a longtime postpartum doula and founder of boober, where we connect new parents to postpartum care providers who guide them through the 4th-trimester transition, I help new birthing parents navigate the ins and outs of postpartum from how to feed their baby, to how to heal their perineum, to what to wear during the birth recovery process. Many people will bleed up to 6 weeks post-birth and some will need to heal from a tear or an episiotomy, so I am often asked which postpartum underwear to pick. Reliable and comfortable postpartum underwear is key to your comfort and recovery post-birth. ...

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