Motherhood transforms us. It is not that we become different people or that we lose ourselves. It is that we discover feelings, impulses, thoughts, and wishes within ourselves that we likely never would have encountered had we not become mothers.
Dr. Molly Millwood, Clinical Psychologist
Our current system treats women as precious while pregnant and as a pauper postpartum. This is unacceptable.
Dr. Christine Sterling, OB-GYN
Postpartum recovery is complex. We cannot expect a mother to adequately heal unless her emotional, social, nutritional, environmental, and physical needs are met.
Taylor Kulik, Postpartum Wellness Consultant
I can confirm that postpartum life is 90% better when you don’t rip to your butthole. Baby boy: 1 point. Luna: 0.
Chrissy Teigen, Model & Author
Before the baby, mothers are a vessel to be cherished and protected. After the baby, she’s a lactation-oriented baby accessory.
Emily Oster, Economist & Author
As women and mothers, we need to know that we don't have to sacrifice our bodies to have babies. We deserve better care and we need to demand it.
Sara Reardon, Pregnancy/Postpartum Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
Families spend thousands on baby clothes, newborn photos, and a bedroom that the baby doesn’t really sleep in for the first six months (and shouldn’t for safety reasons). The baby doesn’t care how cute their room is. What if instead of decorating a nursery, you put that money towards postpartum care?
Kayla Levine, Postpartum Doula
After you give birth you have to wear this cartoonishly large pad that’s, like, the size of a toddler mattress and it’s only held up by the strength of this mesh fishnet underwear that’s exclusively available at the hospital. You can’t get that shit on Amazon or anything, so you gotta snatch that shit every day. It’s made out of the same material that they package fancy Korean pears in…For three months, I was walking around my house with a top knot, giant diaper, nipples bleeding. Like a defeated sumo wrestler.
Ali Wong, Hard Knock Wife