Category: Postpartum

  • Tips for managing your autoimmune disease, especially in pregnancy.

    It’s especially important to take precautions when you live with an autoimmune disease and must seek constant medical advice from providers and professionals. 1. Know the hospital you will go to for emergencies. Are they familiar with your autoimmune disease? Do they know your rheumatologist and other specialists you see? Do they have all your […]

  • 9 baby products that helped us thrive in the first year

    9 baby products that helped us thrive in the first year

    DISCLAIMER: I am not being endorsed to write about any of these products. Thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. As my son turned 1, I couldn’t help but reflect on the past year. I understand why they say days are long, but years are short. In the moment, many days feel like they’ll never […]

  • Going off routine: the reality that is parenting with an autoimmune disease.

    Being a parent is hard work. Being a parent with an autoimmune disease can feel like tackling an impossible job. So I’m going to be completely honest with you and share what it’s actually like sometimes. Managing several viruses and infections in the first year of parenthood They say you get sick a lot in […]

  • The Adventures of the Little Poop Shooter*

    The Adventures of the Little Poop Shooter*

    Warning: this post is devoted entirely to baby poop. They say nothing can prepare you for that first poopy diaper which is filled with meconium. (If you lost your lunch Googling that, I’m sorry and you’re welcome.) Frankly, I don’t think anything can prepare a new mom for the sheer amount of poop, let alone […]

  • Managing dental health in pregnancy and postpartum, not just with Sjögren’s

    Managing dental health in pregnancy and postpartum, not just with Sjögren’s

    As someone who is required to visit the dentist 4 times a year, I’m always learning more about the importance of dental health and how to practice good dental habits. These same habits still apply when you become a mom. Fun fact: many moms neglect their dental health after having a baby. It makes sense. […]