Nothing can fully prepare you to be a brand new mom. It’s really like the plot of a bad joke: you spend a few days in the hospital in a state of hormonal and sleep-deprived shock where they inundate you...
I made a list of rules before I was even pregnant, and I was sure that I would not break them. I will not use a playpen— it’s like a baby cage! I’m not going to breastfeed. It will...
My second baby latched on for an hour right after birth. I thought he was going to do so great at breastfeeding. Fast forward a few hours to the all too familiar pain coming in. And then the cracks in...
Most days from my pre-mom working days blur together, but there's one conversation I remember well. It was with a coworker talking about how lonely her maternity leave was and how isolating new motherhood could be. She was happy...
New Mom Reality Each day I look forward to the possibility of a power walk in my neighborhood. That may not seem like a lofty goal for a fitness instructor, but at seven weeks post-partum, it’s good enough for...
It finally happened. Following a day of love and light for mothers. After reading post after post of public proclamations about the importance of mothers and what they mean to our lives and our communities. Today all of that...
Four months ago I became a mother for the third time. And as I began to experience firsts all over again, I realized something: I'm not the same mom I was. Of course, every child is different, but it's more than that....
Breastfeeding is hard. There are so many things that can make it harder. I wanted to give up. It was extremely painful- more painful than I'd expected. Everyone kept telling me to keep going because it was so worth...
Oh, that precious newborn time with those sweet baby cuddles and the impossible-to-replicate perfect smelling head. But we know those newborn days aren't all bliss. We also can't forget those sleepless nights and poo explosions. And don't forget all the...
"The days are long but mija, the years are so short." These were the words from a sweet little lady at the grocery store standing behind an exhausted first time mama in line. I was so frazzled & operating...
It can be hard to navigate through all of the different features and options available while shopping for baby clothes. There is a lot that can go wrong between the cutesy outfits that will be worn once and then...
I was happily able to exclusively breastfeed our son for the first few months of his life. After that, I struggled with production and we began supplementing with formula. The immense guilt I felt when we started doing this...
We're continuing our celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2019 The theme for this year is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.” Thanks to Lovelace Health System for sponsoring this World Breastfeeding Week Editorial Series.  When I began breastfeeding my first child, I...
We’re continuing our celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2019 The theme for this year is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.” Thanks to Lovelace Health System for sponsoring this World Breastfeeding Week Editorial Series.  If you are breastpumping due to an unforeseen challenge with your bundle...

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Guide to Pregnancy & Postpartum in the Albuquerque Area

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The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with lots of joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options....