Our cycles can tell so much about our overall health and wellbeing, and very few of us are taught to actually read these signs as biomarkers for our health. It is time that we start understanding what our bodies are telling us so we can better understand our overall health, wellness, and fertility!
The first 12 weeks (or 3 months) after giving birth has been termed the fourth trimester. This period of time is a critical period for both you and your newborn.
Motherhood is hard enough without the added pressure of unrealistic expectations of what our body should look like during pregnancy and postpartum. Whether you are a first-time mom, or a mother of 4, consider the following tips to practice during pregnancy/postpartum body image challenges and beyond.
It’s time to expose and debunk some of the common motherhood myths that suggest mothers should always be selfless, exhausted, and happy about it.
Most mothers adore their children and will make whatever sacrifices are necessary to ensure that their child’s needs and wants are met, but mothers who have children with special needs are different. The selflessness these mothers often exhibit can become problematic in a myriad of ways.
The body is a self-healing, self-regulating unit. It’s pretty incredible. But wound closure isn’t the only thing that needs to heal after a Cesarean delivery, so there are a few extra things to consider that I encourage all of my patients to do.
Stigmatizing attitudes towards mental health are widespread. It’s long past time to demystify and destigmatize Psychotherapy.
We cannot protect our children from ever feeling the pain of loss but we can help them manage the pain and express their emotions. Nicole Wallace discusses how to identify the signs of grief at different age ranges, engaging your child in healthy forms of grief expression, ways to encourage conversations about grief with children.
The edited images filling your social media feed may be negatively impacting you and your health. Here are some accounts you should follow to bring more body positivity into your newsfeed.
HER Health Collective roundtables provide an opportunity for us to bring our panel of experts together to discuss important issues that are relevant to mothers in our community. The topics discussed in this session include: Improving access to care – reaching low-income mothers and families, improve collaboration in the health and wellness industry (when and where to refer), changing societal conversations and the structure of an antiquated system.