Ten Beneficial Practices to Supercharge Your Postpartum Mental Health

Nine things you must do to protect your mental health in the postpartum period

Believe it or not, depression and anxiety in the postpartum period are the top complications of childbirth. Wouldn’t you like to start some good mental health practices in the postpartum period that might prevent those complications? Postpartum mental health is a hot topic right now. It’s something that wasn’t really talked about for a long time. Now it’s time to bring it to the forefront! I intend to talk about things in this article that will make you feel good in the postpartum period, but if you have ANY symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety, do not hesitate to...

Postpartum Mental Health

Anyone can suffer from postpartum depression, in fact it affects about 1 in 5 women worldwide.

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Postpartum depression and anxiety is so much more common than most people think. My goal with this post is to normalize postpartum depression and anxiety to decrease the stigma. Hopefully more exposure on the topic will make it so that anyone who needs help won’t be ashamed to ask for it. It is estimated that 1 in 5 women suffer from either one of these disorders after birth. Women of every culture, age, income level and race can develop these disorders. Nobody is immune. It is so important that we talk about this topic. The more...

Postpartum Care: Everything You Need To Know!

Right after the birth of your baby, lots of things happen!

What Happens Right After Your Baby is Born? If you read my post on a vaginal delivery, you already know what happens during hospital birth. But what kind of postpartum care will you and your baby get immediately after delivery? Right after birth is a critical time for both you and your baby. Believe it or not, even though the baby has been born, there are still some things that have to happen. Keep reading to find out what you can expect right after birth! Oh No, My Baby Isn’t Crying. Please don’t panic! Most babies come out and...

8 Common Medical Terms When You’re Giving Birth

Isn't it frustrating when you hear doctors and nurses talking in medical terms and it seems like they're speaking another language? You deserve to know what they are talking about. This post will go over some common terms used, for you to be more involved in your own care, without having to get a medical degree.

Medical Terms: Learn the Lingo and Speak Like a Pro Isn’t it frustrating when you hear doctors and nurses speaking in medical terms and it seems like they are aliens speaking another language? It probably feels like they are speaking way over your head. I believe you deserve to know what they are talking about, especially when it involves your care. I will share the meaning of medical terms and lingo that birthing professionals often use while caring for pregnant and postpartum patients. Don’t hesitate to ask your own health care provider if you don’t understand something. Sometimes we,...

Top Ten Questions to Ask Your Doula

Interviewing a doula can be stressful. I've put together this guide of ten most useful questions to ask your potential doula. Hopefully this guide will ease that stress a bit. It should also help you and your partner to systematically select the doula that will be the best fit for you!

Interviewing a doula can be stressful. I’ve put together this guide of the most useful questions to ask your potential doula. Hopefully, this guide will ease that stress a bit. It should also help you and your partner to systematically select the doula that will be the best fit for you! #1: Do you Mesh with The Doula? The first question isn’t really a question. But it is the most important aspect of interviewing a doula. Find out if you and your partner are a good fit with the doula. It is so important that your personalities fit. She...