postpartum

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues.

I Thought I Was "Too Young" For Mental Health Problems

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues. That there was nothing shameful about postpartum Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   09.25.18   |   SHARE
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Jen McLellan of @PlusMommy

This Is Postpartum: A New Project Celebrating All Postpartum Bodies And Their Differences

Meg Boggs reached out to other mom bloggers to share their own postpartum bodies for her project This Is Postpartum. They did and the result is Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.7.18   |   SHARE
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I wasn’t sure a tattoo would help me move through the hollowness, but I’m glad I spread my wings and took that chance.

A Tattoo Helped Heal My Postpartum Blues​

I wasn’t sure a tattoo would help me move through the hollowness of my postpartum, but I’m glad I spread my wings and took that chance. Read...
Tonilyn Hornung    |   07.30.18   |   SHARE
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“I just love your squishy belly!” Then, as only children can do, he gave it a nickname: belly jelly.

Learning To Love My Belly Jelly​

“I just love your squishy belly!” Then, as only children can do, he gave it a nickname: belly jelly. So I'm learning to love my belly jelly. Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   07.27.18   |   SHARE
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By Ricky Wilson [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Kate Middleton To Tammy Duckworth: Redefining Postpartum? Or Just Pushing Women To Do More?

I wish that our culture valued the most vital month postpartum as a time for healing our bodies and holding our babies. Sadly, I’m not sure we ever Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.25.18   |   SHARE
Awash in the postpartum anxiety, I felt glued to the couch, unable to mobilize myself to get anything done except the bare basics of being a present.

What To Do When You Have Postpartum Anxiety

Awash in the postpartum anxiety, I felt glued to the couch, unable to mobilize myself to get anything done except the bare basics of being a present. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.9.18   |   SHARE
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(Photo Credit: Erin and I Photography)

I Had Postpartum Anxiety, But I Didn’t Fail At Motherhood

I am a good mom for taking care of my needs — for getting the help of therapy and medication for my postpartum anxiety, even if I needed it sooner. Read...
Risa Kerslake    |   03.7.18   |   SHARE
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How I lost and found myself through pole dancing after becoming a mom.

From Pregnancy To Pole Dancing

I let go of my own judgment and felt the weight of the past few years falling away. I lost and found myself through pole dancing after becoming a mom. Read...
Kimberlee Auerbach Berlin    |   12.6.17   |   SHARE
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