Postnatal

The fourth trimester. Postpartum care, breastfeeding, getting baby to sleep and more.

Avoiding Isolation as a New Mom

If you are reading this on the screen of your smartphone with a newborn baby in your arms, you may be wondering if you will ever feel normal again. It seems like all you do these days is feed, change, and rock a tiny baby that cries a lot. You’re exhausted from lack of sleep and your body is achy. You stay in pajamas all day and don’t talk to another adult until your partner comes home from work. Sweet mama, you may feel so alone. I felt that way as a new mom. I craved connection but I was scared to leave the house.    Life with a new baby doesn’t have to feel so isolated. At Mountaintop Church, we are passionate about partnering with parents from day one. Through my connections at Mountaintop Church, I have seen that we do not have to do life alone. Even with a young baby, we can be part ...

6 Tips to Keep your Baby Safe at the Pool

Getting your baby used to the water and teaching baby to swim can be fun for both of you, so here are some helpful water safety tips to make your time in the pool with your baby as safe and fun as possible.

Postpartum Belly Binding

Belly binding is one technique that can help facilitate post-partum healing. Just as it sounds, the practice refers to wrapping or splinting your abdomen.

Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie in Babies

Do you know the signs and symptoms tongue-tie and lip-tie in babies? Pediatric dentist, Dr. Richard Baxter shares expert advice about these two oral conditions that can cause problems particularly in breastfeeding babies.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

In this post I'll dive into my favorite butternut squash macaroni and cheese recipe. I'll also show you an easy butternut baby food puree. Since butternut is a mild and slightly sweet veggie, its the perfect first food for baby and is appropriate from 6 months up.

Skin-to-Skin Kangaroo Mother Care for Baby

Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for new moms and babies, is a universally available and biologically sound method of skin-to-skin care for all newborns, but in particular for premature babies

Life After Postpartum Depression

Overcoming Postpartum depression and anxiety has taught me to embrace my new self and not long for the person I was before having children.

4 Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby

Dad may feel like he's missing out getting to nurture your newborn since he can't breastfeed but we have five great daily activities that dad can use to bond with baby.

6 Ways to Help a New Mom

Before you show up to the doorstep of your friend that's just given birth, here are a few tips that will make the visit to the new mom enjoyable for everyone.

Pelvic Floor Health After Birth

I asked fitness trainer and doula, Madison, to share some insight into demystifying the pelvic floor and helping us all to more easily understand its importance to our post-partum and long-term well-being.

The Case for Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapering isn't as intimidating as it may seem. There are three primary reasons why people choose cloth diapers over disposable diapers.

My Body Has Done Enough

My body provided food for my children; my hips have propped them up when they couldn't walk. It’s provided a soft place for them to land when they needed comfort. But even after all it has done I still struggle to love it just the way it is.

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