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Belly binding is one technique that can help facilitate post-partum healing. Just as it sounds, the practice refers to wrapping or splinting your abdomen.
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This is an ongoing list of precepts that I keep in the notes section of my cellphone in hopes of one day sharing them with my children.
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My Journey Years ago when I identified that I was experiencing postpartum anxiety and depression, I was elated when I finally found release from the darkness and sadness I had experienced. Therapy and medication provided an almost immediate relief for me. But as time goes on and the months and years pass I find myself...
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Dad may feel like he’s missing out since he can’t breastfeed but we have five great daily activities that dad can use to bond with baby. 1. Change Diapers Have some quality bonding time right on the changing pad. Try a few infant massage techniques, talk to your baby and make eye contact. All of these...
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Summer Hustle and Bustle Every year when March rolls around you can feel the energy change amongst the moms of school age children. We all tense up a little bit and start discussing what our summer plans are for our kids. What camps have we signed up for, what vacations have we booked, whether or...
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As we all pause this Father’s Day to thank the number one man in our lives, I decided to write a letter to my eldest daughter Margaret detailing the amazing way my husband helped me recognize that I was suffering from Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum depression disorder. Dearest Margaret, By now you know how much...
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The idea of traveling with a newborn (and all of their gear) may be a bit daunting at best. Here are a few tips to help you and your family jet-set with ease. Check Your Expectations Before I had kids all non-work trips meant pure relaxation to me. Packing included novels, the latest magazines and tanning oil. The...
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A friend recently invited me to participate in a webinar discussing the 4th trimester. More specifically a woman’s postpartum body. She and I chatted on camera about giving yourself time to rest and recover. We both spoke about taking it slow and loving yourself. I specifically said that a woman should appreciate her postpartum body...
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The number one breastfeeding concern I hear from new mothers is “how do I increase my supply?” Simply put most mommas make the perfect amount of milk for their baby.
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Lying-in is an age-old childbirth practice where it is expected that a new mother stay in bed after giving birth, while the other women in her family attend to the needs of her and her household. Many cultures believe that a woman should remain in bed for up to 40 days after giving birth. In fact,...
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Babypalooza Magazine Spring 2018
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