The weeks before the arrival of a new baby is a time usually marked by great excitement and anticipation (and maybe some understandable anxiety). Due to the unfolding Coronavirus, expectant parents are likely facing even more uncertainty and anxiety over what to expect giving birth during pandemic. As parents ourselves, we sought to understand how labor, delivery and hospital stays during COVID-19 would compare to more normal times. Through information published by the CDC and March of Dimes and interviews with new moms, we broke apart the key pieces of information any new parent needs to know before heading to the hospital:Continue reading Giving Birth During Coronavirus: 6 Things to Know About Having a Baby During COVID-19
Eating healthy is important for both you and your baby. Not only is your newborn directly accessing the nutrients from the foods that you eat; but when you are healthier, you are better equipped to provide the best possible care. With a new baby in the house, this may be easier said than done. One nutrient dense food is the answer to the question of how to increase breast milk supply and it is readily available at the grocery store. Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), whatever you prefer to call them. These little legumes are beneficial to postpartum moms in many ways.Continue reading How to Increase Breast Milk Supply: Chickpeas!
Ok, so you’re feeling stronger and ready to progress your postpartum ab workout? That’s great to hear! Just make sure you started with the basics and are not experiencing any pain or symptoms. If you missed the first part of this blog series, check it out here: 5 Postpartum Ab Exercises to Tighten Your Belly.
Remember, the key to success without causing further damage to your core is to build up slowly. It takes the body time to fully heal. It can take a lot longer than you wish it did, especially if you have been diagnosed with diastasis recti or are experiencing a separation of your abdominal muscles.Continue reading Postpartum Ab Workout – The Next 5 Exercises
For all of those moms out there who feel like they are struggling with the post-baby “pooch”, or have been diagnosed with diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles), it’s time to take control with these simple postpartum exercises. Besides feeling good about yourself, it’s important to properly strengthen your core with these postpartum ab exercises to avoid more issues down the road. Diastasis recti can lead to array of other issues, including lower back pain, fecal or urinary incontinence, pain or loss of sensation during intercourse, or even a hernia.Continue reading 5 Postpartum Ab Exercises to Tighten Your Belly