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Postpartum

Choosing Not to Breastfeed

By Katie Wolf / December 6, 2019

Not every woman is comfortable breast feeding, some have trouble doing it and others do not want to for their own reasons. Any woman who admits that she does not want to breastfeed is going to feel pressured by her friends, family, and even doctors for it. Unfortunately, this is another aspect of pregnancy that […]

Prescription Opioids

By Katie Wolf / November 30, 2019

These painkillers are prescribed to new mamas for anything from perineal tears to C-section incisions. The potential for developing a habit is huge and spikes every day you use them. Abuse, addiction, and even death are all part of the opioid epidemic that is spreading worldwide. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), […]

The Postpartum Diet

By Katie Wolf / November 22, 2019

After having some major food restrictions for nine months, you may be ready to begin enjoying all of your favorite food again, but there are still some nutrition needs your body will require from your postpartum body in order to fully recover; especially if you are breastfeeding. Calories The most important part of your postpartum […]

Understanding Postpartum Headaches

By Katie Wolf / November 12, 2019

Headaches can happen to anyone for any number of reasons. When a woman has headaches within the first six weeks after giving birth, these are called postpartum headaches, and they are a common complaint. Headaches can happen to anyone for any number of reasons. When a woman has headaches within the first six weeks after […]

Postpartum Hair Loss

By Anna Pederson / June 25, 2019

Style, individuality, and even personality – we use our hair to show off all of these things. Our hair can tell a story about who we are with each little cut and color, which is why experiencing hair loss at any stage in life can feel so shocking and upsetting. Learn about the whys and […]

Well Woman Health

By Anna Pederson / May 20, 2019

The fourth-trimester. AKA postpartum. You’ve heard us talk about the importance of this stage in motherhood; it’s the stage that is overlooked by many doctors, media, and even moms. Now an ally of woman’s health is also using the phrase fourth-trimester to raise the visibility of how vital it is to prioritize well woman health […]

The Science Behind Mama Strut Postpartum Brace

By Anna Pederson / May 17, 2019

We want to give a little depth to the science behind the design for the Mama Strut Postpartum Brace. New research and techniques in medicine come out constantly, and our team stays up-to-date on the most relevant postpartum and women’s health news.

Every Mama is an Athlete

By Anna Pederson / September 6, 2018

Guess what, every mama is an athlete! Most of us have experienced this at least once in our lives: stepping up to the starting line for a race, walking on stage under the hot glare of lights, sitting down to an exam that might determine our future. We can probably count the number of truly […]

My Postpartum Story: One Year Ago Today

By Jill Bigelow / April 4, 2016

A year ago, I was discharged from the hospital with nearly 20 stitches and I was still bleeding from my wound. I had lost over 500ml of blood and continued to bleed for another four weeks. My condition caused me to have hot flashes and night sweats. I had trouble sleeping, I lost a lot of hair. As my swollen organs healed, they shrank back down about 2,000% to their original size.