Delayed Cord Clamping: Why we did it (and will again)!

Delayed Cord Clamping: Why We Did It | The Blossoming Bump

There’s something stirring birth wise over in the UK. It’s not unheard of certainly, yet neither is it considered common practice in western medicine. Well, at least not until now. And what is this exciting new ‘fad’ that’s causing an ever growing stir among UK midwives, you might wonder? Delayed cord clamping, that’s what. I think that The American College … Read More

10 Ways to Help Prevent Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

10 Ways To Help Prevent Postpartum Depression And Anxiety | The Blossoming Bump

1. Herbs Please contact your healthcare provider before using any herbs during your pregnancy or in your postpartum period, especially if breastfeeding or if you’re on any medications! Common herbs used during postpartum recovery: St. John’s Wort Chamomile Hibiscus flower Lavender Rose Hips Lemon Balm Leaf 2. Nutrition Iron rich foods such as spinach, chicken and fish, and nuts and … Read More

‘New Mom’ Blueberry Zucchini Crumb Muffins!

'New Mom' Blueberry Zucchini Crumb Muffins | The Blossoming Bump

So, in the midst of stocking up my freezer for baby number 2 (stocking up is putting it lightly, this poor appliance is fit to burst!) I decided to branch out a little on the muffin front. I knew I needed something that would help with lactation for nursing Thing Two (why, hello raw oats and flax seed!), something I could … Read More

Why It Took Me a Year to Submit to Being a Mom

Why It Took Me A Year To Submit To Being A Mom | The Blossoming Bump

There are changes in our life that we choose, and there are those that choose us. Motherhood is a weird one. A strange dichotomy of the two. For some of us it’s a surprise sure, but for many it’s a planned adventure, filled with expectation and excitement for all that it’s known to bring into our lives. This was how … Read More

Could ‘New Mom Counseling’ Be What You’re Missing?

New Mom Counseling | The Blossoming Bump

It took me almost 5 months to get there. Counselling I mean. Of course for me it was definitely necessary considering the postpartum anxiety and depression I suffered after the birth of my first son, but it the whole thing got me thinking. Is there really anyone out there who couldn’t benefit from at least one session with a trained counselor, to … Read More

5 Things YOU Should Do To Prepare For Breastfeeding!

5 Things You Should Do To Prepare For Breastfeeding | The Blossoming Bump

1. Take a class and/or find a local group: Hopefully you’ll have access to a lactation consultant after your birth, but even so a short class to fill you in on the basics and kit you out with a few problem solving strategies ahead of time, can really help support your new mama breastfeeding adventures when sleep deprivation and frustration … Read More

Why Ignorance is (New Mom) Bliss

Why Ignorance Is New Mom Bliss | The Blossoming Bump

I received a link to an article today, albeit from a well meaning family member, that nearly made me lose it. This article was focused around one specific mom’s truly tragic story, about how she lost her 3 month old child. It’s every single mother’s worst nightmare and if you try to tell me your mind’s never gone there, even … Read More

Why Midwife Care is for Me: My View on the US Birthing System

Why Midwife Care Is For Me: My View On The US Birthing System | The Blossoming Bump

We’re pretty darn blessed in this day and age, when it comes to choice aren’t we? Choice about what we eat, wear, do. Where we work, pray, gather, live, and which values we choose to instill in our offspring. And how we birth. We get a lot of choice on how we birth too. Or so we think. You see, while … Read More