What You Need to Know
What happens after you give birth and bring your baby home? Our postnatal articles are here to help prepare you for what to expect the weeks and months after giving birth. From lying-in post-partum to what you need to know about Diastasis Recti, naturally increasing your breast milk supply, and exercises to help heal your pelvic floor after birth. Allow us to walk you through what you can expect to experience, step by step.
We know better than anyone the realities of postpartum depression and that urge to isolate yourself as a new mom. Read the inspiring advice from postpartum doula, Meghan Ratliff, who experienced postnatal depression firsthand. And let’s not forget about that pressure to just “bounce back” after pregnancy. The reality is that birth takes a major physical and emotional toll on your body, which is why we want to be the community for you to rely on during your ‘forgotten trimester.’
Find answers to all the questions you may have regarding life after giving birth, from skin to skin baby care to postpartum belly binding, all you need to know about breastfeeding, tips to hiring the right postpartum support person for you, and the 6 common perinatal mood disorders that few know about.
Join the private postpartum group to meet other community members who have recently given birth and are navigating the fourth trimester.
In The Fourth Trimester, Kimberly Ann Johnson provides a road map to help new mother’s heal and balance their emotions during postpartum.
Have you heard about postpartum rage? Anna Claire shares how she saw the signs and symptoms of postpartum rage and how she got help.
But did you know that new fathers can also suffer from depression? It’s called paternal postpartum depression (PPND), and it’s very real.
Doing safe exercises during postpartum before your 6-week checkup can help you return to fitness with mindfulness and ease.
There are several different types of baby carriers from wraps to slings, so how do you know which is best for you?
Postpartum hair loss is normal for new moms. Tips to help reduce hair loss include eating a balanced diet and reducing stress.
Postpartum checkups usually occur 6 weeks after giving birth, but is that too long to wait? New studies could change how women receive postpartum care.
Looking to hire a postpartum support person or relying on a family member/friend for care in the fourth trimester? Consider these questions and guidelines.
Your guide to pumping at work including your breastfeeding rights, what to pack, and how to set up the ultimate pumping station.