Category Archives: mth1week2

We need to talk about postpartum

Tired, sleepy, in pain, exhausted, alone. This is how most women feel postpartum. After birth, the journey through the adaptation first weeks or months of motherhood can be crazy for moms, especially those who don’t have a solid support network. Hormones are going nuts; everything is new, the anxiety of having to learn to take […]

The baby’s smile: what joy!

Primeiro sorriso do bebê

Up until now, your child’s smiles – we regret to inform you – were nothing more than an involuntary movement, a reflex that’s been happening since they were inside your uterus and even happens during sleep. However, at the one and a half month mark, the smile you’ll notice is, in fact, given to you. […]

Your body will start going back to what it was before

Corpo voltar ao normal depois da gravidez

Generally speaking, six weeks after birth is the average time it takes for the uterus to go back to its normal size and weight. The lochia, at this point, is probably a yellow-ish color or even ceasing, which soon means you can stop wearing hygienic pads. This is the time to go back to the […]

10 good reasons to breastfeed

Pure, efficient, and cheap, maternal milk has the right amount of vitamins, proteins, and minerals the baby needs for healthy development and a fortified immune system. Immunoglobulins and lymphocytes found in the mother’s milk can help the baby fight off any virus or bacteria that might affect them during the first few months – and […]