New Moms

8 Things You Didn't Expect After Having a Baby

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

Before I delivered by first son I knew basically nothing about post-delivery recovery. I knew a minimal amount from medical school. There would be bleeding and soreness. I didn't need a medical degree to assume that. What to really expect was a mystery. These aren't things that moms and moms-to-be discuss very often, at least not in my social circle.

New Moms Should Know: Breastfeeding Is Hard!

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

Tears in my eyes, I looked up from my nursing chair at The Hubster, who had our hungry newborn daughter in his arms. I felt like I was trapped in a cruel science experiment to determine how much nipple pain an exhausted new mother could take in two hour intervals before she cracked. Expectant first-time moms: Breastfeeding is hard.

What Baby Books Don't Tell You About Breastfeeding

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Even though mothers are anxious to see their child latching well and feeding on the breast, to know that their particular experience is occurring in most every room on the ward, does help somewhat to dispel the belief that they have done something wrong, that there is something wrong with them, and/or that their baby will never breastfeed.

Kate Middleton's New Mom Experience Will Never Be Ordinary

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

From the moment it was announced that Prince William's wife, Kate, was expecting their first child, and third-in-line-for-the-throne-heir, many moms and the media have struggled to find commonalities between her new baby experience, and everyone else's. Everyday challenges a new mom faces will always have a slight variance for Kate.

My Six-Week Maternity Leave Was Best For My Lifestyle

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

It was my choice to go back to work six weeks after having my second child and I won't lie, this week was tough. That being said, I awoke each morning delighted to start the day, hit the ground running and engage in my life's work. I figure if nothing else, being excited to head to work is an important metric in my quest to design a tailored life.

Giving Birth Doesn't Mean Losing Control of Your Bladder

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada
Dr. Meghan Walker

There is nothing on the outside that would suggest that otherwise normal, busy mothers secretly experience LBL or light bladder leakage. Although not the case for everyone, these symptoms commonly arise following the birth of a baby. Even more commonly, women manage the symptoms in silence.

The 4 Biggest Excersie Obstacles for New Moms and How to Overcome Them

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

As a personal trainer, I get a lot of emails from new moms asking me how to lose the weight, how to exercise from home, how to stay motivated and how to maximize their time. I've finally devised a plan for these moms that will solve the four biggest fitness obstacles that new moms face.

Why Moms Should Stop Judging Each Other

Cheryl Kirkness | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Living
Cheryl Kirkness

We've all heard the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," yet some of us don't understand the full meaning until we have children of our own. Rather than criticize each other for the parenting decisions we've made, let's start to look at ways we can support one another. After all, we're all mothers with a common goal -- raising healthy and happy children.

SavvyMom Roundup: Mom Strike, Inside Google and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's been planes, trains, hotels and automobiles for me this week and here's what caught my attention along the way. How many times a day do you Google something? It's such a part of our everyday life that it's as important as oxygen at SavvyMom HQ. But have you ever wondered what the "Google machine" actually looks like?