Creating Space to Process Motherhood

by Cathryn Monro When it’s not what you thought it would be Becoming a mother can be shocking, difficult, and frightening. Your body, focus and lifestyle all undergo a huge transition. Along with your identity, your priorities and worries change. Even when things go to plan it can be a struggle to adapt. Sometimes our […]

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Balancing Breastfeeding and Body Image: Tiffany’s Story

by Tiffany Brunhoefer “My body felt unfamiliar” The first few months after I gave birth, I focused on enjoying being a new mom and embracing this new phase for my family. For me, the end of pregnancy signaled a turning point in a long road of nausea, pain, swelling, and general discomfort. I embraced the […]

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Easing Into a Postpartum Workout Routine

by Lisa Schoenholt After my son’s birth, I waited until I had a two-hour window to take a workout class and finally have some time to myself. I waited…and waited…and waited. As the weeks turned into months, it was abundantly clear that my “magic window” wasn’t going to just happen, and I needed a new […]

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Advocating for my Mental Health: Cara’s Story

by Cara Koster If you need immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is a free and confidential network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide. It is available 24/7 to contact in a crisis at 1-800-273-8255. You can call for yourself or someone you care about. For additional help, call the Postpartum Support International (PSI) warmline […]

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Feeling at Ease in My Body: Kristine’s Story

As mothers, our bodies undergo so many changes during preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum.  We believe that it is possible to be healthy, thriving, and loving to yourself in every season. Kristine is a Whole Mamas member. Today she shares about feeling at ease in her body through her motherhood journey. Kristine shares her story in […]

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Loving My Postpartum Body: Karina’s Story

As mothers, our bodies undergo so many changes during preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum.  We believe that it is possible to be healthy, thriving, and loving to yourself in every season. Karina is a Whole Mamas member. Today she’s sharing her lifelong struggle with body image and how pregnancy and postpartum shifted her relationship with her […]

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Defining Whole30 Success for Mamas

This month, as our community journeys together through the January Whole30, we are focusing on positive body image in every season. While trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and through postpartum, you may be watching your body change in ways that feel out of your control. For some women this can cause struggles with trusting, honoring, […]

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Can My Diet Impact My Mood Postpartum?

The information included in Dear Stephanie posts is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for your own situation, or if you have any questions regarding conception, pregnancy, or your prenatal treatment […]

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Food as Medicine Postpartum: Replenishing Nutrient Stores and Restoring the Gut

by Stephanie Greunke If you need immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is a free and confidential network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide. It is available 24/7 to contact in a crisis at 1-800-273-8255. You can call for yourself or someone you care about. For additional help, call Postpartum Support International’s warmline at 800-944-4773. You’ll get […]

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Food as Medicine Postpartum: Reducing Inflammation and Regulating Blood Sugar

by Stephanie Greunke  If you need immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is a free and confidential network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide. It is available 24/7 to contact in a crisis at 1-800-273-8255. You can call for yourself or someone you care about. For additional help, call Postpartum Support International’s warmline at 800-944-4773. You’ll get […]

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