Today I want to share the story of my own pregnancy. I’m Hilary — I’ve been a labor nurse since 2001. In 2008 I was experiencing infertility. We’d been trying to have a baby for over 2 years and weren’t really sure what was in God’s cards for us, but we also had 2 boys […]
Here are some handy postpartum recovery tips from an L&D nurse. You likely won’t be “comfortable” but here’s a few ways to make recovery a bit easier — including pads, pain medicine and the timeline you’ll likely follow. Having a baby is hard work! Sometimes you don’t think about all that your body is going […]
One of the most important things to know is to know when breastfeeding isn’t working. More and more women are finding that biologically breastfeeding is NOT working — and they are not actually feeding their baby (often accompanied by guilt). This post teaches the signs that breastfeeding isn’t working. **If you are concerned that […]
The Dollar Maxi Pad Club provides quality feminine products at a low price, shipped to your house conveniently, even with a treat! Dollar Maxi Pad Club The Dollar Maxi Pad Club is just like it sounds. It doesn’t sell a lot — but what it sells are quality. Pads $1 Tampons $3 Wipes $1 Menstrual […]
You’ll bleed for 4 to 6 weeks after your baby, during the postpartum period. Postpartum just means after the baby comes out. You’ll find that your body is truly recuperating from what you put it through during the postpartum period.
Originally written in January of 2011, photos editing/post re-published in 2017 I have a hard time at work sometimes. Sometimes I feel like I’m that drill Sargent sending troops off to the war that was so very painful to me. I wheel them to the curb with a little tear in my eye. I know […]
This article is going to talk about breastfeeding support at the hospital — and ask the question if baby-friendly hospitals are really all that friendly long-term? I read another thought-provoking postpartum article this morning about how tough life can be after a baby. There seem to be a lot of those out there, and I […]
For me, there are few times in my life that I wouldn’t mind missing more — by being in a coma — than the postpartum period. It hurts, you’re tired, it hurts, your baby sucks on parts of you, you’re tired, it hurts. There’s no leaving it behind, it’s attached to you. The postnatal monkey on your […]