Parenting Life

What Is Black Maternal Health Week?

Black mother breastfeeding baby with assistance from lactation consultant

On April 11-17, we celebrate  Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW). According to the CDC, black women are currently three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. This article will review the current state of the U.S. maternal mortality rate, recommendations for pregnant families and healthcare providers, and how to be an advocate for maternal and reproductive health.

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The Power of Writing a Letter to Future Mom You and How to Get Started

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As mothers, we carry an enormous load for our families. But often, the physical, mental, and emotional burdens that we carry go unseen and underappreciated by most of the world. Instead of being celebrated for all that we’re doing, we’re often critiqued for all that we are not doing. Let's take a closer look at a self-compassion practice called “Compassionate Letter Writing” that is a tool to cultivate emotional strength and is rooted in an evidence-based approach to mental wellness.

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Its Okay to Feel Touched Out On Valentines Day

It’s Okay to Feel Touched-Out On Valentine's Day

Motherhood is overwhelming. So it is completely normal and natural that instead of interpreting a partner’s physical touch as a time to connect, that we see physical intimacy as just another thing on our long list of to-dos-for-others. There are a number of ways to be able to honor feeling “touched-out” while still connecting with your partner in the hopes of kindling emotional intimacy…and maybe even just a little physical intimacy (when you’re ready, of course).

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COVID-19 Vaccines During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding

With an overwhelming amount of information and assumptions about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines circulating, it may be difficult to decipher facts from opinions during the pandemic. Understandably, many new and expectant moms have questions. We’ve worked with leading medical experts to gather answers from sources you can trust. 

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5 Diaper Bag Essentials for Babies and Mamas

Wondering what you should pack in your diaper bag? It's common for first-time moms to go a little overboard in the preparedness department. Here is a list of a few items that are total essentials in your diaper bag to make things easier. 

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6 Stories From The NICU

In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, we’re highlighting the journeys of 6 NICU mothers, from giving birth preterm to navigating the challenging early weeks of life with a preemie.

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Meet Aeroflow Breastpumps' Medical Director

We're excited to introduce our new Medical Director, Dr. Jessica Madden. Dr. Madden will be helping us to provide the best possible educational resources and content on women's health before, during and after pregnancy!

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World Breastfeeding Week

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with the chance to win a Pumping Room Makeover!

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