Make Breastfeeding Your Newborn Easier with these Essentials

breastfeeding essentialsIf you’re a first time mom and have chosen to breastfeed your baby, it’s often hard to know how to get started. When I had my first son, I had so many questions and I also didn’t have any tools or supplies to help me. I didn’t have a pump, bottles, nursing bras, or any of the other essentials that make nursing so much more convenient and enjoyable. What are the essentials when it comes to breastfeeding? Read More...

Postpartum Afterpains – What Are They & What Can You Do!

treat postpartum afterpainsAs you go through your pregnancy, your body experiences a whirlwind of changes. Because of this, it’s no surprise that you may be sore or uncomfortable after your baby’s birth. That said, I don’t think any of us really expect the cramps and pain that come with postpartum afterpains. What causes them and, more importantly, what can you do to treat them! Read More...

What is the Best Postpartum Shapewear that Works?

best postpartum shapewearPostpartum shapewear on it’s own is not going to make you lose weight, it’s not going to give you an hourglass figure. However, it can be an invaluable tool/healing aid to help bring your body back together after a baby. See what does and doesn't work! Read More...

Should You Breastfeed Your Baby? Pros & Cons of Breastfeeding

pros and cons of breastfeedingEvery new mom is faced with the question of whether or not she should breastfeed her baby. You may be surprised to hear the answer is not always the same. Some people will tell you that breastfeeding is absolutely always the best thing to do, but, the truth is, you really need to look at your own situation and decide what is best for you and your little one. Read More...

Short Term Memory Loss After a Baby – What Can You Do?

what is mommy brainMany women suffer from short term memory loss after they have a baby. It might just be small things at first like locking your keys in the car or forgetting what you were going to say, but it can grow to be far worse. It's very frustrating for those suffering from it and can be embarrassing at times. What causes it and what can you do about it? Read More...

6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Breastfeed Your Baby & Why I Wish I Didn’t

Don't Breastfeed NewbornIf you’re a new mom or about to become one, I’m sure you’ve heard dozens of reasons why you should breastfeed your baby. Though I love being able to breastfeed my own kids, I recognize there are times when it really isn’t the best thing for your baby. Read More...

Does Postpartum Shapewear After a Baby Really Work?

does postpartum shapewear workThough postpartum shapewear is very popular, there's a lot of debate about whether it really works. Many people claim that it doesn't make a difference and it actually does more harm than good because people use it in place of exercise thinking it'll do the same. What does postpartum shapewear really do for you and how should it be used? Read More...

The Best Essential Oils for Stretch Marks – Before and After

What are the Best Essential Oils for Stretch MarksOne thing that most moms dread as they go through pregnancy is the potential that they’ll develop stretch marks. To reduce your chances of developing stretch marks, it’s best to use some kind of topical treatment on your skin. Personally, I prefer natural remedies or essential oils whenever possible, because they actually work better and I don’t have to worry about the side effects from harsh chemicals. Read More...

Can You Become a Morning Person After a Baby

How to Become a Morning PersonHaving a baby really takes a lot out of you. It's not uncommon to find that you're constantly tired and having a hard time getting up in the morning after your son or daughter is born. It might seem impossible to turn things around but you can become a morning person after your baby is born and here are some great ways to do it. Read More...

What are the Best Pelvic Floor Exercises? Why do You Need Them?

What are the Best Pelvic Floor ExercisesThe hardest part about getting into shape after a baby is knowing where to start. Which exercises will aide in that healing process and which ones will cause unnecessary damage.

Failing to use the proper exercises after a baby can weaken your pelvic floor, split your abdominal muscles, and cause a lot more damage that will make it several times harder to rebuild your post baby body.

To avoid complications like this, the best place to start is by strengthening your pelvic floor. Read More...