Tag: Postpartum

How I Overcame a Traumatic Birth Story

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The birth story of my first son is a doozy. It’s something I’ll only talk about with other moms—battle-hardened, thousand-yard-stare-having, talking-over-toddlers-without-missing-a-beat moms. A bright-eyed,...

Parents of Pandemic Babies Need Some Love Right Now

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They say it takes a village. After giving birth to my first baby a week before the entire state of Michigan went into lockdown...

Supporting the Pandemic Postpartum Mama

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How can I help? Do you need anything? How can we support you?  Supporting a new mom after she's had a baby takes some time...

6 Behavior Changes That Can Help with Weight Loss after Pregnancy

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I lost over 145 pounds after my two pregnancies. Yes, you read that right. I lost over 145 pounds after my two pregnancies (83...

What Is DBT and How I Use It as a Mother

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I learned to practice Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from social workers at the University of Michigan in the group therapy setting. For five years I...

Botox: What You Really Want to Know (But Didn’t Know Who...

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As you coast from your 20s to your 30s and beyond, you might start to notice some things. Your reflection might reveal a solid...

5 (Realistic) Tips for New Mamas

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Listen up, expecting mamas. I’m about to drop some knowledge on ya! When you are pregnant, everyone tells you a bunch of (mostly unsolicited)...

No, I Do Not Love Being Pregnant

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You know those women who say being pregnant was one of the most amazing times of their life? I’d like to know which prenatal...

My Postpartum Depression Journey

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Did you know one in seven women get postpartum depression (PPD) after having a baby? Think about all the women you know and love....

Billy Madison Got It Wrong; Peeing Your Pants Is Not Cool

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Newsflash: Having babies takes a toll on your body. My youngest is over two years old, and I have post-partum issues that continue to...