Tag: postpartum

Sponsored Message: SRC Recovery Shorts can help you get your pre-baby body back faster

This is a sponsored message from SRC Recovery  Postpartum recovery can be quite a challenge, and if you’re a new mom or about to be one, take a look at SRC Recovery Shorts. They’re recommended by healthcare providers to help speed up the healing process and get your pre-body back so you can start feeling like your old self again. The medical grade compression of the shorts is designed to hold fluid in one central place so that your body can get rid of it faster, while the abdominal support panel helps hold muscles together. Yet they’re still designed to be comfortable without restricting...

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Spawned Episode 9: You Are Not a Crappy Parent

This week on SPAWNED, we talk about sending our oldest daughters off to sleepaway camp, the good, the bad, and the hilarious. And wow, we’ve gotten so many amazing emails from our listeners thanking us for giving you new-ish parents hope that it does get better — so we thought we’d share our own newborn stories and advice for surviving these years. Hope our walk down postpartum, leaky boobed, sleep-deprived memory lane can help you! And as always, we close the show with our cool picks of the week, which includes a funny discussion about adult popsicles. Hmmmmm. Take a listen right now to SPAWNED...

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Post maternity wardrobe wins to keep you looking fresh and fabulous

Any woman who has recently given birth, like I have, has been there: Suddenly the baby is a few months old and you are finding yourself mentally ready to rejoin the other functioning members of society. There is just one problem… you have literally nothing to wear. Which means, time to look for post maternity clothing. Because with the extra [insert your own number here] pounds that are still clinging on post baby, your favorite wardrobe pieces may seem like a distant dream and the overworn maternity clothes that do fit are far less than appealing to you. I think most...

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Cake Maternity’s new lingerie offerings. Just in time to help moms-to-be feel sexy on Valentine’s Day too.

Valentine’s Day is, of course, my free pass to splurge on sexy lingerie. But don’t underestimate the power of lacy cotton panties to keep you feeling flirty the other 364 days of the year. We’ve been big fans of Cake Lingerie‘s beautiful lingerie made specifically for moms-to-be, and now I’m excited about their new fashion knickers packs. It’s comfortable-yet-sexy everyday underwear that you can wear during those months when you need a little extra something to make you feel fabulous, and then, long after baby is born.       This set of four very soft, very pretty cotton panties are cut low in the...

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10 years of Postpartum Progress: We’re standing up and cheering loudly for moms everywhere.

We’ve mentioned the amazing work of Postpartum Progress before, but if you’re not familiar with it, this is a good time. Katherine Stone’s blog-turned-full-fledged-nonprofit has grown into a true force for change, helping the hundreds of thousands of women around the world who suffer from the most underdiagnosed, underdiscussed, underfunded and undertreated women’s ailments in the the world. It is, quite literally, a lifesaver. So we’re so pleased to be able to wish Postpartum Progress a happy 10th anniversary this week.   Katherine Stone at the 2014 Iris Awards, accepting for Industry Influence – Philanthropic Work In that time, it’s amazing...

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HATCH Layers makes maternity basics comfy, chic and convenient. Yes, all at once.

Figuring out an outfit on a daily basis is not easy. Add pregnancy to the process and you can get a recipe for frustration as I can say from experience. Luckily HATCH, my favorite chic maternity brand, just introduced the HATCH Layers set, an easy formula for stylish dressing throughout your nine months and (way) beyond. The HATCH Layers concept is that you really only need three key pieces to build your pregnancy wardrobe: Tank top, long sleeve shirt and leggings. I concur! I lived in those three pieces during both of my pregnancies. Leggings and a tank can go under everything, and who doesn’t need a...

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Web Coolness: Important sunscreen news, what to do with bored kids this summer, and totally fun Orange is the New Black trivia

Here are the links to what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too.   Important sunscreen news: Why not to spray. (Also, our favorite non-toxic sunscreens.) OITNB Junkies: A guide to all the books the women of Orange is the New Black are reading. We’re proud supporters of this mom’s right to breastfeed somewhere people say she shouldn’t. The best grilling and cooking apps for summer  10 hotels to visit before you die. Probably not with the kids. Wow, twins delivered holding hands at birth. Confessions from our editor Kristen about really listening to your kids when their words hurt....

