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Get Mom Strong! Pelvic Health & Fitness for New Moms & Moms-to-be

Get Mom Strong! Pelvic Health & Fitness for New Moms & Moms-to-be

Attention mamas and mamas-to-be! Are you acquainted with your pelvic floor? Familiar with diastasis recti? Prolapse? Incontinence? Have postpartum compression shorts become a staple of your wardrobe? This is just some of the exciting new vocabulary and apparel that can come along with motherhood. So as we think about health and fitness on our motherhood journey, it is important that pregnant moms, new moms, and even women trying to conceive pay special attention to what their changing bodies need.  To kick us off right, we caught up with two awesome experts to help guide new and expecting moms down the...

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Supermom Spotlight Series: Introducing Moni Gerbini Hershenhorn, Founder of Boose Brand

Supermom Spotlight Series: Introducing Moni Gerbini Hershenhorn, Founder of Boose Brand

Simple Wishes is thrilled to continue our Supermom Spotlight Series. Each month we sit down with an inspiring supermom and dig into her story. From birthing experts and entrepreneurs to philanthropists and everyday moms, we aim to enlighten and empower the Supermom in all of us with each story. For our latest Supermom Spotlight, we sat down with Boose Brand founder Moni Gerbini Hershenhorn. Her new company has launched the first ever maternity little black dress that makes breastfeeding or pumping easier without screaming “I’m a nursing dress”! Raised in Upstate New York in a Lebanese-American household, Moni watched both...

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Where Do Unwanted Maternity Clothes Go?

Where Do Unwanted Maternity Clothes Go?

This misconception was based on my own personal experience growing up. My sister, Debra, and I did not come from a family of means. We have 8 siblings and most of our childhood clothing shopping was done at the Goodwill. Shopping at the mall or big department stores was simply out of reach for my parents’ budget or our own paper route money.  As I researched information for this article, I was shocked to discover only 10-15% of donated clothing, in the USA, ends up actually being sold in the second-hand market. As I followed the paths that old clothes might take, once...

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Top 5 Pregnancy Apps Voted on By our Team of Moms

Top 5 Pregnancy Apps Voted on By our Team of Moms

Pregnancy can be exciting and at times overwhelming, especially for new parents.  The good news is there are a ton of apps out there to help you make sense of all the exciting milestones and prepare you for your new babe. Our team of moms sat down to help you cut through the noise to summarize the top five pregnancy tracker apps we would recommend as best pregnancy apps to use. Each app we recommend contains features such as a calendar for appointments, details on embryology, and a journal to log your mood, food, and water intake. All of these...

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Packing Your Push Pack (aka Hospital Bag) Checklist

Packing Your Push Pack (aka Hospital Bag) Checklist

Hooray Hooray, your newborn baby is on the way! You’ve probably heard of a Push Present, but before a Push Present, we want to make sure you’ve packed the best Push Pack (aka. Hospital bag). We are here to help when you’re starting to nest and then ready to organize your hospital bag for your big “Labor Day”. Read on for what we would suggest you put in your Push Pack. It is a good idea to prepare this bag prior to your due date, we suggest around 37 and 38 weeks.  This will both ensure you’re ready and to...

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How Long Does Breast Milk Last

How Long Does Breast Milk Last

One of the most frequently asked questions is: "How long does breast milk stay good for?"   The wonderful thing about breast milk is that it is alive! It has pre and probiotics that help coat your newborn's intestinal tract and keep it healthy. So the real question is, how do we store this breast milk to make sure it has the optimum amount of nutrients for our newborn without any harmful bacterial growth?   We like to refer to the CDC, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and ABM, or Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, guidelines when passing out...

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