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    10 Post-baby Surprises – Numbers 3-5

    Yesterday I began sharing my list of ten things that I didn’t know about the first few days after having a baby. Today, I give you numbers 3, 4 and 5. 3. Please excuse me, but something has left my body via my vagina. I had no idea that after they took out the babies, […]

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    After-birth: 10 things I didn’t know about having a baby

    Childbirth classes were something I didn’t consider to be optional when I was pregnant. With my Type A personality and the fact that I am someone who would always rather know the ugly truth than a pleasant lie, you’d better believe I was in that class with pen in hand taking notes. Plus I was […]

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    Living Life with Postpartum Depression

    There is a large misconception that being diagnosed with PPD and beginning treatment – whether that be with prescription medication, exercise, therapy, or, whatever your personal plan may be – means that you’re good or that it’s something that you’ll be able to talk about in past tense. Sadly, that just isn’t the case. While […]

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  • Postpartum Depression is a Family Affair

    Postpartum Depression is a Family Affair

    We’ve all heard the saying, “When mama’s happy, everyone’s happy.” Or, “Happy wife, happy life.” Well, I’m here to tell you that not only are they absolutely true, but they can also go both ways. The truth is that postpartum depression doesn’t just affect you; rather, it is a true family affair. You may be […]

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  • Time for Action Treatment Medications and Therapy

    Time for Action: Treatment, Medications, and Therapy

    Being diagnosed with postpartum depression is only the first step of many. Realizing that the way you feel isn’t because you’re a horrible mother or that you did something wrong can lift a huge weight off of your shoulders. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t end there with the diagnosis. For some, it can be a very […]

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  • Pulling the Trigger- Symptoms & Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression

    Pulling the Trigger: Symptoms & Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression

    Every woman’s experience with postpartum depression is unique. While most women experience some form of the baby blues, one in ten women struggle with moderate to severe postpartum depression. I, unfortunately, fall into the latter category. There were the overwhelming and irrational fears: thoughts that I would somehow put her in the dryer while I […]

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  • Postpartum Depression Feels like Nothing

    Postpartum Depression Feels like Nothing

    For a moment, try to imagine feeling nothing. You may ask yourself what nothing feels like. Well, nothing feels like the greatest pain you’ve ever experienced. It is an overwhelming lack of connection or attachment to anything or anyone, especially the people who you’re closest to. You can’t feel joy, happiness, anger, frustration, or even […]

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    Let’s Talk Dirty… Diapers

    There is no one right answer about your baby’s poop frequency, color, smell, and texture. Your baby’s poop is going to change over time and will be different depending on diet — breastfed, formula, solids all make a difference. When those changes happen, many (especially new) parents have serious questions. Have you ever looked into […]

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    Skin to Skin to Support Breastfeeding

     The first hour after birth is often referred to as the “Magical Hour.” A baby placed on her mother’s chest right after being born tends to show nine distinct stages of bonding including relaxation and rooting to suckle. Studies have shown that this beautiful early bonding correlates to babies who breastfeed more easily and often. […]

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    The Micro Flora Element of Skin to Skin

    When it comes to your skin, squeaky clean is not necessarily best. Although it’s easy to equate a good lather with good health, the well-being of our entire system is dependent upon the right balance between good bacteria and potentially harmful bacteria. Our bodies contain literally millions of healthy micro flora (otherwise known as bacteria) […]

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