Cardinal Health Perineal Cold Pack and Postpartum Recovery Recommendations {Review}

Postpartum advice on Creative Madness Mama

“Cardinal Health sent me this product to try, and donated to a charity of my choice.” This is a post for the mamas, and soon to be mamas, and not the kids. I intend this to continue to be a PG blog, however this post may need a bit more parental guidance. My best friend just had her first baby and I have been thinking a lot about babies lately as it seems so many of my friends are suddenly starting families and my own “baby” is 15 months old and turning into a toddler quickly. As the time was approaching for my friend I found myself recounting things that I experienced or learned and was glad to know and wanted her to know ahead of time. At this point in my life I have had three typical births with practically no intervention, thank the Lord. One of the things. . .

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Fresh Produce Clothing – Summer Dress

After AppleBlossom was born I went back to wearing my early maternity clothes and then later I went back to some “real pants” no elastic waist, and “real bras” not nursing bras for about two weeks before I found I was pregnant with OrangeBlossom. In this second pregnancy I was able to wear the same things and added a new outfit here and there and was pretty set. Now, it has been nine months and I’ve lost 49 lbs. Yes! Almost 50!! The clothes I had before are not right. Now I know it is an often occurrence to discover that your body is not what you know or even recognize after having a baby, but I did not know which direction to go. I needed smaller, but not quite as small as pre pre pregnancy. Also, while some maternity clothes do fit, they are designed to emphasize a baby. . .

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LaborLooks Maternity Gowns

It was about two years before AppleBlossom was born that I started blogging and I was a quilt blogger first, and then a book blogger. But when I became pregnant the first time all that changed as naturally I wanted to share the word about some fabulous products that I just fell in love with during my maternity months, and then soon after baby months. While in the two years since she was born I have come across some of my favorite products, by far my most favorite maternity product was something that I got to use during OrangeBlossom’s birth and how I wish I had it when AppleBlossom was born. After AppleBlossom was born we had an extended and highly unpleasant stay in the maternity ward. I know that LaborLooks Maternity Gowns would have helped! This time around in pregnancy I couldn’t help but want one, so I begged. . .

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Pirose for Nursing

Invented by a nursing mother, Pirose is a lightweight, breathable nursing scarf like no other on the market. Designed for new mothers who refuse to sacrifice style for function, the revolutionary Pirose works as a multi-way nursing scarf and fashion accessory providing discreet coverage and a stylish touch.

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Cooking to Conceive by Kim Hahn and the Editors of Conceive Magazine

It’s not just a healthy diet that can affect a woman’s chances of getting pregnant certain foods can actually help boost fertility. Now, the nation’s #1 fertility magazine offers a full course of recipes specifically designed to help you get pregnant. With surprisingly healthy ingredients like avocado, filet mignon, even dark chocolate, adding calcium, folate, and antioxidants to your diet has never been tastier! Brimming with expert advice and tips, this is the unparalleled resource for any woman preparing to start a family.

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Maternity Clothes

I am so totally bummed. I just want to sit on the floor and cry, and I felt that way in the middle of a crowded store. I’ve gone through my closet and pulled out all my maternity clothes from my previous pregnancy and they are all summer. Short sleeves, cap sleeves and thin thin thin cotton material. That does nothing for me when it’s 33* outside! Of course today it’s 65, but yesterday was in the 30s and it’s not quite ready to warm up yet. But on top of that I tried on some of those clothes thinking I’d just throw a sweater over it and some of those are too small. I’m 12 weeks-ish pregnant and already huge. How did this happen? I was not this big postpartum and all of the sudden I look like I’m months pregnant instead of barely weeks. We went to the. . .

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Baby Bond – Modest Nursing & Conversing

BabyBond Original is worn like a sash, functioning like a nursing top. Wear with shirts that are accessible to nurse from the top. Separate the layers of fabric to achieve latch on. Double panel keeps breast covered above and below. Mom’s postnatal belly and back remain covered with her own shirt. Built-in 9 x 12″ double layer terry velour burp cloth. Rolls up compact and stores in matching pouch. Machine washable. 100% cotton. Made in USA.

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The New Mom’s Guide to Your Body After Baby by Susan Besze Wallace with Monica Reed, MD

Get ready to embrace the new you.

You might have noticed that you brought a new body home along with that bundle of joy. Your feet are bigger, your breasts are like melons, and you still can’t fit into any of your old clothes. You may be asking yourself, “Will I ever feel normal again?”

The New Mom’s Guide to Your Body after Baby helps you navigate the bewildering world of breastfeeding, resuming sexual activity, and finding something–anything–in your closet that will fit. It also shows you how to weather the emotional storms that inevitably follow having a baby. With the insight in this book you will be on your way to celebrating the new you in no time.

You can do this! The New Mom’s Guides are here to help.

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World Breastfeeding Week: Diapers.com DEALS

Our Popular Ongoing Affiliate Promotions Free 2-Day Shipping on all orders $49+ Bravado Nursing Bra + Tank Special Buy 2 or More Nursing Bras or Tanks from Bravado Designs, Save 20% on your purchases Code: AUGUST20PCT End Date: August 15th, 2010 FREE Lansinoh Pump Offer – FREE Lansinoh Manual Pump with purchase of a Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Pump Code: AUGUST20PCT End Date: August 15th, 2010 $5 off First Years Nursing Comfort Instant Relief System – Code: AUGUST20PCT End Date: August 31st, 2010 20% off Simplisse Pumps Code: AUGUST20PCT End Date: August 31st, 2010

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Pumpin’ Comfort Kit for Nursing Mothers

If you have been around my blog any little bit since AppleBlossom was born you may know that I’m breastfeeding. It is not something that I talk about much, but it is a fact. Now at almost a year old, we’re still making it. No idea how long we’ll go, not really worried about that. What I do worry about is pretty and proper coverage, which I often get with my wraps and slings and also my Nurf… but that’s another post for another day.

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The Moment You Knew Blog Tour

It was probably around the end of the year in 2006 when I really started trying to get pregnant and noticing that I was not. It was two years later when our blessing happened. Every morning I had been using an ovulation monitor and then within the right amount of time testing. The moment I knew, I did not believe it. It was just another morning, checking the tests again. But it was so much more. On my bed, I just sat there saying “Thank you thank you thank you God!” I took two tests just to make sure and text messaged a picture to my Enginerd. Of course he did not respond. So then I called him and he said he didn’t know what it meant. *sigh* Our AppleBlossom is such a blessing and everyday I remember how much even during the headaches. *wink* Going back you can see. . .

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MoBoleez Nursing Bonnets

Introducing “MoBoleez” – the world’s first breastfeeding hat! What’s a breastfeeding hat? A breastfeeding hat is based on a simple, fun idea. The idea? Design a hat just for the breastfeeding baby, with a tiny little head and great big brim. The wide brim offers a little privacy for mom, and cuts out distractions for baby. The fun? Super soft, all natural fabrics, baby-friendly colours, and delightful illustrations for the top of the head (visible when breastfeeding of course!) And, when moms lift up the brim, there’s a little message from baby! Beautifully made, eco-friendly, and cute as a button, MoBoleez represents a brand new product category for retailers. What’s MoBoleez? MoBoleez , “Modern Bonnets for Breastfeeding Babes”, is a Canadian company founded in 2006 by Diane Sam, a nursing, working mother of two. MoBoleez is a baby products company focused on supporting and celebrating the breastfeeding mum. MoBoleez recently. . .

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