Managing Postpartum Body Image

Guest PostBy Jess Durando, Clinical Therapist & OwnerMama Method Wellness Postpartum is often perceived by many to be one of the most beautiful times of life. The image we see on social media is that of a mother who has just delivered her baby, and is basking in the glow of her newborn. Her makeup […]

8 Exercises for the First 6 Weeks Postpartum

Hey, Mama! Early postpartum is a time for healing, recovery, and rest, and we always recommend getting cleared by your doctor before any exercise, but there are some recuperative movements you can likely incorporate in the first 6 weeks postpartum along with walking if you’re feeling up to some light movement. These are from phase […]

Postpartum Foods for Breastfeeding and Recovery

Guest PostBy Ali Macy, Director of Marketing & WAG CoachWorking Against Gravity Breastfeeding has immune, digestive, cognitive, and metabolic benefits for both you and your baby—it also places a myriad of nutritional demands on your body, and postpartum foods for breastfeeding and recovery can help you meet those demands [1]. The American Academy of Pediatrics, […]

Ode to Zoloft

by Betsy Jones My baby boy was 4 months old (after being born 6 weeks early and a scary NICU stay that made us unexpectedly freaked out about “germs”) when the COVID shut down happened.  We’d already had a very rocky start, which you can hear about on the podcast. We were just starting to […]

C-Section Survival Guide

A few weeks ago I was catching up with a cousin of mine who is about 6 months postpartum.  She had an emergency c-section with her third baby and I was asking her how her recovery was going.  I was taken aback when she said “one of the most annoying things about the c-section is […]

Making Mom Friends

by Betsy Jones Motherhood has taught me not only the importance of female friendships, but what exactly those mean. As a mom it can be so helpful to bounce ideas off of one another and finding a safe place to do that is crucial. I’m the first to prefer being alone, but there is a […]

Things I wish I could go back and tell myself: Postpartum Edition

by Jess Carr Early postpartum was really hard for me. We were in between homes, living with my parents (which ended up being a blessing in disguise), my spouse at the time went back to work immediately and worked long hours, my daughter was pretty colicky and didn’t sleep well, I had every issue you […]

Sacrificing Your Self Care as a Mom is Not a Badge of Honor

by Cara Forrester When I was pregnant with my first baby I visited a friend toward the end of my third trimester.  While we were chatting she said something that has really bugged me since.  At the time I was working as a personal trainer and working out six times a week for an hour […]

Ode to Instacart

I started with Instacart when it only offered two stores and I was pregnant. I was looking at the budget one day and thought “that’s silly, I can go to the store.” I almost canceled it and then thought “well, maybe I’ll wait until after I have the baby. It might come in really handy […]

C-Section Recovery and Return to Exercise

Hey mama! So you had a c-section and want to recover in the best way possible, but are also anxious about getting back into working out and feeling more like yourself again?  Here are 3 tips to effectively recover and return to exercise after a c-section, coming from a mama who has had three:)   1.TAKE […]