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  1. I'm Pregnant
    https://forms.gle/vGfjJTsTLgmAtKL1A I want to design clothing prototype for our pregnant body figures that is absent in fashion industry. So I set a 1min questionnaire about this idea. Thank you for join me at your convenience. Welcome to forward.
  2. Baby
    The immediate days and weeks after a baby is born are full of adjustments. It is such a short time frame, though, that it's easy to forget some parts of the experience. In fact, research has found that as time goes on, mothers do start to forget the intense struggle of child birth and...
  3. Baby
    Postpartum Depression...it's so common that many just consider it part of the job sometimes as you become a new mother. But that doesn't always have to be, and many moms are finding relief in placenta encapsulation. It's no wonder that 80% of new mothers experience some form of postpartum mood...
  4. Baby
    How can people ask new moms the right questions if they don't know what they are? In order to support these mamas, let's start talking about asking the right questions! Many new moms are faced with well-meaning family members or even strangers asking about their well-being but in back-handed...
  5. Other
    In a day and age where anything goes on television, showing the reality of a postpartum mom is deemed "too graphic." Most women feel adequately prepared for pregnancy and birth. We spend hours scouring the internet, comparing our baby to the size of a walnut, a grapefruit, and a cantaloupe. We...
  6. Baby
    Here's a guest post by Hailie Wolfe on a topic we all can relate to! Everyone poops. It's true. It's a normal, everyday part of life that we don't think twice about. Until we give birth and have our first postpartum poop. True Story -"When Abbie was one week old (Christmas Eve), Kevin went to...
  7. Doulas
    Hello Everyone!! I am a birthing and postpartum doula serving the dmv area, willing to travel if needed. I wanted to connect with some other doulas and potential clients. I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year!! :smile:
  8. Baby
    I teach a class to couples about expectations for the immediate and long-term postpartum periods. We talk about the many decisions made during this time that can either promote bonding or interrupt bonding. I usually offer a few suggestions to ensure both parents have every opportunity to bond...
  9. Baby
    There is a common scene in our culture that can be found in the minutes and hours after a baby is born. The recovery room and sometimes even the birthing room is filled with loved ones, piling in to see the baby's first moments outside of the womb. While this visitation is well-intentioned, I...
  10. Green Goods
    Postpartum hair loss isn't commonly discussed, but it's a normal occurrence around three months postpartum. Luckily, it does come to an end in a few months. Around three months postpartum, I notice my brush fills up with hair faster. The shower drain is full of hair more often, and hair covers...
  11. Baby
    The placenta is pure magic to me. It was created for the sole purpose of bringing my children to life and then "died," a beautiful sacrifice, as they each took their first breath in this world. I thought I would start with a little anatomy lesson, after all, it's how the magic happens! During...
  12. Baby
    There is a myriad of postpartum traditions from every corner of the world. From ceremonies to special food, and from helpful family members to unique gifts, these are some of the special traditions that mothers and their loved ones experience around the world. In North America, we have our...
  13. Baby
    This celebrity couple makes parenting look real, for a change. When it comes to parenthood, celebrities have a tendency to make it look easy. From personal chefs to live-in nannies, many Hollywood stars seem far removed from the realities that most of us "regular" people face. That is until...
  14. Green Goods
    In many cultures, the weeks following the birth of a baby are rich with ceremonies and traditions allowing new mothers an opportunity to heal. I will never forget a birth story I heard years ago. The mother shared that she gave birth to her son in the morning and was back on the floor for her...
  15. Pregnancy & Birth
    Labor is done, and your baby is in your arms. You might think the pains are behind you, but the afterbirths hurt and get worse with each child. When I had my first child, my nurses mentioned I might feel some afterbirth pains that feel like a contraction. I noticed a few, but all of the aches...
  16. Baby
    The nine months of pregnancy passed, and your bundle of joy is earthside. You may be focused on the baby, but don't forget to take care of yourself too. The first few weeks of your baby's life are hard, even for second mothers. Learning how to take care of a new baby is daunting and...
  17. Baby
    Many mamas-to-be spend hours researching and drafting their ideal birth plan, which is great. But I believe that making detailed preparations for after baby arrives is just as important. Nearly halfway through my second, and likely final, pregnancy, I began to ponder how I wanted to savor slow...
  18. Green Goods
    In a time when I have the most excuses to have a negative body image, I've found a secret weapon to keep the self-deprecating thoughts at bay: gratitude. For most of my life, I took my good health for granted. I did not take care of my body for most of my young adult life. I ate junk and got...
  19. Baby
    I had my third baby a few months ago and during the weeks surrounding her birth, my attachment to my mom really intensified. There is something about becoming a mother that makes a woman want her own mother to be close. I know I'm not the only who experiences this; a few friends recently shared...
  20. Pregnancy & Birth
    The days and weeks after a baby is born are full of bliss and adjustment. Many factors affect how parents experience this introduction into parenthood. It is common for couples to process and adjust separately, but with good communication, this can be a time of bonding for the whole family. I...
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