Often childbirth is prepared for not too unlike planning a wedding.  You spend a ton of time planning for the big event and after it's over, you're married and have to navigate the logistics of spending the rest of your life with another person.  When you are having a baby, you spend a ton of time planning for the big event (the birth) and after it's over, you're a parent and have to navigate the logistics of raising a human. Truly, how much time, effort and education is put into the after part?  Frequently, its not much, if any at all.  Wouldn't it be great if we were prepared for both the event and the after?...

     Have you ever heard of these mysterious and miraculous "kegel" exercises?  You know, the naughty exercises that make sex better!  Oh yes, and you should be kegeling all the time!  And you can never kegel too much! Yes, ladies, Kegel, Kegel, Kegel!.... Uuuugh, I hope not, or at least not in that sense.  Perhaps because of the industry that I am in, I see all sorts of posts and advertisements surrounding kegels and I get so frustrated with outdated info, trends, and the rhetoric surrounding them. 

     If you have never heard of kegels before, Great, let's start with a clean slate!  If you have heard o...

     How a mama is taken care of in the first 42 days postpartum will effect her for the next 42+ years of her life!

     That statement is one that I cannot stress enough to the mamas and families that I work with.  It is so incredibly important for mamas to actually take time to rest and recover prior to getting back into a routine of house hold chores and exercise and work and caring for others (besides her new baby).  Seriously, it will effect her for the rest of her life!  Carrying a baby and giving birth is hard work, it takes a toll on her body, and she needs to recover!

     In today's American society,...

     Every mama and family should be prepared to address postpartum emotional concerns after bringing home baby.  The emotional spectrum new mamas go through in the days, weeks, months, and even years following the birth of her baby can be a rollercoaster for her, as well as other family members.  To start addressing these emotional concerns, it is important to be educated and able to differentiate between some mood conditions: Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, Postpartum Psychosis.  Below, these conditions are defined and list their common characteristics.

     Please note, if you find yourself or so...

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