LET HER HEAL

The transformation from maidenhood to motherhood is one that is too often taken too lightly.  It involves incomparable physical pain, indescribable emotional stress, and trauma that tends to be brushed off by outsiders as ‘normal’ and as a result, is either ignored or quickly forgotten.  But a mother doesn’t forget – not right away, at…

DEAR ANXIETY

Dear Anxiety, I wasn’t expecting to see you, nor your more elusive sidekick, O.C.D. – but alas, here we are. Considering the “Baby Blues” I suffered through during my first trimester, I was prepared for hormones to deliver a classic case of PPD following the birth of our Dear Otis. Instead, my postpartum infliction has…

LOSING MY POSTNATAL VIRGINITY

I was so convinced that my vagina would be demolished through childbirth that I spent close to $100.00 on online orders of plus-size adult diapers, perineum shaped ice packs, and Tucks antiseptic wipes. I thought for sure, looking at my 6’4” husband, that our baby, Otis, would destroy me and leave me crotch-broken for months….

APPARENTLY I’M A LINGERIE MODEL NOW

Four months ago, when my youngest little guy was three-months-old, my friend Nadine from Mayana Genevière asked me if I would be the cover-girl for her latest collection. Naturally, I laughed really, really hard. But then she explained that she really wanted to feature someone in her campaign who actually represented women in the postpartum…

THE 7 STAGES OF POSTPARTUM HAIRLOSS

I felt the need to write this for all the first timers out there. You’ve survived the puking and general exhaustion of the first trimester; you’ve carried the (physical and emotional) weight of the third. You pushed a baby out of your vag; you survived the dark days of newborndom, and you’ve emerged on the…