Nurse diaries | the "postpartum pooch" isn't al...

Mother of four and longtime BLANQI fan, Marina has spent the past five years dedicated to caring for new mamas in her role as a postpart... more

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Pregnancy Pains: How to Survive 9 Months of Bac...

Any kind of pain that starts with the word “lightning” has to be very bad news, amiright? And when you combine it with “crotch”, you've g... more

MATERNITY MUST-HAVES ...

Congratulations, mama! You're pregnant. (*Cue champagne cork). Now what? You're likely feeling a rush of emotions (and hormones). There ... more

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Your Guide to Sex During Pregnancy

Pregnancy sex can be a confusing new frontier for many couples. Your libido is all over the place thanks to fluctuating hormones, your pa... more

NEW MAMA MUST-HAVES | REGISTRY EDITION

You've read “What to Expect” from front to back. The meal train is locked and loaded. And yet, you're left scratching your head when it ... more

Hello Holidays! (covid edition)

There seems to be two camps of holiday revelers: those who blast carols the minute thanksgiving plates are cleared, and those left franti... more

CLASS IS NOW IN SESSION (*GULP!) | Tips for Nav...

I think us moms can all agree, we've discovered a newfound respect for our kiddo's tireless teachers in the era of virtual classrooms. Fr... more

Breastfeeding | Mamas Tell All

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, we've enlisted a few of our favorite BLANQI babes to share their personal breastfeeding exper... more

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World Breastfeeding Week: Why It Matters

Ask any new mom and they'll give you a different account of their breastfeeding journey. Moral of the story? No two experiences are alik... more

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9 Things They Don't Tell You (Before You Attempt Breastfeeding)

9 Things They Don't Tell You (Before You Attempt Breastfeeding)

1. It may not come naturally You read all the books, went to all the pre-natal classes (including the optional breastfeeding one) and practiced with a doll. But your teensy inverted nipples, or giant boobs, or baby's tongue-tie or just total lack of patience to learn how to latch has made breastfeeding damn near impossible. We're here to tell you...

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World Breastfeeding Week 2022: Make "Well Fed" Your Mantra

World Breastfeeding Week 2022: Make "Well Fed" Your Mantra

Make 'well fed' your mantra The early days of motherhood are a lot. The fourth trimester is one of growth, change and syncing new rhythms with this new person in your life. You're learning to speak each other's language and decipher wants and needs, but the indisputable common ground is milk – breast or formula – and the sharing of...

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World Breastfeeding Week 2022: Here's to you mama

World Breastfeeding Week 2022: Here's to you mama

Here's to you mama We're celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. And even if you don't breastfeed, it's well worth celebrating. We know that breastfeeding can mean different things to different people, and every relationship, in all their intricacies, is just as valid as another. So, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week, here's to the ability to make milk, even if you...

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Your Guide to Sex During Pregnancy
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Your Guide to Sex During Pregnancy

Pregnancy sex can be a confusing new frontier for many couples. Your libido is all over the place thanks to fluctuating hormones, your partner may feel weird about doing the deed, and then there's the issue of figuring out which positions work as your belly grows! Our guide tells you everything you need to know…   When you were trying...

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A CALL TO COURAGE; ONE MOTHER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

A CALL TO COURAGE; ONE MOTHER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

Mama of four, Marina Franco shares her experience raising a three-year-old with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As any mother can attest, every kiddo is different. No two are alike. Each child connects and communicates differently. Some have language delays. Others are slow to walk. And in the case of Marina's son, Luca, some evolve at a uniquely different pace. Read on...

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POSTPARTUM AFTER CARE : NEW MAMAS TELL ALL

POSTPARTUM AFTER CARE : NEW MAMAS TELL ALL

Is there anything like the bliss of cuddling a brand-new baby? It almost makes you forget about the 36 hours of labor and tender lady parts. Almost. Even with the smoothest of deliveries, there's a whole slew of physical and emotional changes that occur in the first few days and weeks post-delivery. Enter adult diapers, leaky boobs, nipple cream, and...

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