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Postpartum Anxiety Disorders

The birth of a child is a time filled with a variety of emotions, from excitement, joy, and bliss to the less frequently discussed anxiety, unease, and overwhelm. And while not all women experience this, many new mothers may be prone to developing an anxiety disorder after the birth.

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How to Maintain Energy Postpartum

How to Maintain Energy Postpartum

I often get messages from my exhausted new-mom patients asking what they can do about their flagging energy. Usually they’re at the four to six-month postpartum mark and wondering why they’re still so tired. The baby is starting to sleep more, they’re exercising again, they eat well but they can’t dig their way out of feeling totally depleted.

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5 Important Tips from a Sleep Coach

As a parent, you may be asking yourself: will I ever sleep again? Pediatric sleep is a complicated topic; it can also be confusing and overwhelming to navigate parenthood with extreme levels of exhaustion. Do not suffer in silence and know that lack of sleep does not need to become your new norm.

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Breastfeeding Tips for the First 5 days

The birth of your baby is an exciting time. However, when it comes to breastfeeding this can pose challenging for many moms. Although breastfeeding is natural, it does not necessarily come naturally and that’s OK! Early and regular stimulation to the breast is KEY in the first few days.

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Pumping Essentials for Working Moms

Going back to work after maternity leave can be a big transition for many women who work outside of the home. Especially for pumping milk and keeping up your supply while away from your baby.⠀To make things easier for you, we have compiled two quick checklists to help make pumping a bit smoother at work.

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5 Simple Hacks for New Moms

Those first few weeks and months (years?) can feel overwhelming for a parent. The more systems and hacks you can set up for yourself before baby arrives, the better. Here are 5 of our top tips for new moms.

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Lactation Chai - Tricks on how to brew the perfect cup of chai

Lactation Chai - Tricks on how to brew the perfect cup of chai

Chai is not your typical tea. And Mrs. Patel’s caffeine-free lactation chai definitely isn’t your typical herbal tea. You may be used to weak tea that comes in little tea bags which you steep for 3 minutes, but if you are looking for something more aromatic, hearty, robust and delicious - then say hello to Mrs. Patel’s Chai Spice Milk Water Tea.

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Recipe: Lactation Vinaigrette

Recipe: Lactation Vinaigrette

As simple as it is, this vinaigrette not only tastes delicious but also supports breastfeeding. It includes Munch Crunch, our lactation sprinkle, which offers lactation and digestive support. The mix features flax, fennel, and sesame seeds and the superherb turmeric.

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Breast Milk Storage Guidelines

Breast Milk Storage Guidelines

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Like any fresh food, pumped breast milk needs to be stored properly or it can spoil. And the last thing a pumping mother wants to do is throw out precious liquid gold. Or, even worse, sicken her child with milk which has gone bad. Here are some guidelines to keep your pumped milk safe for baby. 

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Breastfeeding & Evolution

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We mothers are all too familiar with the struggle of producing enough breast milk for our babies. Each mother throughout time is linked by our biological drive to nourish our offspring. My hope is for us to feel connected through hearing stories about one another on a global and timeless scale.

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Tips to Eat Healthy After Baby Arrives

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Anyone who has kids can attest to the fact that time is a precious commodity. There never seems to be enough of it, and it always goes by too quickly. A new baby in the house usually means changes to the way you spend your time.

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Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

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Birthing a baby brings an extreme amount of change to a new mom’s life. With these changes, many moms experience heightened emotions - from intense joy to overwhelming sadness or anxiety.

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Creating Birth Plans

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Writing a birth plan often feels like a rite of passage for any expecting parent. There are endless outlines online and scores of suggestions in books and childbirth education classes. As a midwife for over a decade, I have seen more than my fair share of birth plans; the good, the bad and the outrageous.

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Simple KonMari Tidying Tips for Parents

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"Does it spark joy?”  So goes the mantra of home-organization sensation Marie Kondo. You may have heard of her 2014 bestseller The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, or seen her recently released Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” or perhaps you have a friend who has suddenly started gushing about how she has been “Konmari-ing” her life.

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5 Delivery Tips To Rock Your Delivery Day

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I have been a labor and delivery nurse for over 4 years now. I absolutely adore what I do, and I’m so happy I get to share the most precious/intimate moments with my patients as they become parents!

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