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    Unfiltered Postpartum: A Postpartum Depression Story by Stacy Lemerond

    “Is this my life? How can I feel this way? There is no way I can do this”.  These are the thoughts that went through my head as I held my beautiful baby boy. I felt my soul crush. I loved this baby more than life itself and wanted nothing but the best for him. Yet, I felt the best for him was to not have me as his mother.  At the time, I was not present enough in my own mind to know I needed help. Worse, I was not accepting of help at all, on any level. When my mother in law offered to hold him while I…

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    Postpartum Pads: What You Need to Know for After Birth Care

    Pregnancy and the excitement of a newborn baby take your mind off every other thing in life. Especially the issues that you as a new mother would be facing right after the delivery. As the center of the universe for everyone around you becomes the newborn baby, everyone forgets to warn and remind you of the postpartum pads. So here is a guide for all the would-be mothers to educate them about postpartum care, healing, and pads. What is Postpartum Healing? Postpartum is the time frame directly following birth. In the medical field, this time is often 6-8 weeks. That is when the wound from where the placenta was attached…

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    What is Postpartum? The Parts that New Moms Don’t Know

    The postpartum phase of motherhood is often overlooked and not talked about enough. While many expecting mothers prepare for the arrival of their precious new baby, there is not enough preparation for caring for herself after birth. There is a saying: “The moment a child is born, so is the mother.” This couldn’t be more true. Each time a woman gives birth, she is a new mom once again. During pregnancy, there are ways you can prepare for the postpartum phase and the journey ahead. Here is my ultimate postpartum guide to healing and surviving the fourth trimester. What is Postpartum? As defined by medical terminology, postpartum is referred to…

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    20+ Postpartum Recovery Must Have Products of 2020

    The Best Postpartum Recovery Essentials of 2020 Giving birth is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. The empowerment behind growing a human and bringing life into the world is remarkable. However, what we don’t talk about enough is the postpartum recovery that comes after. When I was pregnant with my first child, I remember researching, reading, and hearing all about the pregnancy part of things and what the baby would need. Never did I think to ask what I would need or what I would feel as I embarked on recovering from childbirth. Thankfully, now after having my second child, I’ve learned a thing or two…

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    Guest Post by Sheree Reese: A Postpartum Depression Story

    I remember that moment. My heart fell to the pit of my stomach. Face numb—my hand gripping tightly on the pen with an overwhelming rush. I remember reading each question, glancing over at the nurse, and knowing very well my answers to these questions would determine whether they deemed me depressed. On a scale from 1-10…On a scale from 1-10…On a scale from 1-10…Over and over for the next 2-3 pages. I felt a rush of shame. Perhaps stigma made me worried? And so, I lied. I chose to answer neutrally or positively on every question. When in reality, I was on the far end of the spectrum feeling horrid…