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

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

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

5 Online Resources for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

5 Online Resources For Postpartum Depression And Anxiety | The Blossoming Bump

Postpartum Progress – One of the leading online resources for postpartum depression and anxiety (as well as every other postpartum mood disorder you could ever care to learn more about), makes this site worth a lengthy visit if you’re looking for solidarity. Guest posters keep the information and insights here raw and real. We’ve all read the symptom list a … Read More

The Truth About ‘Mom Sleep': A whole new kind of ‘rest’…

The Truth About Mom Sleep | The Blossoming Bump

I miss sleep. It used to be a good sleeper. No wait. A great sleeper. By which I mean to say I was really really good at it. I really perfected my sleeping skills in early teenage-dom, practicing whenever I could and challenging myself often to reach new heights, according to the length of time I could pass our for. … Read More

Coping with Mom Fear: Helicopter? Lawnmower? Mom.

Coping With Mom Fear: Helicopter? Lawnmower? Mom. | The Blossoming Bump

I’ve never known love like it. I know I’m a singing, dancing cliche for saying that, but frankly there’s no better way of summing it up. When I met my son for the first time, damp and squirming on my chest, my own heart still pounding roughly from the exertion of labor, I was in awe. For such a tiny … Read More