Tag: pregnancy

Yoga Benefits Are Endless For New and Expectant Mothers

By Rachael Coopes From the moment a woman finds out that they are pregnant they arrive on a new, foreign battlefield. Long before the ‘terrible twos’ and ratbag teenage years, there is a smorgasbord of emotions and challenges new and expectant mothers must face with warrior strength. Like the mythological yoga heroes that have gone before them, pregnant women need to…

6 Important Career Moves to Make Before Entering Motherhood

By: Nancy Mcsharry Jensen and Sarah Duenwald What happens when you’re trying to juggle a full-time job during the pandemic as well as trying to get pregnant? You may feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster, ranging from excitement to complete overwhelm, and depending on the day, everything in between. Whether you’ve been trying (and maybe struggling) to get pregnant, working on…

How ‘Matrescence’ Could Positively Transform Women’s Experience of Motherhood

By Belinda Haan When a woman is pregnant, her wellbeing is front and centre. Are you looking after yourself? Are you getting enough rest? Are you getting help? And once the baby arrives, the conversation swiftly moves almost solely to the wellbeing and behaviour of the baby. Is she sleeping well? Is he feeding well? Are they a good baby?…

Everything Expecting Mothers Need To Know During COVID-19

By: Sarah Jacoby If you’re pregnant amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s understandable that you’d be a little extra worried about what the coronavirus means for you. Now new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that some pregnant people with COVID-19 can experience severe symptoms and birth complications. For the study, researchers looked at data for 598 pregnant women who…

How To Reduce Stress While Trying To Conceive

By: Josephine Atluri Are you trying to conceive or dealing with infertility issues amid a pandemic? Each experience on its own is hard enough, but navigating them during a pandemic might make your stress level go through the roof. As we become focused on having a child, it can evolve into an all-consuming existence riddled with unyielding sadness, frustration and disappointment. Managing your…