Tag: postpartum

Postpartum Self-Care Survival Guide

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Recently in the media, there has been more “real talk” about postpartum recovery and what to expect after the baby makes his/her exit. Whether...

Congratulations, You’ve Had a Baby! Now What?

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I remember so clearly being pushed in the wheelchair while my husband carried our tiny, less than 6-pound first-born daughter down to the car...

The Cure to My Postpartum Hair Woes

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Okay, mamas, let’s talk postpartum hair. If you’re lucky, maybe you escaped this. Or maybe if you’re even luckier your hair texture changed for...

The Face of Anxiety and Depression Might Look Different Than You...

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People who don’t know me all that well probably think I have my stuff together. I’m able to work a few days a week...

Paid Paternity Leave and How it Saved Me

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As I type this blog, I’ve officially survived 8 weeks of being a mother to three. And despite some shed tears, 3 a.m. fights,...

Light For Kara Walk 2019: Raising Awareness of Maternal Mental Health

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Did you know that 1 in 7 moms will experience a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder (PMAD)? I do, because I was one of...

It’s Okay Not to Be Okay: Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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If someone asked what the most common complication of childbirth was, what would you say? Diabetes? Preeclampsia? Nope. Guess again. Believe it or not,...

The Latest Resources for Postpartum Support in Fairfield County

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week takes place the first week of May each year. The 2019 theme is #MakingOverMotherhood with the goal of "making over"...

Mom, Do You Have Your Swimsuit On?

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“Mom, do you have your swimsuit on?” That is what the girls always ask me when we approach a beach or a pool. You know anywhere...

My VBAC: Journey to a Vaginal Delivery After Two C-Sections

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As a young woman in my early 20s, I began to think about birth. Long before becoming a mother was even something I was...