Tag Archives: postpartum

Surviving the first six weeks

Remember when you were 38 weeks pregnant and so ready to be done that you were actually anxious to push a 7-pound person out of your lady parts? Because then the pregnancy would be over, and you could relax and … Continue reading

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How-to: Use herbal remedies postpartum

Why choose herbs over traditional medicine to soothe your postpartum aches and pains? “A lot of women, especially when breastfeeding, aren’t comfortable with introducing different drugs into their bodies,” says Demetria Clark, global director of Birth Arts International and founder … Continue reading

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But I can’t keep calm…

Genevieve Ryczek, a mother of two in Minneapolis, experienced what she describes as a “birth high.” After a short, but physically intense labor, she was elated with new motherhood and full of energy. While recovering in the hospital, she didn’t … Continue reading

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Shrinkx Belly

For the past six weeks, I’ve been giving the Shrinkx Belly postpartum belly band a try. I have never tried anything like this before, but I had read about them in pregnancy magazines and wondered if they worked. The verdict? … Continue reading

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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s postpartum outing

Royal new parents Prince William and Kate Middleton were seen kicking off the 135-mile Ring O’ Fire marathon in Anglesey, North Wales on Friday (August 30). The outing marks the new mum’s first public appearance since giving birth to their son George at St. Mary’s Hospital in … Continue reading

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Postbaby plastic surgery: Is it for you?

When the stork delivers your bundle of joy, he often includes a few unwanted bonus gifts: saggy skin, extra padding and a generally unpleasant southward slant. But never fear: You can outwit that tricky bird with a little nip and … Continue reading

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3 practical ways to get the postpartum help you need

Anyone who has lived with a fresh-from-the-hospital newborn can tell you that it’s as hard as it is amazing. The first few weeks are almost always exhausting and overwhelming, and the key to surviving with your sanity intact is counting … Continue reading

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Win It: Body After Baby Package from Shrinkx Hips and Ms-Panty

  UPDATE: Contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winners, Myriam B. of Windham, ME and Chelsea J. of Alexander, AR! The perfect combination to help you slim down and shape up after baby, Shrinkx Hips postnatal compression belt can … Continue reading

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Wake-up call

At kindergarten drop off this morning, a fellow mom stopped to show me pictures on her phone. “See, I told you my niece looks just like your daughter!” she beamed. I agreed and smiled back whole-heartedly, carefully studying her friendly … Continue reading

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Dealing with depression

Throughout pregnancy, you eagerly anticipated your bundle of joy, imagining days spent picnicking at the park and visiting with friends during playdates. Now that baby is here, however, you can barely drag yourself out of bed, let alone muster up … Continue reading

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Battling the bulge

So, if you are like me and you’re exclusively breastfeeding your babe and frustrated that the baby weight hasn’t just “flown off” then you may be interested in following me on my baby weight loss journey. I am so tired … Continue reading

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Learning the ropes

For months—and then weeks, and then days—on end, I looked eagerly at my due date, circled in bold ink on the kitchen calendar. Especially as that date drew nearer, it began to seem like the X on a treasure map, … Continue reading

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Bye-bye, baby weight

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

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The postpartum timeline

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

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Emotional overload

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

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What to expect when you’re no longer expecting

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

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5 steps to lose the baby weight

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

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