postpartum

Attention New Moms! Did You Know That A Postpartum Doula Can Help You Get More Sleep?

Attention New Moms! Did You Know That A Postpartum Doula Can Help You Get More Sleep?

There are two experts that can help, a sleep trainer and a postpartum doula.  But keep in mind that they are both great but they are more beneficial at different times.  

Moody Relationships: Staying Connected When Postpartum Emotions Pull Us Apart

Moody Relationships: Staying Connected When Postpartum Emotions Pull Us Apart

A couple of months ago, I wrote a piece for PlaningFamily.com entitled, “Mood Swings & Relationship Swings During Pregnancy.” My post focuses on helping couples manage the relationship impact of pregnancy mood swings.

These days, my wife and I are all too aware that hormonal mood swings also show-up postpartum. After all, her body has had to adjust rapidly from the hormonal fluctuations of gestation to the demands of lactation. (BTW, our son is 1-month old today!) Beyond J’s hormones, other factors impact both of our emotions, and affect the mood in our home:...