Everybody offers to help you when you’ve got a new baby, but how do you take them up on it? We clue you in on how to survive the first weeks with a little help from your friends and family. … 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 →
How to make the most of your time at home with baby.
If you’re a working mama-to-be, you’re probably used to multi-tasking. But throw a new baby into the mix and you’re suddenly faced with a whole new type of balancing act. With a few strategic preparations before you leave the office … Continue reading →
Hello, hot mama. Your postpartum slim down starts right now.
You did it! You brought a beautiful soul into this world and that is a feat to be commended. But after the celebration winds down and you start to settle into a routine with baby, it’s only natural that you’ll … Continue reading →
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 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 →