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Postpartum

Breastfeeding Resources for New Moms

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Breastfeeding is something that we plan for before the birth of our baby, but few of us prepare like we should.  While very natural, it doesn’t always come easily and arming yourself with resources to support breastfeeding is a useful way to make it more successful.  

There are a variety of ways to prepare and learn about breastfeeding from books to actual woman-to-woman support. Here are a few of our favorites. Read more

Postpartum Must Haves (That Nobody Mentions!)

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Every woman who gives birth will deal with postpartum recovery.  Despite the universal nature of this time in our lives, we seem reluctant to talk about the realities of what happens and what we need to be more comfortable.  Here are a few items and tips that you won’t regret preparing before the birth of your baby.

Pads and Diapers

Of course you need some kind of diaper for your baby, but unbeknownst to most women is how helpful grown up diapers are for mom.  Women lose blood immediately after birth and it continues on for weeks.  The time and heaviness of postpartum blood loss (or lochia) varies from one woman to the next and is often heaviest with the first baby. Read more

Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum

Essential oils have the power to make you more comfortable through pregnancy, labor, and even postpartum.  But first,, what are essential oils?

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in various parts of plants. It is the “lifeblood” of the plant and without it, plants couldn’t survive or thrive. These same compounds can help with any type of health concern our family has such as illness, allergies, pain, and emotional issues. They are 50-70 times more potent than herbs so you can imagine how powerful they can be. Read more

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