All in Motherhood

Basic Principles of Nutrition

Understanding the basic principles of nutrition can help you navigate the myriad of dietary advice one can find online. Proper diet is essential for all phases of life, including pregnancy, and the fundamental principles remain the same across their lifespan.

Humans need more than 40 different nutrients to maintain optimal health. These nutrients are classified as either macronutrient (which includes fats, carbohydrates, and protein) or micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).

Our Bodies and Our Babies Call for a Year-Long Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is supposed to be a protection for mothers and children, but infant and parent biology are not the core considerations for the length of time allowed. Although there is mounting evidence that mothers and infants greatly benefit from more time together, our country hasn’t adjusted our stance or leave time since the implementation of FMLA in the 1990’s.

Demystifying Cluster Feeding

If you are a new parenthood or breastfeeding you might not be familiar with the term 'cluster feeding'. Cluster feeding is when a baby breastfeeds back to back and back to back...and back to back. This could translate as your baby cues to feed as frequently as every 30- 45 minutes for a few hours in a row. It can feel like you are feeding your baby for 4-6 hours, consecutively.

How To Find Perseverance When You're A Perfectionist!

The tendency toward self-criticism is more prevalent among those who live with anxiety or depression, even when our problems stem from issues beyond our control. The focus is more on fixing the problem than it is on calming, confronting, and caring for ourselves. When we notice our shortcomings, instead of judging them or going blind to them by pretending we did nothing wrong, acknowledge them, let yourself and others know they exist; own your behavior, and then keep going.

Post Birth Plan

You create your birth plan, select your support team, maybe even prep some meals for the first week postpartum.

However, something we don't help mothers prepare for very well is their postpartum recovery.

The postpartum period is a time of tremendous adjustment. It’s very common to have high highs and low lows during your transition period. It’s common to miss your old life while being entirely in love with this new little human