Postpartum Health

16 Herbs Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Know About

16 Herbs Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Know About

It's frustrating to begin and continue breastfeeding for the suggested six months to a year. Thrush Cracked nipples Too much milk Too little milk Wouldn't it be great if breastfeeding was easier? We know it is the best food for our child and the benefits extend to the...

10 Things I would have done differently postpartum

10 Things I would have done differently postpartum

I cried when we left the hospital. I was so afraid to go home with two babies and get back to real life where I had to cook, clean and care for two little ones. I was right to be afraid. Our postpartum time was filled with so much chaos, crying and sleep deprivation....

6 Ways To Fix Diastasis Recti

6 Ways To Fix Diastasis Recti

I pulled up my shirt and peeked in the mirror. Twelve months after birthing twins, I still looked three months pregnant. My six-week postpartum visit with the doctor had not been reassuring. I came in worried about the pressure in my pelvic floor and expanding belly,...

How The 4R Approach Helped Me Heal & Allowed Me To Eat Gluten Again

How The 4R Approach Helped Me Heal & Allowed Me To Eat Gluten Again

As I sat down for lunch with my very hungry five-year-old twins, I noticed they accidentally put mayo on my son's turkey sandwich.  I thought, "he is not going to eat this." I kindly asked them to make another sandwich and I enjoyed the turkey sandwich with mayo on...

10 Natural Remedies To Reduce Constipation

10 Natural Remedies To Reduce Constipation

Have you ever wondered how constipation affects your pelvic floor? Check out this image on the right.  The more pressure you have pushing downward increases the pressure on the muscles below which are your pelvic floor! Furthermore, if you've had surgery, like a...

How I Healed My Abdominal Separation {a.k.a. diastasis recti}

How I Healed My Abdominal Separation {a.k.a. diastasis recti}

It's frustrating to still look pregnant after having kids, isn't it? What if you could be stronger AFTER having children? Picture this.. little to no back pain, your stomach doesn't stick out and you don't have any bloating. That's a crazy thought, isn't it? The point...

5 Myths Of Postpartum Exercise Recovery

5 Myths Of Postpartum Exercise Recovery

I didn't do a sit-up for over four years because of my diastasis recti, an abdominal separation due to my twin pregnancy. Confused and sleep deprived, I also drank Guinness to improve my milk supply and paid little attention to my diet for the first year.   But...

Why I added adaptogens when I had postpartum depression

Why I added adaptogens when I had postpartum depression

The clock reads 2 am. A baby cries. I startle awake, jack-knifing out of bed to run to the twins bedroom. Exhausted and overwhelmed once again. This time, it’s Eva who needs her pacifier, a quick pat to soothe her back to sleep. I go through the motions, barely awake...

How To Test For Diastasis Recti + Best Exercises

How To Test For Diastasis Recti + Best Exercises

I know what you're wondering.."Do I have an abdominal separation?" Ever noticed how you get doming when you do a sit-up? How your core feels "weak"? Your stomach still looks pregnant after having kids. You're afraid this may never change. The truth? You will be able...

Best exercises for your body after pregnancy.
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