B is for Body, Beautiful

Posted on: July 15, 2024 | Body, Health, Information, Motherhood, Pregnancy

They’re yours. The dark lines of triumph (or defeat) form on each side of your abdomen, thighs, breasts, and more. The bumps, creases, and crevices of shapes that find their way into new places on your ever-changing body. Along with newly found self-confidence (or self-consciousness)…it’s your body, and it’s beautiful! You Experience Puberty The early stages of adolescent life shape our thoughts and views on our bodies as we grow. . . .

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A: Afterbirth!

Posted on: July 3, 2024 | Body, Information, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Pregnancy

A is for Afterbirth. Afterbirth is the placenta and the tissue and blood after delivery of a baby. The placenta is what has kept a fetus nourished and growing in utero. The afterbirth can be quite overwhelming and can also be quite beautiful. When thinking of an animal giving birth, we know that the mother often results in cleaning off the offspring by ingesting the placenta and membranes. Which brings . . .

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Birth to Postpartum, from Dad’s Point of View

Posted on: June 18, 2024 | Babies, Birth Work, Children, Famillies, Fatherhood, Parenting, Relationships

Dads, we love ‘em. From the birthing space to the months between July and May, very little is publicly whispered about fathers after Father’s Day. It’s no surprise that far less is mentioned about fathers of newborns. The spotlight of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum so brightly shines on Mom; and often we fail to realize, Dads have their own labor and postpartum experiences too. Experiences we rarely ask them about. . . .

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Mommin’ Ain’t Easy, But It Sure Is Fun…

Posted on: May 20, 2024 | Babies, Famillies, Love, Motherhood, Parenting

Mommin’ Ain’t Easy, but it Sure is Fun For many, the child they hold and rock to sleep, is a child that they longed for. They planned, hoped and prayed for the pregnancy and healthy child. The love was immediate. For many, the child they hold and rock to sleep, is a child they had not planned, wanted, or expected. The love came after. Mommin’ it ain’t easy. When you’re . . .

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I Don’t Love This…Is That Normal?

Posted on: April 15, 2024 | Babies, Children, Famillies, Love, Motherhood, Parenting

“I don’t love this.  Is that bad?  Is something wrong with me. This can’t be normal!”   But it is. 9 months of giving up this and adding in extras of that, your body and your life (for that matter) hasn’t been your own. So when baby finally emerges into the world everything should fit nicely back to normal, right? Wrong! The first 12 weeks after giving birth is known as . . .

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