POSTPARTUM


20 Things Lactation Consultants Want You to Know

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 By Nina Spears
20 Things Lactation Consultants Want You to Know | I asked a few lactation consultants what they wish every new mom knew when it comes to breastfeeding. Here's what they had to say

Breastfeeding can be tough. I have had multiple clients of mine call me within days (even hours) after having their baby asking for lactation support. Those first few days, weeks, and sometimes months can be a challenge trying to figure out this new skill. This is why I decided to talk to a few lactation consultants that […]

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When Breastfeeding is NOT the Best Choice

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 By Cheyenne Bell
When Breastfeeding is NOT the Best Choice | Baby Chick

If you are a mom or thinking about becoming a mom, you’ve most likely heard about the benefits of breastfeeding your baby. In the past few decades, breastfeeding rates have risen steadily, likely due to the increased understanding of breastfeeding by medical professionals, combined with the efforts of organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, WHO […]

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Is This Normal? 6 Unusual Things That Happen to Babies

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 By Quinn Kelly
Is This Normal? 6 Unusual Things That Happen to Babies | Baby Chick

So you’re an expecting mom, and you’re excited to transition into all things baby and motherhood. You’ve read up on the latest trends and tips for baby clothes and equipment. You’ve picked your cool name. Designed your Pinterest-approved nursery. And now all that’s left is having your baby, and starting the *small* task of raising […]

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12 Postpartum Must-Haves: How to Have a Faster & Easier Recovery After Birth

Friday, August 3, 2018 By Nina Spears
12 Postpartum Must-Haves: How to Have a Faster & Easier Recovery After Birth | Baby Chick

All photos taken by Creative Clicks Photography As my due date approaches, I’m thinking more and more about what my labor and baby’s birth will be like. Luckily I am feeling pretty prepared and have all the things that I need. But something else that I need to prepare for is the postpartum recovery period. […]

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My First Postpartum Outing Alone: Expectation vs. Reality

Sunday, July 29, 2018 By Lauren Ramirez
My First Postpartum Outing Alone: Expectation vs. Reality | Baby Chick

I had my sweet little girl all to myself for about 5 weeks before having to go back to work postpartum. I know, I know—maternity leave in the United States is a little (a lot) behind the times. It was a new job, though, and one that I loved. But I definitely didn’t want to […]

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5 Tips to Take Care of Your Perineum Postpartum

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 By Hannah Crews
5 Tips to Take Care of Your Perineum Postpartum | Baby Chick

I remember when I had my first baby. And boy, do I remember how my downstairs felt afterwards. I tore pretty badly – I was terrified to walk, terrified to sit abruptly, and certainly terrified to pee and poop. Being that my poor vagina had gone through some serious trauma pushing out an actual human being, […]

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5 Postpartum Body Changes You May Not Expect

Sunday, July 15, 2018 By Jessica Tzikas
5 Postpartum Body Changes You May Not Expect | Baby Chick

When you are pregnant, your body is undergoing so many changes each day. It’s hard to keep up! But even after baby is born, the body continues to change and for many women. They may see permanent changes to their bodies and minds postpartum. If you are currently pregnant or recently given birth, you are […]

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My Breastfeeding Journey — It’s Not What I Thought It Would Be

Monday, July 9, 2018 By Nina Spears
What You Can Learn from my Journey with Postpartum Depression | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: This post is sponsored by Kindred Bravely but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. All photos by Creative Clicks Photography. I think most of us assume that, when it comes to breastfeeding, everything will come naturally and that your motherly instincts will kick in and tell you what to do. Fortunately, […]

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What You Can Learn from my Journey with Postpartum Depression

Friday, July 6, 2018 By Giselle May
What You Can Learn from my Journey with Postpartum Depression | Baby Chick

Looking back at my journey into motherhood, I am amazed at just how unprepared I was for the mental battle that was to go with it. The accompanying life changes were so immense that I barely had time to notice that I was slipping into a state of postpartum depression. Over the 12 months since […]

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Motivation for Moms: 3 Ways to Reach Your Fitness Goals

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 By Kate Horney
Motivation for Moms: 3 Ways to Reach Your Fitness Goals | Baby Chick

If you’re a mom and struggling to stay motivated with your current health, and fitness routine, you’re not alone. Many women say that they simply feel “stuck,” and struggle with getting motivated to make a change. They’ve acknowledged a problem and want to become healthier, but they’re just not sure how to get started taking […]

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