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 stressful. As a community we have agreed that there are limited sources out there for mothers to educate themselves on the matter. Not only is being a mother challenging it is also full of unknowns. If the fallacy of the euphoria of Motherhood were to be dispelled, it’s possible mothers could venture into this new chapter equipped with the knowledge and preparation to thrive. We want to bring awareness and offer our stories and advice to help and support mothers who have had similar situations or are preparing to become mothers.
Carolyn Hecken helps us to cope with loss and explains the importance of the International Remembrance Day for Pregnancy and Infant Loss. Über Moms Katie Rössler (Family Counselor) and Laura Kohler co-write a piece detailing the signs of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety bringing to light the red flags of PPD.
Life Coach Julie Leonard gives her professional advice on when to seek professional help.
Marisa Nilphraphan tells us how she has coped with spending the last half a year dealing with the challenges of single parenting, with a husband working abroad, a toddler and a 6 month old.
Pia Johnson has struggled with her body not cooperating with exercising Postpartum and shares her tips on impertinent information about your body after giving birth.
Lastly, Anne Frazier Ahrens, has dealt with the hardships and joys of giving birth to a child with health issues and is lending a hand to helping moms in a similar situation find the support they need.
I encourage you to share your story with new moms and speak outright and truthfully even when it may seem taboo to do so. Expectant mothers and new mothers have the right to know what may stand before them. You can help someone without even knowing.
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Jordan Sapir, mother of 2 glitter laden girls, 1 and 3, studied Journalism and International Political Science in NYC, a place she once called home. She can slaughter 5 languages fluently. She has worked in a newsroom or 2, walked a catwalk or three, and is all for an impromptu adventure. Having traded in her Prada for Preztels, the founder of Über Moms, lives in Munich, while being a stay at home mom, and studying to become a certified nutritionist. She is a mommy on a mission and wants to help fellow mothers stay healthy, raise happy families and beat a PR here and there.