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If you've recently had a baby, you might be itching to get moving again, but before you take that first step, there’s a few things you’ll want to consider!

In this complete postpartum guide, we will share everything you need to know about what’s happening within the body and offer a few simple ways you can intentionally support its transition back to a regular fitness routine.

One baby accessory that you’ll be sporting for a long time is a car seat. Safety is crucial, although it can feel inconvenient. If you live in a city, or travel often, going out and about with your baby means lugging a car seat everywhere. Here are my top recommendations for making it easier and safer. 
Diastasis recti is the partial or complete separation of the rectus abdominis, or “six-pack” muscles. It can be hard to detect, but follow these four quick and easy steps to check if you have a diastasis recti. If left untreated, it can contribute to back pain, bloating, organ prolapse, constipation, and more.
You may have heard of the 5 S’s (Dr. Harvey Karp) in your quest to soothe your crying newborn. Swaddle, Side/Stomach, Shush, Swing, Suck. But there are more out there in case those tips don’t work. I’ve tried them all with my son and found these soothing techniques to be great alternatives.
I’m Erin Pasquet, a New York City-based birth and postpartum doula, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, and pre/postnatal yoga and fitness instructor. I’m also a mom to a (silly, active, and adventurous) little boy. Welcome to the Believe Diapers blog!I look forward to sharing my own personal journey into parenthood as well as from being a perinatal professional.

A doula provides emotional and physical comfort and support before, during, and after labor and childbirth. They can also provide information and guidance, and can sometimes be a go-between between you and the hospital staff.

Check out these four tips for how to find your perfect doula. 

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