For the entire month of October Über Moms have vowed to bring awareness in our community about the truths of Postpartum. Pregnancy and childbirth are miraculous and beautiful, yet at the same time can be immensely emotionally overwhelming, scary and … Continue reading Letter from the Editor
By Carolyn Hecken
On this day, October 15th, we observe an international day of remembrance for pregnancy and infant loss. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS and the passing of a newborn. Unfortunately, the loss of a baby in pregnancy is not uncommon. Continue reading “Coping with Loss: #iam1in4”
By Laura Kohler and Katie Rössler
Here are the things they don’t always tell you about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Continue reading “You are not alone”
By Anne Frazier Ahrens
Anyone can get Post Partum Depression or Anxiety, but if your baby has health issues, you are at a much higher risk than the average mom. In addition, moms (and dads too!) with prolonged NICU or hospital stays are at high risk for PTSD. According to the Journal of the American Heart Association, PPD occurs in up to 39% of mothers whose children are in the NICU and 10-20% develop PTSD. Continue reading “When Your Baby Has Health Issues”
By Pia Johansson
Not being Über amongst the Übers and what to do to make it better
Sometimes, it’s not just about being committed and motivated and finding time for that precious alone time. If the body doesn’t cooperate then motivation doesn’t matter. And it can be difficult then, when your tribe is the Über Moms; a bunch of awesome, driven, continuously exercising supermoms! Continue reading “When the postpartum body doesn’t cooperate”
By Marisa Nilphraphan
First of all, before I tell my story, I want to make it clear that I am not a single mother. I was raised by a single mother, and whatever my situation should be classified as, it is not single motherhood, which is a life far more demanding than my own. Continue reading “Postpartum Single Motherhood”
By Julie Leonard
I remember clearly the first couple of weeks after my son was born. My hormones were all over the place, I was exhausted, I was SO emotional and I felt overwhelmed, uncertain and scared. Even though I knew that this was normal I really struggled and it was such a hard time which thankfully passed within a few weeks. Continue reading “Seeking Help for PND”
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Personal Goals. The most important thing about setting goals is to write them down. Have clear specific attainable goals. There will be no, “I want to lose all my baby fat, jump up in an income class and run a marathon by the end of this challenge”. Your goal list should be time and goal specific. Personal goals: By the end of the challenge I want to lose 3 kilos. Your goals don’t have to look like the answer sheet to your 8th grade vocational exam. Be honest with yourself. accurate and reasonable. These should be short term goals that … Continue reading Challenge 7 Goals
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