Mama Minute November 4-9

Mamas being mamas

Cafes for breastfeeding mamas, tips on easing back into exercise after giving birth, Michelle Obama opens up about fertility, and more in this week’s postpartum news.

Breastfeeding in the news

Looking for ways to spice up your clapbacks to mom/breastfeeding shamers? Look no further than our friend Chrissy Teigen for inspiration.  

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In case you missed it in her IG story, Romper captured America Ferrera’s airport bathroom pumping selfie. Stars - they’re just like us. Romper also detailed the five mental health benefits of breastfeeding for just a few months.

Why we can’t have nice things

A friendly reminder.

Postpartum mind + body

How Hospitals Can Tackle The Maternal Mortality Crisis

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/11/06/662513904/how-hospitals-can-tackle-the-maternal-mortality-crisis

'I was in denial': Woman recounts experience with postpartum depression and chronic pain

https://www.today.com/health/postpartum-depression-do-women-ppd-experience-more-pain-t139824

If you’re thinking about getting back into the exercise game after giving birth, Women’s Health has some great tips to make sure you do so safely.

Superhero Spotlight

It’s no secret that one of our favorite mamas is Michelle Obama. That’s why we got all the feels when she opened up about her past miscarriage, saying, ““I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them.” She also talked openly about her journey with IVF in an effort to let women in similar situations know they are not alone. And so our love grows.

Winning the Internet this week

 
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✏️ @courregedesign : As an independent adult, you’ve probably become used to some level of control over your schedule and pace of your day. But during the first few months of motherhood, your baby’s urgent and unpredictable needs are going to be so powerful that it may feel like they command the rising and setting of the sun. There will be many moments when you feel as helpless as if you were a child yourself — except, instead of your parents being in charge, you’re now the parent, which is its own claustrophobic, mind-warp. • Routine tasks will often fall to the wayside due to the unpredictability of your newborn’s demands and your physical and psychological recovery. No matter how much you love your baby, there will probably be times when you’ll feel a little bit like you’re her slave. It may feel like you’ve lost control of your life. You’re not wrong — for a while, you have. Almost every new mother I know has said to me, at least once,“I don’t know where the day goes.” • For many mothers, it’s frustrating when basic goals like making the bed become out of reach. For others, it’s demoralizing when heroic tasks like sorting through the closets for spring cleaning are also unattainable. If you’re a mom who is trying to squeeze in an early morning workout before your baby wakes up, to finish every thank you note within 24 hours of receiving a gift, to never order take-out or let dishes pile up in the sink, the odds are you’re in a battle with time — and yourself — that you can’t win. #matrescence #motherhoodunfiltered #motherhoodunplugged #mom #momlife

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