Postpartum

My Struggle With Postpartum Self Esteem – Parenting Twins Article

For women there is a constant expectation and pressure to look a certain way. Whether it’s actresses in movies, the media picking apart celebrities, or airbrushing in your favourite magazines, we’re bombarded from every angle with how we “should” look.Add to that the toxic, often repeated, phrase of “baby weight”, and the idea that new mothers have to “bounce back” or suffer comparisons to their “pre-baby body” and it’s no wonder a lot of women’s self esteem takes a hit…

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Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too – Parents Article

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too We know that 1 in 5 Moms can have feelings of sadness or depression after the birth of their baby, and that two thirds of Moms feel emotionally fragile or numb within the first 10 days after giving birth. But Moms aren’t the only ones who can experience a shift in their mental health after the birth of a child. National Institutes of Health research suggests that anywhere between 4 and 25 percent of Dads experience depression…

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Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too – Parents Article

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too We know that 1 in 5 Moms can have feelings of sadness or depression after the birth of their baby, and that two thirds of Moms feel emotionally fragile or numb within the first 10 days after giving birth. But Moms aren’t the only ones who can experience a shift in their mental health after the birth of a child. National Institutes of Health research suggests that anywhere between 4 and 25 percent of Dads experience depression…

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Got Twin Skin? | TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Vowed to get rid of it this year? Many moms of twins battle the floppy flap that hangs over the jeans long after the births of their babies. The “twin skin” club is exclusive and members love to share their strategies in toning the tummy. So keep talking and start crunching. Either way, misery loves company and you’ve got lots of it. If there’s one thing any mother of multiples can testify to, it’s this: Your body is never the…

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Moms, we Need to Talk about Diastisis Recti – Parents Article

Mama Bean Parenting: Moms, we Need to Talk about Diastisis Recti Moms, we Need to Talk about Diastisis Recti It’s been seven years, three months and twenty two days since I gave birth to my first baby, and I am still recovering. A few minutes after my gorgeous, 9lb 8oz baby girl made her appearance into the world, I had what’s classed as a ‘major’ postpartum haemorrhage.  Within a matter of seconds, half of my blood volume had launched its…

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One week week with our baby boys… – Parenting Twins Article

You guys!!! They are here!!!! Brooks and Ellis joined our family one week ago tonight. I will be blogging separately about their birth story but my water broke at 37 weeks and 3 days and it has been magical ever since.There are really no words to describe how it feels to give birth. There is NOTHING better, nothing else like it and the last week have created memories that will forever be burned in my heart and my mind for…

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It’s Time To Celebrate Postpartum (Without The Filter) – Parents Article

Mama Bean Parenting: It’s Time To Celebrate Postpartum (Without The Filter) It’s Time To Celebrate Postpartum (Without The Filter) A few days ago, Facebook announced plans to change its algorithms to promote wellbeing amongst its users. It seems that too many of us have fallen victim to the social media comparison game and the endless clickbait articles that leave us feeling pretty void of compassion by the time the last ad rolls by. Facebook has listened to our calls for…

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Mama Bean Parenting: Virtually Postpartum – Parents Article

Mama Bean Parenting: Virtually Postpartum Virtually Postpartum I met Jess for the first time in an online parenting group when our girls were toddlers. We seemed to mirror one another, with our experiences and outlook. Slowly but surely, we carved a friendship out of words, carefully typed out from different corners of the earth. I met Jess for the second time at her home in Canada, 4500 miles away from my quaint English village.  My daughter was six at the…

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