In 2010, I was expecting my first child and like any first time mom I stocked up and read an abundance of material and videos all around the topic of pregnancy. What I didn’t see or read much about was how do to care for myself after birth – postpartum. As I spoke with other moms some didn’t know what to expect and the others – it was foreign to them. When we think of self care what comes to mind are facials and bubble baths but for new moms its different. It’s about survival in the early days, weeks, months up to a year. Its caring for your newborn and yourself too. Its navigating the moods, the emotions, the validation that many have been through it and come out on the other side okay. Its the care of your cracked nipples, its engorgement. We live in a culture that is very child centered, our care and nurturing is non-existent and greatly undervalued.
Hello, I’m Ruth.
I’m a wife and mom to two adorable kids. I founded CODDLE to share MY STORIES of self care as well as build COMMUNITY to EDUCATE about SELF CARE AFTER BIRTH.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME:
1. I’m a foodie – I’m a walking app of what’s good and where to eat.
2. I’m a Humans of New York Alum. Check it out Here
3. I’m a well put together wino.
4. Cheese..Yes Please!
5. Life’s a beach.
I’m creating a community that fosters a posture of unapologetic self care for moms. Now more than ever, most of us are head of our household and/or ‘chief breadwinner’, when we’re happy everyone’s happy. It takes a village to raise a child and it’s the rich shared history, knowledge, tradition and support that makes it all possible. CODDLE is the village that help care for all moms.