Should you Belly Bind Postpartum?

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Lamenting your lower back pain? Consider wearing a postpartum corset!

It may sound archaic, or anti-feminist, or just uncomfortable, however the reality is anything but.  A postpartum corset retrains the abdominal tissue to support your lower back and your organs, making you stronger, healthier and more comfortable. Our massage therapists at Glow have recommended them for 8 years with consistently positive results and unanimous client appreciation.

Check out the following sleek options and email us at glow@gloweastbay.com or ask your midwives about their recommended use in the days and weeks after birth:

https://www.leonisa.com/en/products/everyday-invisible-cincher/

https://www.leonisa.com/en/products/tummy-reducer-post-partum-panty/

https://www.leonisa.com/en/products/high-waist-postpartum-panty-with-adjustable-belly-wrap/

 

Thank you http://www.gloweastbay.com for the recommendation!

Oh How They Grow

Welcome to another before and after.  The first photo is Carol with her enviable daughter, Angelina, holding a perfect babe.  The second photo is that perfect babe all “grown” up.  Is there a pause button?!  Happy National Midwifery Week.

An Upstate Placenta Burial

As Nicole’s maternity leaves comes to an end, she and her family drove to beautiful Woodstock, NY to commemorate their newest journey.  Nicole, her husband Elias, and their daughter Eudora buried the placenta in the same place the two got married. They finished the day by a nearby swimming hole.  Way to wrap up the 4th Trimester in style and love.

 

Got Breastmilk?

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Hello MCNYC families, friends and fellow birth workers,
We are reaching out to you because Shar and I are midwives to a family who is in need. As many of you know, I did 6 months and many, many ounces of privately donated breast milk after Angelina was born. It is a wonderful memory in an other wise sometimes disorienting and challenging but always powerful time. Please feel free to pass this on to others you think may be able to help. The birth grapevine is powerful!
Hi, there!

My name is Charise and I’m an UWS mom-to-be expecting her first baby in mid-November. As a carrier of the BRCA gene, and after losing my mother too young to breast & ovarian cancer, I had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy in 2007. It was the best decision I ever made (aside from marrying my wonderful husband Alex, cc’d here), as I am worry-free and cancer-free. But I will miss breastfeeding.
The blessings of the mastectomy are abundant, and this new one- learning about how moms share milk with gals like me- is one of the brightest blessings of all. So, Alex and I bought ourselves a deep freezer, it’s all plugged in, and we are seeking moms who might be willing to pump us a bag or two of milk for our baby. 
If you think this is something you might be able to do, we would be ever-so-grateful, happily skip on over to your home to pick it up, and forever remember you with full hearts as we feed our baby.
We would be happy to share any more information about us if you might find it comforting to know where your milk is going. Basically, we are more in love with each other and this baby than we ever thought possible, and hope to expand that love with nutritious milk from our community.
Thanks for reading and take good care.
With love & gratitude,
Charise
Alex

Happy Breastfeeding Week!

There are SO many steps to “successful” breastfeeding. We want to wish all of you breastfeeding families out there a week of celebrating every one of your breastfeeding accomplishments. It is not an easy road for everyone, and however you got there, you are enough!

Here are some of our MCNYC moms breastfeeding, or working their way to breastfeeding their little bubs.