As most expectant moms know, breast pumps are now covered under almost all insurance plans, but many ask what does that really mean? How do I actually get a breast pump through insurance? So, we wanted to take a minute and answer some of the most often asked questions.Read More
Aug 12, 2019 9:59:51 AM
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Finding the Right Breast Pump for You
If you Google the words “breast pumps”, you’ll notice right away there are numerous breast pumps on the market today, and if you are a first-time mom, so many options can be confusing and even overwhelming. The process of picking a pump is sort of like buying a car…if you have never driven one before. While there is no “best breast pump” there are certain features that you should consider when picking the best breast pump for you.Read More
Jun 16, 2017 9:38:31 AM
Contributed by Lara Serebrier Paul and Judith Heimowitz, the founders of Joya Swim, a New York based swimwear line for women.
As two new moms who needed to find stylish bathing suits to fit our post-natal bodies, we understand the struggle is real. When traveling together in Mexico we realized that neither of us had swimwear that made us feel good about ourselves or that we loved. We set out on a mission to design swimwear that was stylish and yet supportive and flattering.Read More
Mar 31, 2017 10:24:58 AM
THERE’S A FIFTH TRIMESTER–AND THIS ONE’S FOR YOU, WORKING MOMContributed by Lauren Smith Brody, founder of The Fifth Trimester movement, which helps new parents and businesses work together to revolutionize workplace culture, and author of the new book, The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby
You know all about the first three trimesters, and probably even about the fourth (those bleary-eyed newborn days), but I’m convinced that there’s actually a Fifth Trimester, too. It’s when you head back to work after having a baby; it’s when the new working mom is born.Read More
Oct 20, 2016 3:37:31 PM
Shhhh….. Don’t Wake The New Mommy!
Contributed by Carly Snyder, M.D., a specialist in comprehensive reproductive psychiatry and women’s mental health services.
Newborns are natural night Owls. Infants often sleep throughout the day, but wake up like clockwork every three hours to eat all night long. This schedule puts new moms in a predictably difficult position. Add in recuperating from delivery, hormonal changes and the incredible emotional rollercoaster every new mom experiences and you have a recipe for an incredibly exhausted, often overwhelmed and potentially unhappy new mom.Read More
Oct 7, 2016 10:18:14 AM
Contributed by Risa Klein, CNM, OB/GYN NP, M.S.
You’re newly pregnant and it’s time to find the right health care provider to take care of you and your gestating baby. Or perhaps this is your second or third pregnancy and you feel it’s time for a new provider. You’ve heard about midwives and want to know more about what they do, and any benefits that you could experience if you hire one. Here’s the scoop on working with a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) or Certified Midwife (CM).Read More
Sep 9, 2016 3:53:33 PM
Your Emotional Well-being Postpartum/Raising Awareness about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:
Contributed by Dr. Laura Venuto, a psychologist in New York City specializing in maternal mental health. She has a private practice on the Upper East Side.
Feeling exhausted? Irritable? Anxious? You’re not alone. While the postpartum period can be a wonderful and exciting time for some mothers, for others, it is an emotionally challenging experience. Too often, this period of time is romanticized by the media and women whose children are grown, as they seem to have blocked out all of the memories of sleep deprivation, explosive diapers, financial and/or marital stress that often come with parenthood.Read More
Jul 1, 2016 9:19:46 AM
Mother’s Milk Sangria Style Iced Tea to Beat the Summer Heat
Contributed by Mary Ausman of Yummy Mummy, and proud mother of two.
As the weather gets warmer, we all know how important it is to stay hydrated - especially for new moms who are nursing. Hydrating is important to keep up milk supply and for overall health. One of my friends has come up with a brilliant way to take care of both - a Mother's Milk Iced Tea Sangria.Read More
May 13, 2016 9:02:16 AM
10 Tips for Exercising and Breastfeeding
Contributed by Brittany Citron is a pre/postnatal exercise specialist, and certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and founder of PROnatal Fitness.
If you’ve been nervous about resuming exercise post-baby due to concerns of how it may impact your milk supply, you can relax! It is a myth that exercise decreases milk production. Studies have shown absolutely no difference in milk production or nutrient composition between mothers who exercise, and those who do not. Moreover, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) states that “regular aerobic exercise in lactating mothers has been shown to increase cardiovascular fitness without affecting milk production, composition, or infant growth.” That said, it’s good idea to follow the 10 tips below to ensure both you and your little one have the best experience possible with nursing.Read More
Apr 29, 2016 10:01:34 AM
Fertile Ground: A Holistic Guide to Conception
Did you know that nutritional deficiencies of Zinc and Omega 3s in men can lead to problems in sperm maturity and count, and that natural light can help reduce depression in pregnant women?Read More