"I had developed tunnel vision thinking the only way I was going to create a family was through pregnancy, and it made me feel like a failure every month when I would get my cycle."
"These poses offer physical and emotional benefits for expectant partners while cultivating closeness with their significant other. A wise yoga teacher once told me “it’s yoga practice, not yoga perfect” and I encourage you to welcome the unexpected and the awkward as you dive into unfamiliar territory."
"Indigenous postpartum practices are a vital part of the health of the mother and baby. In many cultures it is customary for families to move in with their maternal line or other family members in order to have extra care and support. It is also customary to allow the body to fully recover for at least 40 days before returning to any normal routines. Postpartum healing is centered around rest, body work and nutrition."
Even when chemicals are tested and found to be dangerous, they generally stay on the market — at least in the U.S. The World Health Organization has identified at least 100 manufactured chemicals that can cause cancer in humans, but only five have been removed from U.S. markets in the last 50 years.
"I see feminism as the space created so that women can make choices, but instead of feeling empowered, many of us find ourselves ensnared in fear and judgment. If we pursue professional careers, we're often unfairly judged as inadequate mothers. On the other hand, if we choose to be stay-at-home parents, society sometimes perceives us as burdensome. While "Breast is best" is a well-known slogan, the reality is that what's truly best is whatever ensures the physical health and emotional well-being of both the mother and the baby. This same principle applies to childbirth."
We love fall for the cozy drinks and sweater weather, but we don’t love the thought of sickness that tends to spread this time of year. It can be tough to know what to do to support your immune health during this time, especially when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, or have little ones at home. Here are 9 pregnancy safe tips to naturally support your immune health.
"Birth doulas are often described as providing educational, emotional and physical support during labor, birth and postpartum. I would also add advocacy into that mix, frequently partnered with training in trauma-informed care and anti-racism..."
"The breasts are not an empty cavity to be filled with milk, but contain a network filled with alveoli that can be found even in the uppermost part of the breast tissues leading into the armpits. The ducts leading from these, channel the milk to meet behind the nipple inside the areola area, and release."
"It can be overwhelming when you have a variety of sizes of clothing or toys for different developmental stages and are trying to set them up in your spaces. You only need visible and accessible items that you and your baby need currently."
Diagnosing tongue and lip ties goes beyond physical appearance; it primarily revolves around assessing the restriction’s impact on functional movement. The evaluation focuses on how the tongue can move rather than just its appearance. Each case requires a thorough evaluation to determine the most appropriate course of action.
"I was so happy with the way I was handling the new addition that my following depression blew me out of the water. My husband was away on a trip, and I got a new car. Sounds like a good thing, but somehow I found driving a new car with its new buttons and pockets in different places to be overwhelming. To be fair, it was also a nine-seater. I’ll let you sit with that."
"Parents and healthcare providers need to take pediatric OSA seriously. But they should also know that the condition is highly manageable with the right treatment. Diagnosing pediatric OSA typically involves a comprehensive sleep study called polysomnography. This test monitors several physiological parameters during sleep, including brain waves, heart rate, oxygen levels, and respiratory patterns."