Tag Archives: Postpartum

The ‘Birthday Rule’ For Health Insurance And What New Parents Need To Know

Julia Meslener for Scary Mommy. Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash and Martin Barraud/Getty Did you know that if a child is born to parents that both carry health insurance, the parents don’t get to choose which insurance the child will be covered by? You have probably read that a few times and are currently thinking “What?!” But it’s…

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If You Have COVID, Breastfeeding May Actually Be Your Baby’s Best Protection

Scary Mommy and South_agency/Getty There’s lots of confusion over parents with COVID-19 and breastfeeding. Specifically, if you are infected with COVID-19, is it safe to continue breastfeeding your child? Obviously, you don’t want to transmit the virus to your child. However, you may want to breastfeed — but may worry that your breast milk contains…

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Postpartum Depression Made Me Resent My Children For Existing

kieferpix/Getty Trigger Warning: Severe Depression/Postpartum Depression I did not like my children when this photo was taken. Tiffany Jenkins/Facebook I actually resented them for existing. Kaiden was 17 months old and Chloe 1 month, and I didn’t want to be their mother. I didn’t want to change their diapers, feed them, and most of the…

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Taking Your First Postpartum Poop When Your Family Is In Zoom Meetings & Classes

Scary Mommy and globalmoments/Getty It’s been almost a decade, and I can still remember every detail — one of those of moments of motherhood that forever imprints itself on your soul. Filled with dread, wonder, and finally relief, I accomplished a task so daunting every mother can harken back to a similar moment: the first…

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What I Feed My Baby Doesn’t Define Me As A Mother

Scary Mommy and Floortje/ MonthiraYodtiwong/Getty Since the day my daughter, Mia, was born, breastfeeding has come naturally to her. Her latch was perfect from the get-go and aside from the multiple bouts of the thrush monster we’ve had to battle, our nursing relationship has gone very smoothly. I have been exclusively breastfeeding her for 18…

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