Informed Postpartum

20 Kegels a day keeps the leakage away! By: Angelica Ortiz  

Throughout pregnancy women learn more about their pelvis, its capabilities, and all the changes it undergoes in order to accommodate pregnancy and facilitate birth.  After birth many new moms also become familiar with the pelvic floor and the role it plays in pelvic stability. The pelvic floor consists of muscles and ligaments, that act a bit like a hammock surrounding and controlling nearby organs, which in women are the bladder, rectum, and uterus. After birth the pelvic floor may be weak and that can cause leaking of urine especially during times of increased abdominal pressure, such as a cough, laugh, or sneeze......

Placenta Helper By: Angelica Ortiz  

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, such as postpartum depression, are more common than most people think and that is because they are under-discussed.  11-20% of women who give birth experience symptoms of postpartum depression according to the Center for Disease Control. Considering there are roughly four million births a year in the United States, that means that some 600,000 women are suffering from postpartum depression and other postnatal mental health challenges each year. For various reasons, the actual number may be significantly higher.....

Post Partum Healing: How to Support Emotional Healing after Pregnancy and Birth By Susanne Grant 

As a hypnobirthing teacher and healing coach I have mums (to-be) coming to me for emotional healing support. Many of us struggle to find our way in this life changing experience; rediscovering ourselves, our bodies and our relationships. Maybe pregnancy and birth didn’t go as you hoped for, leaving behind feelings of failure, guilt or sadness.....

Keys to the Mother-Baby Bond By Laurel Wilson | IBCLC, CCCE, CLD, CLE; Tracy Wilson Peters | CCCE, CLD, CLE

In today’s world, it can seem exceedingly difficult for any expectant mother to truly connect with her baby during pregnancy. Instead, moms-to-be are often constantly connected to external stimuli, including the internet, social...

How to Restore Your Core Postpartum By Lara Catone

As a yoga teacher and doula I have discovered that healing the core postpartum does not require hundreds of kegels and crunches.  In my experience the body does much better when slowly building on a solid foundation...

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child By Alyssa Berlin | PsyD

It’s one of those mornings again. At 5:30 am, my two-year-old son wakes up and starts to scream, “I’m hungry!” Translation: “I don’t want to sleep anymore. I want to go downstairs and play, and I know that if I feign hunger, Mom won’t be able to refuse me.” I lie there listening to his screaming......