Birth & Postpartum

For this phase, too, we have written down everything we have learned, what has helped us and tips that we would like to share. As with anything, it is by no means exhaustive and is more a collection of our thoughts and answers to any questions that have reached us over time.

Tips

The Babybox Birth & Postpartum Calendar

We have summarized the most important facts that you should think about and that are important during this time in a clear calendar for you.

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Your Placenta, a Wonder of Nature

"Would you like to see the placenta?" - For many people, thinking about this can still be difficult and uncomfortable. This wonderful organ, however, has finally received the attention it deserves in recent years. Your placenta has nourished and protected your baby for 40 weeks, and for that, it should be celebrated.

5 Things You Should Know About Breast Milk

Breast Milk is the real MVP. It not only nourishes your child but can do somuch more...

Podcast

Hebammensalon

Nursing Must-Haves

The most important products for a great breastfeeding experience.

Annika Brix

"The Village Around Us"

The "village" is an unremarkable word that has a profound meaning once you have a child. Annika shared what exactly the village is from her perspective. She discusses how it feels as a new mom and what challenges there are when one doesn't have a village.

For us, this experience couldn't have been described more beautifully and sensitively.

What is actually a mother?

Since Polly came into the world, I do what people on parental leave do most: I go for walks in the neighborhood several times per week, often with a friend who's also a mother.

Our Recommendations for Birth Injuries

Baby Blues: What is Especially Important Now

Often, the baby blues come on strong without warning. Some women experience it more strongly, others less so - but very few women remain unaffected.

Mother Finest

Postpartum Nutrition Delivery Service

Do you know about the postpartum delivery service from Mothers Finest? Here you can get freshly cooked meals for new parents delivered nationwide in Germany. Perfectly tailored dishes for pregnant moms and the postpartum period with the best organic ingredients. No additives. No preservatives. Real food, just like mom’s home cooking.

Poem

An homage to all the mamas out there

Mama,

I can't see past you right now, I'm so small and everything's a little blurry.

All I see is you.

When you feel alone, like the walls are closing in, remember I'm here too. I know your world has changed and the days feel a little lonely. But they aren't lonely for me.

You are my everything.

When you feel like you don't know what you're doing, you make it look easy to me. Even though we're still getting to know each other, you know me better than anyone.

I trust you.

When you think some nights you'll never sleep again, you will. We both will. But I'm scared right now. I promise I'm not manipulating you. I just need your smell and comfort. Do you feel that tug in your heart when we're apart? I do too.

I miss you.

When you feel as if you've achieved nothing, please know, my cup has never been so full. The days that get away from you will be some of my best memories of us playing together on the ground.

I love you.

When you feel like you don't know who you are anymore, or when you turn away from the mirror. Your face will be the one I look to when I achieve something; the one I search for in a crowd. The reason for my first smile.

You're perfect to me.

When you feel like the weight of it all is heavy in your heart, please know I've never felt lighter. Can I lie here with you a little longer?

But I need you right now.

When you feel as if you have nothing left to give, when I see your hands outstretched to me, pleading. When we're both crying. I wish I could talk, but I can't. If I could I would tell you,

There is a reason I choose you.

I can't see past you right now, mama, because you are my world. It will get bigger, soon enough.

But for now, all I see is you.

(Words written by: @jessurlichs_writer)

Drinking responsibily whilst breastfeeding

First things first; alcohol is and will always remain a luxury to enjoy. It is safest not only to avoid it completely during pregnancy but also to continue this practice while breastfeeding, especially at the beginning of the breastfeeding journey.

However, armed with caution and knowledge of the most important facts, occasional consumption of alcohol in the later breastfeeding period can still be safe.

3 Questions for Dad Bernd About Parental Leave

We asked Bernd Roschnik 3 questions about parental leave and once again had to realize that fathers on parental leave are not yet where they should be in terms of societal equality.

Overview of Baby Classes

PEKiP, Baby Massages, Musical Early Education, Baby Swimming, and more. Learn about the best baby classes for you and your child.

Wear your Children- It Helps!

To wear your baby or not? Carrier or Baby Wrap? Which carrier suits you? Questions upon questions. We have invited the Trageschule Hamburg for an interview and have summarized the most important points.