New Podcast Episode: Postpartum and Delaying the Initial Bath with Dr Heather DNP RN

The newest episode of the podcast is available! We’re talking postpartum and delaying the initial bath for baby. As always: the new episode is available on all major podcast platforms under Elephant in the Womb! Click here to access our anchor page, or check out the PODCAST page above! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The…

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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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Constipation in Little Ones: How To Identify It & More

This is a subject I’ve been meaning to cover for awhile!! I see so many questions about this in online forums and so much misunderstanding around what actually constitutes constipation, when constipation needs treatment, and so on and so forth. This confusion around constipation isn’t just in regards to the child population, but also adults,…

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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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Don’t Forget About Oral Health in Pregnancy (and You Know, Always!)

I feel like are mouths are (sadly) often a part of us that is overlooked. I hope most people brush their teeth, but I know a lot of people probably don’t do it enough. I know that a lot of people either don’t floss or don’t floss enough, or don’t floss “well” or “properly” according…

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Flu Shot FAQ: This Weeks Summary

So if you didn’t know, I am currently running a Flu Shot FAQ Reel Series on Instagram! Every day for about 3 weeks I will be debunking a flu shot myth or answering a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to do this because they’re short…

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How I Made Connections in the Postpartum Period

When I was pregnant, I had goals for my maternity leave. I wanted to get out and do things with my baby as soon as I felt well enough to do so. Making connections and having social support is so important for postpartum mothers – increased social support in the postpartum period is associated with…

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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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The End of the Mythbusting Breastfeeding Series

Before I finish up this series, I just wanted to point out to those of you who don’t know: Black Breastfeeding Week happens at the end of this month (Aug 25-31) and Native Breastfeeding Week is happening right now (Aug 9-15)- since this is my last post in this series (see Part 1, Part 2,…

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#WorldBreastfeedingWeek is over… But This Series Isn’t! More Breastfeeding Myths Explored (Part 3)

I know, I know. The week is over – but apparently it’s also National Breastfeeding Month?! So I have another post to cover a few more questions and myths… (and guess what – there will be a part 4!) Click for Part 1 and Part 2. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only.…

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