Pregnant Before Her First Postpartum Period: An Oh Baby Interview

Pregnant Before Her First Postpartum Period: An Oh Baby Interview

Many women are often surprised to learn that after having a baby, you can become pregnant again without actually menstruating first. This is because about 60% of women will ovulate before their first period postpartum. However, only about half of these women will have a long enough luteal phase to sustain a pregnancy after this first ovulation.

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Igniting Sensuality & Embracing Sexuality in Motherhood: An Oh Baby Interview

Igniting Sensuality & Embracing Sexuality in Motherhood: An Oh Baby Interview

Before going through the transition herself, I don’t think a woman can ever fully prepare for how transformative the journey from maiden to mother truly is. Almost every aspect of your life changes as you adapt to the requirements of your new role, but prior to having kids most women rarely consider how becoming a mother will redefine their sexuality. Probably because the concept is not often talked about openly.

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How To Survive A Nursing Strike

How To Survive A Nursing Strike

It’s not uncommon for babies to seem less interested in breastfeeding as they become increasingly aware of the outside world around them. My busy-body nursling has trouble sitting still for milk, especially when we’re out in public. She constantly pulls off (leaving me hanging) and often only 'sips', rarely taking in a full feed.

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My First Meal After Giving Birth & A Recipe For Birth Broth

My First Meal After Giving Birth & A Recipe For Birth Broth

Nourishing food is one of the most important parts of postpartum recovery. I’ve never experienced hunger quite like I did in those first few days postpartum when my milk was coming in, but immediately after birth it’s best to start slow with easily digestible and nutrient dense foods. Think of foods you would turn to when recovering from the flu. As you can imagine, the organs in your abdomen are all going through a massive shift and digestion can be compromised.

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Turmeric Chia Seed Pudding

Turmeric Chia Seed Pudding

I can't get enough of turmeric's earthy flavor these days. Many ancient cultures placed an emphasis on soft, warm foods during the postpartum period and believed that warming spices were essential for restoring strength in a new mother. This turmeric chia seed pudding is especially beneficial for new mothers with its warming spices to help ground & provide balance.

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