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  1. Pregnancy & Birth
    A lot of new moms feel like they could use more help in those first few weeks. I wish I had thought about who I might need or want to talk to in those emotional, sleepy, overwhelming days. Bottom line: you deserve and need help. And you may need help in areas you hadn't considered. Here are...
  2. Baby
    I remember being pregnant with my first. It was hard for my brain to truly comprehend that I was going to have a baby. Even after the initial ultrasound, it took me a few months to really "get" that I was pregnant. In the last months of pregnancy, I knew labor was going to happen. I devoted a...
  3. Family Life
    Guest Post By: Jennifer Marshall   One of the biggest lessons I've learned over the past eight years since my bipolar disorder first emerged is that my number one trigger is lack of sleep. I had barely slept in the weeks leading up to each of my four manic episodes. Those episodes all...
  4. Baby
    I look at this picture and I just know that in that moment, I was in the thick of it. The odd thing is, I didn't realize it at the time. I knew I was weepy. I knew having a newborn was overwhelming and that I'd probably lose sleep. I knew my body would go through crazy changes in those first few...
  5. Family Life
    Thank you to Mothering member namontoya for contributing this recipe. These delicious bits of sweetness came to me from a good friend while I was postpartum. They are super easy to make and quite good for you as they are just the right amount of sweet with such little sweetener actually used...
  6. Baby
    To the mothers who don't like what they see in the mirror: I can't say it enough. Your body is amazing. Amazing. Awe-inspiring. Perfect even in its imperfections. Your body grew a baby. Stop and think about that for a minute. Your mother grew you. Her mother grew her. Every single person in...
  7. Baby
      My husband and I joke about what life was like before kids. Of course, there were stressors and I found things to obsess about. But at the end of the day, I was responsible for myself. Lack of sleep wasn't a concern. I found time to workout alone, finish tasks without a million (ok, a...
  8. Baby
    When I had my first child, I spent a lot of time thinking about and preparing for the birth. When the baby finally came, I was mildly depressed and out of sorts for a while, at the same time feeling guilty that I wasn't overflowing with an abundance of selfless love and joy. I realized that...
  9. Baby
      Newborns are weird, postpartum women are too My friend Michele finally came to pick up her dishes yesterday. She brought us a meal when Leone was just a few weeks old and her pots have been on our porch ever since. Michele's daughter is a freshman at Harvard. "Enjoy this time,"...
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