Postpartum

Postpartum Recovery Products That New Moms Swear By – Parenting Twins Article

Postpartum recovery doesn’t get talked about enough. And is it any wonder? It’s not the most exciting or enjoyable topic. Most moms spend their pregnancies creating intricate birth plans and decorating the perfect nursery, but they fail to create a postpartum recovery plan. If you’re pregnant and you haven’t started thinking about how you’re going to take care of yourself in the postpartum period, our list of postpartum recovery products will help get you on track and going in the…

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I Wish I Hadn’t Ignored the Signs of Preterm Labor – Parenting Twins Article

Read the reasons why a mom of twins wishes she hadn’t ignored the signs of preterm labor because she thought she was overreacting. “It’s way too soon.” I thought to myself as they told me I was dilated to 6 cm. I thought it was just gas pains. I guess it’s a good thing that, for once, I listened to my husband and came to get checked out.  “How am I in labor?”, I thought. “I haven’t even adjusted to…

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5 Year Postpartum Body Transformation After Twins – Parenting Twins Article

My body has been on a journey. I have been so many shapes and sizes, and each one has served its season well. At times my body was to carry me through new experiences, and at other times it’s housed my babies. It grew two humans at once.It has been a safe haven and a place of warmth and comfort.I’ve celebrated and appreciated what my body has done and each purpose it has served. In 2015, as my twins began to crawl and…

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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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