• Recognizing PPD in Your Partner
    Postpartum Depression
    Watching for Postpartum Depression
    Watching for Postpartum Depression E Alert The consequences of depression being unrecognized and untreated can be tragic for the whole family. Be sure to get help for your baby's mother if you think she is having problems with postpartum depress...
  • Health and Safety Printables
    Maternity Leave Policy Worksheet
    Use this worksheet to document the facts about your company's maternity leave policy. ...
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    Postpartum
    These Celebs Got Real About Their Postpartum Bodies
    After having a baby, it feels like we as women are immediately expected to accept the new reality of what our bodies look like. They have grown to make room for these small people who have been nourishing themselves and growing all from our bodie...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Health and Safety Printables
    Sample Maternity Leave Agreement
    Use this sample agreement as a model for your own written record of your personal maternity agreement with your company. ...
  • Postpartum Intimacy
    Sex After Childbirth
    How to Enjoy Romance After Having Kids
    How to Enjoy Romance After Having Kids Couples start having problems in their sex lives when the job of raising the children becomes so overwhelming that there is no time to be alone and no energy, even if you find the time. Or when one of you s...
  • When Maternity Leave Ends
    Maternity Leave
    Maternity Leave and Stay-at-Home Moms
    Maternity Leave and Stay-at-Home Moms If you have a job where you work for someone else outside your home, the typical leave of absence for childbirth will be six to eight weeks. This is not necessarily a paid leave. What you are given is the op...
  • Pregnancy
    Recovery
    Your Six-week Checkup
    In the first couple of months following the birth of their baby, the majority of women don't experience any major health concerns and will revert back to their prepregnant health status. However, it's good practice to have a general assessment to...
  • PPD Experience
    Postpartum Depression
    Dealing with Postpartum Depression: One Woman's Story
    Dealing with Postpartum Depression: One Woman's Story After my third child was born I developed what I thought was postpartum depression. I was in a stressful second marriage and noticed that all during this pregnancy (following so quickly on th...
  • Causes of PPD
    Postpartum Depression
    Recognizing Postpartum Depression
    Recognizing Postpartum Depression Mom-isms Postpartum depression (PPD) is the term for any downswings in mood that women may suffer after giving birth. While a supportive partner and network of friends can help with normal depression, serious P...
  • PPD in Men
    Postpartum Depression
    Postpartum Depression: Not for Women Only
    Postpartum Depression: Not for Women Only Baby Doctor If your depression persists for more than a couple of months, you may find it worthwhile to seek professional help. Feeling depressed? Wishing that you could share in the joy of having a new ...
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    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    12 Taboo Topics for New Moms
    New motherhood brings a bundle of joy — as well as a lot of prying questions, judgmental comments, and unwanted advice about raising a baby. We've compiled some awkward and awful real-life anecdotes from moms. Learn what topics call for caution...
    Erin Dower
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    Bonding With Your Newborn
    Bonding Time for Dad and Baby
    Bonding Time for Dad and Baby Anything your partner can do for your baby (except for breast-feeding), you can do, too. Among many other things, you can: Feed him from a bottle Change his diapers Give him a sponge bath (or later, a tub bath) Get ...
  • Symptoms of PPD
    Postpartum Depression
    Postpartum Depression
    Postpartum Depression Baby Doctor If depression persists and has a negative impact on your appetite and your ability to sleep, or if it leads to feelings of apathy, hopelessness, suicidal urges, or urges to harm your baby, get professional help ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding While Working
    Breastfeeding and the Working Woman
    Breastfeeding and the Working Woman Controversy still swirls around the issue of breast- versus bottle-feeding. If you're not sure which method to use, you can try starting with breast-feeding and switching later. Once you decide to bottle feed, ...
  • Postpartum Exercising
    Postpartum Exercise
    Postpartum: Starting to Exercise Again
    Postpartum: Starting to Exercise Again Starting a moderate exercise program during the postpartum months is beneficial in many ways. Regular exercise improves immune function and increases the production of antioxidant substances in the body. It ...
  • Common Worries of Working Mothers
    Returning to Work
    Overcoming Back-to-Work Anxieties for New Moms
    Overcoming Back-to-Work Anxieties for New Moms Problem solving has always come naturally to you as a working woman. It should be no different with the common worries of most working mothers. There are solutions! Just understand what to expect, fi...
  • Baby Meal Preparation Schedule for Parents
    Postpartum Diet
    Postpartum Food Preparation: Practical Matters
    Postpartum Food Preparation: Practical Matters Once you are through the first couple of weeks postpartum, you will be establishing the rhythm of life with your new baby. If you have not already done so, now is the time for you and your partner to...
  • Nutrition During and After Pregnancy
    Postpartum Diet
    Your Pregnancy Diet: How Did You Do?
    Your Pregnancy Diet: How Did You Do? Some women go overboard during pregnancy, eating as much as they like of whatever they like. These are the women who say, "It's fine for me to eat this entire jumbo-sized chocolate bar – I'm craving it, so ...