Pregnancy, birth, and now the aftermath—a beautiful baby, but what about mommy?
Pregnancy and new motherhood are amazing, life-changing experiences. Throughout pregnancy, an OBGYN or midwife makes sure that both mommy and baby are healthy and happy. Once the baby is born and the initial stages of healing are complete, all the attention shifts toward baby. While it is wonderful to focus on baby, many women are left wondering what is happening to mommy!
Marin Mommies is pleased to present a guest article by massage therapist, doula, and yoga teacher Elizabeth Shelhart on the many benefits of prenatal massage.
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to rapidly adjust to the new levels of hormones circulating throughout her system and her emotional balance is also affected. Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body changes in ways she never imagined before. Muscles soften, ligaments lengthen, skin stretches, and organs shift around as the baby grows in its underwater home. Pregnancy is by far one of the most transformational experiences a woman will ever go through.
When I had my first baby four years ago, I didn’t realize the mountain of paperwork that would come home with me from the hospital. Once I got it home, I tried to figure out where to file it all. Some of it I ended up tossing, some got lost, and some actually got filed. I recently came across the BabyBriefcase, a unique organizer designed to store all your baby’s paperwork—from birth certificate and insurance paperwork to thank-you lists and baby equipment warranties. The easy-to-carry BabyBriefcase also fits into many standard size file cabinets. The BabyBriefcase retails for $29.95.