PostPartum

Placenta Encapsulation: Instructions, Benefits, and Reasons to Give it a Try

You may have heard of placentophagia (or eating the placenta) thanks to celebrities like Tom Cruise, who in 2006 reportedly planned to consume his partner Katie Holmes' placenta, and more recently, January Jones, who told People that she took vitamins and placenta capsules after giving birth to give her energy.  What’s the reason for this trend and why on earth would any » Read more

Postpartum Care

Giving birth to a new baby is one of the most beautiful moments in a woman's life, but it's almost one of the most traumatic natural occurrences that her body can go through. You'll be monitored closely by your doctor, nurses or midwife in the initial postpartum phase, to make sure there are no complications. » Read more

The Realistic & Amazing Bodies of Mothers During Pregnancy & Postpartum

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Every mother who has grown a baby and given birth knows what an absolute miracle it is that a woman's » Read more

Your Period after Childbirth: What to Expect after Baby

You've had a baby (congratulations!), you're settling into a schedule of sorts, you're getting to know the new member of the family, and you're learning about and getting used to your new and changing body. After postpartum bleeding (lochia) slows and then stops, all new moms begin to wonder, "When will I get my period? What will it be like? » Read more

Your Body after Baby: What to Expect

If you’re like most new mothers, you may wonder how long it will take to get your body back to what it was before baby. Will the effects of pregnancy be long-lasting or just temporary? » Read more

What to Expect After Labor: 7 Things Nobody Told You

While plenty of books (and strangers on the street) are ready to tell you all of the (sometimes horrifying) details of what you can expect before or during childbirth, there are seldom to fill you in on some of the strange (and sometimes exciting) things you can expect after labor. Here are seven realities for better or worse that you may face after giving birth.

Thalia: Dealing with Discomforts

Latin superstar and multi-platinum recording artist Thalia has created an amazing resource for moms-to-be with her brand new book on parenting, Radiante, available just in time for Mother’s Day, May 12.  Thalia's most cherished role is that of mom to her 18 month-old daughter Sabrina - who was the inspiration for the book. » Read more

39 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Well you may have hoped your baby would be in your arms by now. You are thirty-nine weeks pregnant now and there is not much left to do but wait. Stay on the lookout for signs of labor such as a mucousy or bloody discharge, cramping or back ache, contractions, or your water breaking. » Read more