Category Archives: Pregnancy + Postpartum

What is this Magic Called a Postpartum Doula?

Some of you may be saying to yourself after reading that headline, I’ve never even heard of a postpartum doula before. I personally wish I would have known more about postpartum doulas when I was early momming because they are such a valuable asset during the postpartum period for both first-time mamas and mamas who […]

Terrified Mother-To-Be: Conceiving Amid The Pandemic

I meticulously planned my pregnancy. We knew we both wanted another child. Timing and planning of conception are crucial to a lesbian couple. What I could never have planned on is the pandemic that we are all living through. The entire world shut down in the two-week wait between conception and testing. I was terrified […]

How to Support Loved Ones Through Pregnancy and Infant Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This is a day envisioned by Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak to be a day where grieving parents can come together and be supported and loved by their families and friends, and to help encourage understanding […]

How to Reclaim Your Body After Pregnancy

Weight loss after pregnancy may seem a bit daunting, but it is definitely possible to get your pre-pregnancy body back and even stronger than before. But, how do you reclaim your body after pregnancy? There really is no secret to losing the weight. It takes a commitment to yourself, and to your family, to concentrate […]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and What I Know Now: Survival After Child Loss

I’ve known about awareness month and like most, I shuddered to delve too deeply. It was too excruciating to think about and “please, God, don’t let it ever happen to me.” How inconceivable that pregnancy and infant loss is so common there is an entire month dedicated to a parent’s worst heartache. After February 25, […]

It’s Not That I Can’t Handle It, It’s Postnatal Depletion

I recently had a baby born during this COVID-19 crisis. While labor and delivery are challenging the real reality set in once we were home. At home, we are a family of five with a fur baby too. My husband and I have a five-year-old, three-year-old, and a newborn. Having children so little is challenging but parenting […]

Not Sure Who You Want With You During Labor?

If you’re expecting a baby, chances are you’ve given some thought to who you’re going to have with you while you’re laboring. A question I get asked a lot is, “What if I don’t really want my [family member] at my labor?” How do I tell them? Or “I love my Mom, but she drives […]

15 Must-Have Items for Breastfeeding Moms

Planning to breastfeed? Super! (We also support those moms planning to formula feed; so long as you’re feeding your kids something, we’re happy! #fedisbest) So, you already have the real essentials: the baby and the boobs. You’re nearly done! Er, not exactly. As a mom of two who works full-time, six weeks of maternity leave comes and […]

Giving Birth During a Pandemic

When we decided to have a third child I thought there’s no way that this third labor could top my first two. My first child was born during a blizzard. My second child was a whopping 10 pounder. This time around during the final weeks of my pregnancy I realized that this delivery would take […]

Four Straight Years of Breastfeeding and Counting

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been breastfeeding for four straight years. As I prepared for my daughter’s birth four and a half years ago, I never would have guessed this would be the particular breastfeeding journey I was signing up for. And yet, here I am, still breastfeeding four years later. While I believe […]