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Dos & Don’ts for Postpartum Exercising

Research proves that the right exercises can positively benefit your body’s healing process and will also help boost your energy levels, your mood and your fitness.

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FAQs & Answers about Breastfeeding from a Doctor

An expert’s advice about whether you should you wake your baby to feed them, if it’s safe to take medications while nursing and other frequently asked questions about breastfeeding.

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Accepting & Loving Your Postpartum Body

It wasn’t easy but this small change helped me focus on what was important—learning to celebrate and love my body unconditionally.

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Answering the 5 Most Common Questions about C-Sections

“It’s important to ensure that you and your doctor are aligned on your goals and wishes for delivery.”

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go to a Childbirth Class

“You may not get the birth that you planned for but hopefully, you will understand the process more and be able to make the best, most informed decision for you and your baby.”

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Our Favorite Nursing Pillows for Breastfeeding Your Babe

Snuggle time! Find the best nursing pillow for your body shape and baby’s favorite latching position with this list of the top nursing pillows.

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When Should You See a Breastfeeding Counselor?

“The facts are that getting breastfeeding support doesn’t mean you’ve failed or you’re not doing it right—it just means that you want to do it well or better.”

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Pregnant With Twins? Dr. Alan Answers Your Questions

“All pregnancies require an increased level of care and attention from expectant mothers. Carrying twins simply means a slightly higher level of due diligence on your part to protect your health and your babies’ health during pregnancy, delivery, and especially during their first few months of life.”

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Please, Moms: Just Wear the Damn Bathing Suit

Whether it’s summer or Spring Break, here’s the truth: your kids won’t remember your stretch marks or the baby weight.

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Dear Potential Future Parents, Here are the Pros & Cons of Having Kids

“I always wanted to have kids, I always dreamed of being a mother and having a family one day, but the reality versus the vision of motherhood and family life are so drastically different it is kind of comical.”

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One Cool Thing: Bodily, for Birth & Pregnancy Recovery Help

Exhausted new moms need easy self-care. And that’s what Bodily delivers in curated kits to help our bodies heal after childbirth.

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The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist for New Parents-to-Be

Not sure what to register for? Here’s everything you need to feed, bathe, diaper, clothe and care for your baby.

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Tiny Birth Stories: Can You Relate?

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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Tiny Birth Stories: Full of Surprises

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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I Still Love Mom Jeans

“This isn’t giving up ladies! High waisted jeans are in st‌yle! We are trendsetters and don’t you forget it!”

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Tiny Birth Stories: 5 Different Experiences of Being Induced

Here are five birth stories about inductions that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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6 Things I Wish I Had Known about Breastfeeding before Giving Birth

“Had I known these things about breastfeeding, I think we could have better prepared mentally for what was coming and avoided so much stress and pain.”

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I Secretly Hate My Husband

“After dealing with all the headaches we moms go through, I’ve decided in my next life, I want to be the dad.”

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Gear You Don’t Need: 10 Items to Leave Off Your Baby Registry

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When setting up your baby registry, you’ll find plenty of helpful lists of things to buy. But do you really need that pee-pee teepee? (no.) That humidifier? (also no.) Read on for 10 more things not to buy.…

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The Pandemic Forced Me to Breastfeed & It Was the Best Thing I Ever Did

 

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I’d like to start off by saying this isn’t a political post – despite your stance on COVID-19, I think we can all agree that it’s been rough on us all. 
I had a…

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Gua Sha for Pregnancy & Baby

The BEB Gua Sha Method, which is specialized for prenatal, postnatal, and baby care, encourages mindful emotional
connections while improving the vital functions of skin.

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Tiny Birth Stories: Joyful Endings of IVF Success

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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Tiny Birth Stories: The One with the Japanese Highway Birth

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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Make Your Birth Plan with These Simple Steps

What is a birth plan? It’s the foundation for the birth experience you want to have, with steps laid out to help you get there. Of course, labor and delivery don’t always go as expected. But having a plan you’ve…

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Easy Home Workout Solutions After Baby

How I was able to take charge of my postpartum fitness journey.

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“Do I Have Time to Run to Lowe’s?” & Other Wild-but-True Real Life Birth Stories

Our new series, Tiny Birth Stories, is aimed at sharing real-life stories from our readers to our readers. In just 100 words or less, we’re bringing you the raw, the funny and the heartwarming stories you’ve lived while bringing babies…

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Undecided about a Home or Hospital Birth? Answering These 7 Questions Will Help

“What really matters is who does the delivery, where will the delivery be done, and how will the delivery be done but if you are still undecided about a home birth or a hospital birth, answering these 7 questions may help.”

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Your Newborn Looks like a Potato: A True Story

“Disclaimer: I love my children with all my heart and I would step in front of a train for them. But looking back, they were not cute newborns. Judge me all you want.”

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Why Being the Mother of a Son with Down Syndrome Became a Blessing

“Because of Josh, I learned to love with a vulnerability I never knew existed in me. I learned to focus on ability instead of labeling anything a disability.”

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Having a Baby during COVID? 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Now

“Too often, obstetricians make decisions for their patients without consulting them. I want to provide women with the information they need to take part in these decisions and take charge of their health and pregnancies.”

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Celeb Moms Who Had Difficult Pregnancies

Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Kate Hudson, what do these celebs have in common aside from their million dollar bank accounts, golden voices and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? All three celebrity moms had difficult pregnancies, like millions of…

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To the Mom That Is Struggling

“Struggling is crying in the bathroom while the shower runs, clutching a cup of coffee, and watching tiny little fingers reach under the door. Struggling is me. And you.”

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These Must-Haves for Pregnancy & Postpartum Are Covered by Insurance

Every new mom and mom-to-be could use support, and not just the BFF kind.

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Your Birth Plan & COVID-19

“When working on your birth plan, remember that it isn’t a set of rules. It’s a helpful guide of preferences for you, your support team, and your provider to discuss and agree to—especially during this season of uncertainty.”

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