Avoiding the Breaking Point of New Mother

The breaking point of new mothers comes when a mother is finally so exhausted, stressed out and delirious that she starts believing that if she wasn’t around her family would be much better off. Some mothers at this point actually consider checking themselves into a hospital because the fear of mentally breaking down is so powerful that they fear what will happen to their babies or family if they do. While this state of mind can exist in extreme postpartum depression, it usually is a signal that the mother has had all she can take and that she definitely needs...

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The Hidden Stresses of Breastfeeding and How to Avoid Them.

When a new mother is stressed about breastfeeding, or during breastfeeding, it can cause a decrease in supply, a painful let down, and lead to a feeling of failure. Physiologically breastfeeding is designed to be relaxing, the hormones prolactin and oxytocin help a mother to feel relaxed, peaceful, and sometimes even sleepy. So if our bodies are designed to send us hormones to relax us while breastfeeding, why do some women experience anxiety, pain, or even depression? Expectation has a lot to do with this. When a new mother is tired, stressed about caring for her newborn, and having pain...

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How stress effects fertility

It is a well know concept in the medical community that stress can directly affect the outcome of disease and that stress can affect the human body’s ability to heal and function productively. Infertility has also gained the reputation over time of being directly affected by stress as the rate of unexplained fertility has doubled over the last twenty years. Some studies have indicated that stress may be responsible for up to 30% of all infertility problems. Stress can be caused by a variety of things: tensions at work, social grief, no time to relax, feelings that you’re not good...

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Ten Ways to De-stress as a New Parent

Ten Proven Ways To De-stress As New Parents Learning to de-stress during early parenting is a developed skill that comes with a lot of rewards for both you and your child. De-stressing can have many benefits allowing you and your child the deeper bonding experience that all parents crave. De-stressing also allows new parents to bond and truly enjoy every precious moment that the new parenting experience brings. Here are ten proven ways to alleviate stress during early parenthood: Learn To Meditate Meditation allows you to disconnect from the stresses of daily life and reconnect to a peaceful state of...

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Dream a Little Dream: Use our Wonderful Postpartum Newborn Care Specialists for Postpartum Care and Sleep Support

Many parents wonder if it is worth the investment to hire a newborn care specialist to provide night support in the first few weeks to months after their baby is born. Hiring a newborn care specialist to support you and your partner at night has the benefits of faster healing, better bonding, and happier parents. Our newborn care specialists sometimes referred to as a “Night Nanny,” or a “Baby Doula” can be extremely helpful with the transition of bringing home a new baby. They are there to help support the whole family as they transition during those first early months of adjusting...

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Your Very own “Cooch Coach”

There has been an article circling the birth and postpartum groups, Facebook pages, and tweets. Moms are talking about the amazing benefits that french women receive after giving birth: A “Cooch Coach”. A “Cooch Coach”, Physiotherapist or pelvic floor specialist, is just what the french doctor ordered to help moms recover their vaginal health after birth. During pregnancy and birth a woman’s body goes through many changes and some of those changes can lead to pelvic pain, back pain, incontinence, pelvic floor pressure, diastasis recti and other ailments. Addressing these changes and issues early after birth can mean a faster...

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Creating Babies Through IVM

Fifty years ago couples who struggled with infertility were only allowed very few choices other than adoption. With the progression of medical science and the subsequent desires of couples to have children that carry their own DNA, great strides in medical science concerning reproduction have come to the forefront. Up until the last few years, if you had problems with your eggs or sperm, the only other alternative was to use eggs or sperm from someone else which left you with a possible baby one that lacked your own DNA. With the development of the process of IVM or in...

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Easy Baby Proofing Guide

When you think of your newborn, you may think of a tiny slumbering babe. This is why most new parents fail to baby proof early on; thinking that they will do that once their baby becomes mobile. It is easy to baby proof as you go, keeping a step or two in front of your growing and exploring baby; though this can lead to near misses or unnecessary painful bumps for your baby. It is best to thoroughly baby proofing early on even before your baby is born. Think of it as checking a big item of your to-do list,...

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Belibea Nursing Bra Giveaway

Each month we like to highlight a product that we love so much we want to give one away. This month, we want to giveaway a Belibea Nursing/Pumping bra to one lucky winner. To enter to win, you must follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You must also follow Belibea on Instagram. Once you do, you can comment on any of our posts that mention the Belibea nursing bra. We will announce our winner at the end of March.

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Sharing the To-Do List

[caption id="attachment_1662" align="alignleft" width="293"] http://www.juliesheriff.com/[/caption] When welcoming a new baby into the home, suddenly the to-do list becomes bigger. It is helpful to decide how you will work with your partner to navigate the growing list of things to do every day. Remember to focus on the strengths of your partner, rather than criticizing their faults. Both parents are likely to feel stressed, tired, and a little overwhelmed. Being patient with yourself, and your partner, will allow you to find solutions to problems. What is one thing your partner does to help take on the daily to-do list?

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