The Do’s & Don’ts When Visiting a New Baby

The Do’s & Don’ts When Visiting a New Baby

Born into a big family, I was always comfortable and looked forward to family gatherings. Therefore naturally, I didn’t put much thought into how early I wanted company around after giving birth. I completely disregarded how uncomfortable, how tired, how “ugly” I might be and how exhausting it is to be present for others when really you just want your own space.
The Double Standards of “Daddy Privilege” – Momsplained.

The Double Standards of “Daddy Privilege” – Momsplained.

Let me momsplain something here, “daddy privilege” is a term to describe the double standard that exists in parenting – praising dad for doing expected/normal duties. Is it new? No. But it is getting called out with more and more moms and dads (you go dads!) coming forward with the disgusting truth of how our society upholds such low standards for dads while expecting greatness from moms.

 

"To Bra or Not to Bra?" That is the Question.

"To Bra or Not to Bra?" That is the Question.

Honestly, my “bra energy” was low at the beginning of my pregnancy. Wearing a bra during the first trimester wasn’t so bad, it was going into the second and third trimester where wearing a bra felt suffocating and just downright uncomfortable.

Was I the only one who felt this way? Nope, turns out a lot of preggo mommas felt the urge to just rip off their bras in the middle of the day and let their “hoohas” hang. How could we not? Our body was expanding, the skin stretches and tight constrictive clothing will only cause farther irritation and none of us, wants to find ourselves scratching our boobs in public.

How To Prepare For A C-Section: Before, During & After

How To Prepare For A C-Section: Before, During & After

As a first-time mother, I naturally wanted to be as prepared as I could. I read all kinds of articles, attended webinars, spoke to other mothers, and eventually got to a point where I felt confident in visualising the ‘perfect’ birth. So when I found out at 34 weeks that my baby was breech and I was asked to consider a C-Section if she didn’t turn, I was more than a little thrown.

February 20, 2022 — Irena De Filippou
Be Proud Of Your Tiger Stripes

Be Proud Of Your Tiger Stripes

The human body is a remarkable thing. From the day we are born to the day we die; we go through so many changes. Our bodies carry us through the rigors of life and perform amazing feats. To this day one of the most amazing feats, despite being a tale as old as time, is the whole journey a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
“I Didn’t Love My Baby At First, Is That Normal?”

“I Didn’t Love My Baby At First, Is That Normal?”

When we picture birth, we visualize a bubble of love. The moment where we lock eyes with our darling baby, the relieved, sobbing chuckle we let out when we hear their strong cry, the first skin-to-skin bond we want to treasure and the tears that follow because we are so in love. And yet, how disappointing is it when the opposite happens, and that you don’t immediately fall in love with your new bundle of joy?
January 04, 2022 — Fatin Ekrami
Postpartum Hair Loss & 8 Treatments That Won’t Break The Bank

Postpartum Hair Loss & 8 Treatments That Won’t Break The Bank

For most women, their crowning glory is everything. Even if you’re a hijabi, your mane is still something you hold dear and fond of because a lot of women (men too) carry themselves more confidently with a good head of hair. But the moment you begin to start shedding hair, now that’s when panic kicks in.
October 20, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
Junita's Power Pumping Routine + Tips!

Junita's Power Pumping Routine + Tips!

Being heavy breasted meant that I had more storage space for milk, but I experienced a lot of blocked ducts as well. It was painful with many outbursts of crying and moments where I felt like giving up. I remember having cabbage leaves placed all over my breasts to just calm them tities!

October 14, 2021 — Junita Rashid
The New Mama: 16 Things Postpartum Moms Should Do For Themselves Daily

The New Mama: 16 Things Postpartum Moms Should Do For Themselves Daily

It’s no surprise how the postpartum period finds a lot of moms overwhelmed. It’s hard to find any time for yourself when you're constantly attending to baby & focusing on your recovery. But did you know that your recovery also includes laughing? Being kinder to yourself? Moving your body and taking a shower? Yes it does, mamas.
October 07, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
Hospital Bag Essentials For The New Mom

Hospital Bag Essentials For The New Mom

You're nearing the end of your pregnancy, you feel your water break, and your contractions begin. It's happening! Get your bags ready, and it's time to head to the hospital to welcome your precious one(s) into the world.
September 14, 2021 — Boss Mama
Momnesia: Is 'Mom Brain' Real? 10 Ways To Help You Cope

Momnesia: Is 'Mom Brain' Real? 10 Ways To Help You Cope

As moms, we carry a million and one things on our minds. From work, to household, to social life, to baby, to family, to keeping up with world issues, it’s a no-brainer (pun intended) that we find ourselves struggling to remember the smallest details.
September 11, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
7 Signs & Symptoms Of Preterm Labor: Understanding The Risk

7 Signs & Symptoms Of Preterm Labor: Understanding The Risk

When a woman says she’s experienced preterm labor (PTL), it basically means premature labor. Both carry the same meaning, whereby your body starts to get ready for birth a little too early during your pregnancy. An easy indicator of knowing whether you’re facing preterm labor is if you’re experiencing early symptoms as soon as 3 weeks prior your due date.
August 31, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami