Postpartum Recovery and Care for New Moms

postpartum guide

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 Rectinaturally 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.

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Postpartum Belly Wrapping
Planning Guides
Meghan Ratliff

Postpartum Belly Binding

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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lying in practice postpartum mom resting in couch
Planning Guides
Meghan Ratliff

The Postpartum Practice of Lying-in

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.

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Newborn Home with Mom
Postpartum
Meghan Ratliff

6 Common Perinatal Mood Disorders

Postpartum depression isn’t the only disorder under the perinatal mood disorder umbrella. Meghan reviews the six of the most common perinatal mood disorders and their signs, symptoms, and treatment.

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Mom babywearing baby during the summer
Postpartum
Javacia Harris Bowser

Summer Babywearing Tips

Babywearing is a great way to bond with your baby but can be tough with summer upon us and temperatures rising. Keep your baby and yourself safe and cool with these summer babywearing tips.

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new mom holding her newborn
Postpartum
Meghan Ratliff

6 Ways to Help a New Mom

Before you show up to the doorstep of your friend that’s just given birth, here are a few tips that will make the visit to the new mom enjoyable for everyone.

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