Posts in Our Bodies
Postpartum is So Messed Up

‘From everyone commenting on how beautiful and glowing we are, to looking at us with

pitty and asking how many hours of sleep we’re getting. Well the bags under my eyes are telling you it’s

not that much, aren’t they?’ — Our friend, Kelly, candidly shares her experience with pregnancy and postpartum.

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Thinking About Pregnancy Like an Economist

We deserve facts to be able to make empowered decisions about our bodies and our babies. Unfortunately, unsolicited advice, information overwhelm and conflicting and arbitrary “rules” abound during pregnancy. Emily Oster, an economist, helps us wade through the noise with this article and her book, Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know, which we highly recommend!

(Image by @magmagintosh)

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Redesigning Maternal Care: OB-GYNs Are Urged to See New Mothers Sooner And More Often

“The baby is the candy, the mom is the wrapper. And once the candy is out of the wrapper, the wrapper is cast aside.” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued an opinion urging doctors to help patients develop a postpartum care plan while still pregnant, including a team of family and friends to provide social and other support. Your MotherNation is here for you.

(Image by @jeanwang, writer of the Extra Petite blog and married to @thedadview. Check ‘em out!)

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Why do we understand so little about breast-feeding?

We support and love all mamas no matter how they choose to feed their babies. What we don’t love is the lack of research and funding allocated to better understanding the superfood that is breastmilk, which stunts our collective ability to make informed decisions. Allison Yarrow explores the science behind breastmilk as well as the mystery that remains.

(Image by @leocarvajal via @freebirthsociety)

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