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the 5 things we REALLY should be doing to prep for newborn life

If you’re getting ready to welcome a new little one into the world, you’ve probably been busy researching car seats, decorating the nursery and folding … read more

my postpartum depression was worse than the monsters in story books

My postpartum depression was worse than the monsters in story books. It was like the thoughts that manifested from PPD were so bad that I … read more

Self-Care Tips From Mama of 3 & Founder of ÁVRA, Sonia O’Brien

How many times have you heard the words ‘Self Care’ and literally rolled your eyes while thinking – ‘I don’t have time for that!’? As … read more

Comparative Suffering in Motherhood

Motherhood is HARD. How or why it’s hard is different for everyone, but it’s a FACT that the mother going through the struggle is having … read more

5 Steps You Can Take Right Now To Reconnect With Yourself

There is no greater metamorphosis we as women go through than when we become mothers. Everything changes. Our bodies, our priorities, our relationships, our sense … read more

Nikki Koch personal motherhood story inside and out

a poem: postpartum anxiety thoughts

Postpartum anxiety…These intrusive thoughts hold so much power over me. They play on a loop over and over. Why can’t I pause, where is the … read more

personal story Jasmine

I was also *that* mom. That 1 in 5 mom.

The hardest thing I’ve ever done was not giving birth; it was admitting I needed help and accepting that help for my mental health. I … read more

typical pregnancy worries vs perinatal anxiety

We chatted with Dr. Annette Attolini-Fertuck, a clinical psychologist in NYC certified in Perinatal Mental Health, about what feelings and symptoms are part of a … read more

baby blues vs PMADs: 5 key differences

We chatted with Dr. Annette Attolini-Fertuck, a clinical psychologist in NYC certified in Perinatal Mental Health, about what postpartum feelings/thoughts are normal and what’s not normal.