Pregnancy is a state that puts new strains and pressures on every part of our body, including our pelvic floor. For most women, the pelvic floor is a part of our body we don't think about until it stops working or until we have to push a human through it. I highly recommend you take some time to listen to this fantastic podcast discussing how we can all support healthy function of our pelvic floor through pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Some of the topics covered are Kegels or no Kegels, squatting and how to do it right, and the reason you should stop wearing all shoes with heels.
My first baby wasn't a sleeper. My second baby was an even worse sleeper. I entered a state of delirium I didn't even know could exist--for years. When I was expecting my third baby, and my four-year-old was still having major sleep issues, I knew I needed help. Of the myriad of books and websites devoted to baby sleep, Precious Little Sleep (formerly Troublesome Tots) was the only one that helped me. It was not a quick fix, nor did it help my baby sleep through the night by six weeks old, but my third baby was sleeping through the night at about eight months old with minimal pain and trauma for baby or mama. For any mama who needs more sleep, check it out below:
Doula, mother, crunchy minimalist, Christ follower.