Nearly 90 percent of women will have a child. Yet for an event so common—and dramatically life-altering—it’s striking how rarely we discuss what happens to us. Forget diapers and pacifiers. We want to talk about how motherhood transforms our minds, our bodies, and our health. (And why talking about it just might save our lives.) Welcome to the WH unfiltered reality guide.
Now, more than ever, postpartum wellness is getting the attention it deserves. These gentlepak-mom-approved apps address needs that while seemingly minor in comparison, make the first six months (and beyond) a little bit less overwhelming.
A new mother may be one of the hardest people to shop for. What does she need? Time with her baby—and sleep. What does she want? Time with her baby—and sleep. But there are a few considered choices that will help celebrate this tender, whirlwind time (and might even make it a little easier).
Ah, summer: backyard barbecues, beach vacations, fresh lemonade and...a baby the size of a watermelon sitting on your bladder all day? While this time of year can invoke a breezy sense of freedom, being pregnant in the summer (especially if you're in the third trimester) can also be challenging, to say the least.
I’ve touched on this before, but it is so important an issue that I think it’s time to add a little more clarification. After nine months of weight gain, hormonal seesaws, bladder problems and all kind of discomfort most moms-to-be have a rainbow tinted vision that when the little one has final arrived it’s gonna be all down hill from there.
After 45 minutes (adjust up or down according to preference) of breath-taking love making you’re good to go. For the next twelve weeks you have the occasional slightly queasy feeling, but everybody tells you that you are positively glowing.
We’ll be creating and sharing some delicious and nutritious recipes for Mom, Baby and indeed the whole family. Our first one is Overnight Sweet Brown Rice Porridge from Goop.
The idea of motherhood (especially the first time) is often viewed through rose colored glasses. After a short period of warm sensual love making, that fateful day arrives when your pregnancy test says "positive".
So, you’ve spent most of the last nine months going through all sorts of discomforts. It started with the morning sickness, then you had the bloating, weak bladder, mood swings, insane food cravings not forgetting times of feeling unattractive and incapable of doing even the lightest of tasks.