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Web Coolness: Last-minute Father’s Day DIY, the country’s best indie coffee shops, and hilarious kid letters from camp

Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too.   A bunch of free Father’s Day printables that dad will love, from cards to gift wrap and lots more. Hurry! Our huge $900 Father’s Day giveaway ends soon!  A comment on each post = an entry! Good luck. Great read over on How to Be a Dad: 13 dads reveal their struggle. We’re so laughing at the “I’m So Pregnant” spoof. Did your favorite home away from home make this list of the best coffee shops in the country? Here’s why adults should read YA. Hilarious. Last...

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Web Coolness: Children as women through history, the history of pink, and the case for not “leaning in.”

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we all have.   This fun photo series models children as great female role models through history. [h/t buzzfeed] Speaking of which, Happy 80th birthay to Jane Goodall! Did we get you with this April Fool’s joke on Cool Mom Tech? (Sorry!) Why people associate pink with girls. (For the record, we’ve always thought boys look great in pink.) A case for not leaning in and more sanity in our lives. Top children’s book authors and illustrate protest excessive school testing, including...

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How to drop baby weight realistically? 8 tips and tricks from a mom who’s been there.

So many new moms want to know how to drop baby weight and having gone through it myself–four times–you could say I have a few tips to offer. I felt extremely fortunate that I had a fairly easy time dropping my baby weight after my first and second kids. But then I had my third and I found myself down only 10 of the 50 pounds I had gained three months after giving birth. Fourth trimester indeed. Add in the prospect of having to wear a strapless bridesmaids dress to a wedding and I was nervous–but more determined to...

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Get waisted!

It seems like no matter how much of the postpartum baby weight I lose, I’m still stuck with the loose belly skin. And since I’m not ready to go under the knife for a tummy tuck, I remain committed to giving topical options like Mama Mio’s new Get Waisted! body shaper lotion a shot. I’ve long espoused the glories of Mama Mio natural skincare products, and this one is no different. This tummy tightening potion claims to get rid of puffiness, discourage fat deposits (sweet!), and improve the way your body breaks down the fat stored in fat cells....

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Mama Mio’s Bootcamp for Boobs – A boob job in a box

The way I see it, with every baby I have my boobs drop a centimeter. That’s not so bad when you’re wearing a super duper mama bra, but not so great when you’re letting them hang free for those precious 15 minutes before going horizontal at night. So when desperation calls and gravity sets in, might I suggest CMP super fave Mama Mio’s new Bootcamp for Boobs? This set provides includes two of their awesome potions–Tummy Toner and Boob Tube–along with an actual three-minute exercise programme. (It’s British and fancy.) Apparently, completing this 30-day regimen will help your boobs...

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Don’t know much about teratology, but Belli does

I’m conspicuously absent from photos taken after the birth of each of my babies. I know a lot of you mamas knows what I’m talking about. But it wasn’t even my complexion and weight that were making me camera-shy; it was my lady parts–my tender c-section incision and my ravaged nipples–that were making it nearly impossible for me to crack a smile. I wish I’d known about Belli’s pregnancy and motherhood skin care lines back then. Originally created by Dr. Jason Rubin for his own wife during her pregnancy, all the ingredients go through strict teratology screening process. Yeah,...

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Because You Pushed it Real Good

Of all the unspeakables that go along with pregnancy, can we agree that hemorrhoids take the cake? Chances are if you pushed out a baby, you’ve got a few of your very own, um, badges of honor. Thanks to parent-owned  Least Likely 2 Breed (who CMP readers might remember for their awesome Bad Ass Butt Balm and other irreverently titled mama lifesavers) we shall no longer be contributing to the retirement funds of Preparation H executives. Their brand new Roid Rage is easily the classiest and flashiest ‘roid remedy out there, all sealed up in a crystal-accented tin. There’s...

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No C-Ems

Aside from the rare celebrity or overexposed heiress who schedules her delivery around her publicity schedule, most women don’t exactly look forward to c-sections.

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