After giving birth to a baby, your body goes through a tremendous amount of change. At the same time, your body also is adapting to many new ways it's needed to care for a baby. Just like if you started a new exercise routine or new job that required different physical adaptations, you will likely
We have long known the benefits of holding, touch, and skin-to-skin care with infants -- it improves baby's immune system, regulates temperature, promotes calm and sleep, and is essential for development and growth. Now, new research from scientists at the the University of British Columbia and BC
Yesterday, I read a shared post on Facebook in which a mother ranted about all the advice thrown around for "self care," with suggestions for yoga, manicures, and long, hot baths. She expressed frustration at this kind of advice, which she deemed useless unless it came with a "concrete babysitting
End of pregnancy often brings with several bouts of "nesting," the common urge to clean all the things, do all the things, organize all the things. Instead of spending time reorganizing your medicine cabinet, make your nesting moments more productive and practical by arranging your house to be
Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy our special tribute to newly minted moms. Can you relate to these five stages after birth?
A baby is born.
What follows next are the five stages of new motherhood after giving birth. Of course, mileage may vary.