New Podcast Episode: C-Section Birth Experience (& A Few Points on Placenta Previa)

The new podcast episode is a C-section birth experience episode – yay! And we did talk about placenta previa so I thought – why not write a post as well with a bit more information? As always: the new episode is available on all major podcast platforms under Elephant in the Womb! Also another note:…

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What Feeling “Touched Out” Was Like For Me

I was never really told about feeling touched out before I had a baby. I was observant enough that I noticed some moms around me got what appeared to be “tired” of having their child crawl all over them – which I totally understood. Everyone likes and needs their own personal space at times. But…

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New Podcast Episode: Expectations vs Reality with a Maternity/NICU Nurse

This is such a good episode guys. As I edited and re-listened, I realized how much amazing wisdom and experience my guest, Kelly, shared with me and you all get to experience that now too! We’re talking about expectations vs reality with postpartum when it comes down to it. Topics that are covered include: The…

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Back to Work and Pumping: How to Prepare and What to Get

I felt very torn about returning to work because of breastfeeding, as I had been basically exclusively breastfeeding (I say basically because M did have formula within the first few days of life due to weight loss and my milk not coming in until day 5) up to 10.5 months when I was scheduled to…

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Mastitis: What to Look For & More

My recent face-to-face encounter with mastitis made me realize – although I have written briefly about in other posts, I’ve never really covered it in-depth. I also wanted to share my story of my experience with mastitis, because it wasn’t exactly what I expected to be like so I thought it might be valuable for…

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My Pelvic Physio Experiences and How They Made Me Realize What Postpartum Care is Missing

Prenatal care can be pretty thorough – you’re seen pretty regularly (even moreso if you are considered high risk, had IVF, or have a medical condition that requires extra monitoring) and I’d say overall most important topics are covered (depending on your provider). I am not saying it is perfect – because really, there are…

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It’s SIDS Awareness Month!

October is such a busy month for awareness. Though I think people should make an effort to be aware 365 days of the year, months like this do help to boost overall, long-term awareness (or it seems like they do!). Among other issues/concerns being brought to light this month (and I’ll be talking about another…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Wait isn’t this a women’s health blog? Why are you talking about IBS? Well – IBS is more common in the female population than the male population. Some evidence suggests it may be related to the menstrual cycle and hormones in women. So – despite the fact that it doesn’t sound like a women’s health…

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How Much Breastfeeding Has Cost Me: An Honest Account (And No, I Didn’t Have Laser Therapy)

There has been a viral Tiktok video going around of a girl comparing the cost of breastfeeding vs formula feeding. Why do we feel the need to constantly compare the way we feed our babies? Breastfeeding vs formula feeding is a (frankly, stupid and pointless) debate I see constantly online. It’s not a competition –…

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Taboo Topics: Things No One Really Told Me About Postpartum

I remember hearing the typical things about what happens after you have the baby – “it’s hard to lose the weight“, “your boobs never look the same after breastfeeding” (which, I actually talked a bit about in my last post in the breastfeeding myth series I just finished up), “you’re tired all the time“. Yada,…

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