TIPS FOR A HEALTHY POSTPARTUM RECOVERY (PART 2 OF 5) – EATING MINDFULLY

TIPS FOR A HEALTHY POSTPARTUM RECOVERY (PART 2 OF 5) – EATING MINDFULLY

Had I known what I know now, I would have been more diligent about what I ate AFTER giving birth.  As the wise Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”  Choosing the right foods after giving birth can help with milk production, reduced swelling and faster healing. 

Resetting Our Expectations of Parental Leave

Resetting Our Expectations of Parental Leave

In a recent Time Health article, “Women are Judged Whether They Take Maternity Leave or Not,” research as found that whether or not a new mom takes maternity leave affects what her coworkers think about her.  One of the problems we see is that new parents are coming back to work more tired and stressed than before.  Parental leave is a time to do less, not more!

Bone Broth #1: Chevi's Chicken Soup Recipe

Bone Broth #1: Chevi's Chicken Soup Recipe

While bone broth has been all the food rage recently, our families have been passing down nutrient-rich bone broth recipes for generations.  This is Chevi's divine chicken soup recipe.  It's a great versatile base broth that can be had on its own or dressed up with cooked rice, shredded chicken meat, diced carrots and spinach.

 

Tips for a Healthy Postpartum Recovery (part 1 of 5) - Getting help

Tips for a Healthy Postpartum Recovery (part 1 of 5) - Getting help

It does take a village to raise a child. Yet, our village no longer exists with our elders either working through their retirement years or often retiring in another state or country. Over time we have convinced ourselves that we can do it alone. Perhaps that is why postpartum depression rate continues to be so high across all nations. Here are some tips to getting the right help you need during this time of mental and physical transition.