Can’t swing the traditional prebaby getaway? Consider taking a different kind of retreat later down the road.
Parents are often so caught up in the flurry of sharing their new baby with family and friends that they neglect to have a “babymoon.” Now, we’re not talking about a last hurrah for parents-to-be prior to baby’s arrival. Rather, … Continue reading →
You’ve had the baby … now what? Here’s what to expect during the six weeks following delivery.
After nine months of wild emotions, massive body changes and strange pregnancy symptoms, you might be looking forward to things returning to normal once baby finally decides to make his entrance into the world. However, the first six weeks postpartum … Continue reading →
Postpartum hormones are a force to be reckoned with. Here’s how to deal.
When I was expecting my first child, I was so gripped by the excitement of delivering my little guy and bringing him home that I gave little thought to what would come next. My body had already been through so … Continue reading →
You’ve spent loads of time researching the progression of pregnancy and months studying up on how best to care for your newborn. But have you taken time to understand what you will be going through postpartum?
You did it! You waited nine long months to see your baby, and she’s finally here in your arms. Not only do you have an exciting future to look forward to, you also have a great war story to share … Continue reading →
Here at P&N, we’re as supportive of the moms who live in sweatpants for three months as those who hit the gym as soon as the doctor gives the green light. Either way, you’re going to go through a period when you just feel a little blah. To relieve postpartum frumpiness, try these tips and tricks.
[tip:] Your baby is your best accessory. Unless you have genes worthy of supermodel status, you’re going to have a belly pooch those first days (or even weeks) after your baby is born. You can’t expect something that was stretched … Continue reading →
Not feeling bootylicious after the birth of your baby? Pictures of celebrities in bikinis weeks after giving birth might be enough to make you swear off tabloids—or at least ice cream—forever, but don’t let it get you down.
We bring you the honest girl’s guide to the post-pregnancy body—because real women know that an awesome postpartum body is not exactly the norm. Worship yourself like the goddess you are, imperfections and all! Sore, engorged breasts Right after pregnancy, … Continue reading →
In most cases, all the extra weight doesn’t just fall off after pregnancy—a lot of moms are stuck with an extra 10 pounds that refuse to go quietly.
After the birth of my son, a few pounds of my pregnancy weight found a permanent home in my hips. I only gained 27 pounds, and according to the scale, I lost almost all of it within a few weeks. … Continue reading →
I was in shock—shock, I tell you—when I walked out of the hospital still looking pregnant. I figured once my 8-pound, 6-ounce baby had left my body, I would no longer look like I was smuggling a basketball in my … Continue reading →