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Healthy eating after pregnancy: what’s important and how to plan

For a lot of moms, finding a way to eat healthfully after having a baby can be challenging and stressful, if not a complete afterthought. Preparing meals for yourself between feeding your baby, changing diapers, and unpredictable sleeping can feel like a herculean task. When you pile on the cultural pressures to return to a pre-baby body overnight, many moms feel overwhelmed, ill-equipped, and inadequate. This outdated and unrealistic expectation is not only unhelpful, but, in my experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Nutritionist who works with perinatal women, can also be harmful. That’s why when working with pregnant women, I help them create a realistic postpartum plan that supports their transition to motherhood.   Those first few...

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