Postpartum

Postpartum is usually considered the first year after birth. This time certainly encompasses a lot of change for both you and your baby! In this section we offer resources relevant to postpartum planning and physical recovery from birth.

First time parents rarely recognize the need for a good postpartum plan and focus the bulk of their preparations around the birth and getting stuff they need for the baby. In actuality, postpartum planning is where you get more “bounce for your ounce” so-to-speak. A postpartum plan includes preparations for eliminating responsibilities and activities after birth, planning for your meals, and so on.

Physical recovery articles cover immediate healing tips for issues like constipation, hemorrhoids, healing your perineum, and breast pains, as well as long-term health topics such as exercise, sexuality, and nutrition.

Articles pertaining to life transitions, relationships, enjoying your new baby, baby care and so on are under our baby section.

Natural Remedies for Postpartum Depression

Natural Remedies for Postpartum Depression

Living with postpartum depression is a lonely, dark experience no one would wish upon anyone. It is a reality for a significant number of new parents, both mothers and fathers. If you are not sure if you have postpartum depression, read over Jane’s signs of postpartum depression. Seek mental health services from your primary doctor, […]

Baby Cord Care

Baby Cord Care

– From Cutting to Keepsakes: Everything You Want to Know About Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Stump

Caring for your baby’s umbilical cord is one of the jobs of every new parent. Luckily, baby cord care for most is an easy job! Historically, in some cultures the placenta and umbilical cord have spiritual significance and unique practices for cord cutting and preservation abound, so I will not claim that this is a […]

Postpartum Herbs, Oils, & More

Postpartum Herbs, Oils, & More

– Supports After Birth

The use of postpartum herbs is an ancient practice with varied applications across regions and cultures. Today postpartum herbs are used in birth centers and by midwives to offer care to new mothers and speed healing after birth. As the use of natural aids is becoming more popular, essential oils are also being used for […]

Postpartum Health and Healing

Postpartum Health and Healing

Postpartum is a very special time when the full range of human experience is intensified. It is extremely different family to family and baby to baby. You may experience these days as blissful or exceedingly difficult. Encourage each family member with grace and gratitude during this time. Fill your home with love. Lay the foundation […]

Relationship And Sex After Pregnancy

Relationship And Sex After Pregnancy

Congratulations! You have a beautiful, bouncing baby, and your life has definitely gone through some major changes. Some of these are wonderful, and some are a bit of a surprise. When I speak with women about their relationships and sex lives after having their first baby, they often express the deeper feelings of love and […]

Top 10 Postpartum Depression Signs

Top 10 Postpartum Depression Signs

Whether you are concerned that you may be suffering from postpartum depression or would simply like to learn more about it, understanding the warning signs and getting treatment early will help you make the most of your time with your new baby. Here are the top 10 postpartum depression signs: Change in appetite. This can […]