Body after Baby

This is reposted from a blog I wrote a couple of years ago, after yet another conversation with a beautiful new mum, who felt stressed and pressured to ‘bounce back’ after having her baby. __________ Having a baby changes your body. Fact. You fall...

Postpartum vs Postnatal

You may have noticed, in MamaCare’s resources, articles and social media posts, the term postpartum appearing more often than postnatal. Someone asked me recently why this is, as the former is more commonly used in the US while the latter more common in...

The Gift of MamaCare

In the lead-up to Christmas and the festive season, many of us spend time and energy working out what to gift our loved ones. And the choices abound when it comes to new or expectant parents. There are innumerable products and things available – gadgets and...

Five Ways to Help a New Mama

Firstly. Whenever you visit, without exception, bring food. Food is always, always, appropriate and appreciated. At the very least, it should be something you can share together during your visit (so you’re not eating into her supplies). And even better is the...

The Golden Month

According to Chinese medicine traditions, the four to six week period following birth is known as the Golden Month. This is a common practice that is seen in similar forms in many traditions and cultures the world over. For example, the ‘cuarenta’ in Latin...