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Morning Sickness Remedies

Morning Sickness Remedies

Perhaps you go through those early weeks processing your impending reality and getting everything ready. Or maybe it was morning sickness symptoms themselves that let you know something was up. No matter when morning sickness hits, you know it when it does. Life changes, you need relief and you want to get your hands on these natural morning sickness remedies!

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Do I Need Postpartum Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Do I Need Postpartum Pelvic Floor Therapy?

There are exercises an educated therapist can guide you through to support healing the abdominal muscles and restoring the integrity of the pelvic floor. Deep, mindful breathing down into your belly is a wonderful place to start in the meantime. Although you will always be a woman who has given birth, you can go back to a life of peeing normally and enjoying intercourse. Love yourself, mama!

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Best Baby Carriers for Breastfeeding

Best Baby Carriers for Breastfeeding

When you have the basics of breastfeeding down, you will be able to start exploring the option of nursing your baby in a baby carrier hands-free! Learning how to do this may take some time and patience. It is important to find the right kind of carrier for you and your baby, one that fits you both well. But once you have, it can be really wonderful.

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How to Wake a Sleepy Newborn to Breastfeed

How to Wake a Sleepy Newborn to Breastfeed

Babies need to be fed on demand, but what if a baby is not demanding as often as she should or hardly at all? "Sleepy Newborn" is a common issue in the breastfeeding world and one I encounter often as a La Leche League leader (and with my own second baby!). Every light, sound, and smell is new and overstimulating to baby--they tire quickly! And this can lead to long periods of sleep, engorgement for mother and a drop in supply if baby is allowed to sleep for many hours at a time regularly. 

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Holiday Gift Guide for New Moms

Holiday Gift Guide for New Moms

The holiday season is upon us, and big annual sales are posted everywhere you look.  And the truth be told we all know the season is not about presents, rather it's about presence.

Here is our list of favorite products from lovely women owned small business, that mothers will love receiving this holiday season.

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After Birth Recovery Products New Moms Need

After Birth Recovery Products New Moms Need

The Sudden Shift from Pregnancy to Postpartum

After you’ve done the work and have pushed a new little human out of your body and into the world, your body knows it’s done something incredible. Every muscle screams it. Your organs seem to fall back into place with every step, every inch of your bottom aches, feeling bruised, swollen, heavy, and in shock.

 

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Prepare Yourself for your Postpartum Recovery and Life with a Newborn

Prepare Yourself for your Postpartum Recovery and Life with a Newborn

As a first time mama, I was so focused on preparing for birth. This life changing event was one I would approach with total preparation. I read all that I could, and did all that I could to prepare.

While preparing extensively for birth is a wonderful idea, I made the mistake of overlooking the crucial postpartum recovery period and what the first days and weeks with a newborn is really like.

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The Right Questions to Ask Your Potential Doula, Doctor, or Midwife Before you Hire Them!

The Right Questions to Ask Your Potential Doula, Doctor, or Midwife Before you Hire Them!

In this blog post, I am not able to teach you how to get a good job, or tell you if you should get married or not, nor can I help you find the right house to raise a family in, but I can help you find the right care provider.  I provided you with two downloadable lists of the right questions to ask your potential Doula and your potential Doctor of Midwife.

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How Often Should I Breastfeed?

How Often Should I Breastfeed?

Knowing when to nurse your baby seems like it should be the easiest thing in the world. However, there are so many different recommendations out there about what to do - If you should schedule, if you should not, how long to nurse on each breast, how long to wait in between nursing sessions. It can all become very confusing. However, you and your baby are designed to work together in harmony. Trust that if you respond to your baby and trust your babies nursing cues, you and your baby will find your rhythm together.

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