How to Prepare for your first Postpartum Checkup

4 Ways to Prep for Your First Postpartum Checkup With so many things vying for your attention after giving birth–feedings, diapers, cuddles, sleep and healing–you may be tempted to not give a second’s thought to your first postpartum visit. You may even wish you could skip it altogether, but you shouldn’t. Postpartum care is vital…

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Your Baby’s Medicine Cabinet: What to stock!

No parent likes to think about their baby getting sick or hurt. You would do whatever it takes to keep that fragile little body as healthy as it can be. But the fact is that illnesses and injuries do happen. For your sake as well as your child’s sake, the most important thing you can…

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8 Major Postpartum Changes New Moms Can Expect

Postpartum changes

Bringing a baby into the world is no small feat. While it’s easy to find endless information about getting pregnant and childbirth, what to expect after having your baby tends to be less discussed. Here at Binto, we believe the postpartum experience is just as important as — if not even more important than —…

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What’s Causing my Chronic Joint Pain?

As if being a woman wasn’t complicated enough- we are more often affected by rheumatic diseases than men. These diseases include the likes of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. They affect your bones, muscles, joint tendons, and ligaments causing swelling, pain, stiffness, and a loss of motion (1).   Why are women more susceptible to…

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Maternal Mental Health: Postpartum and Beyond

May is mental health awareness month, so we thought it would be appropriate to talk about maternal mental health. After all, being a mom may be gratifying but it certainly isn’t easy. Sometimes women neglect their own health to prioritize their children’s needs, but it’s important to recognize that your mental health matters as much…

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Returning to Work After Having a Baby: An Interview with Lauren Brody

Lauren Brody- if you’re not already familiar with her name, you will be soon enough. Intelligent, candid, bold, and charismatic- she ceaselessly works toward changing policy and modifying office culture to support working mothers. Brody worked in magazine publishing for 16 years, and eventually became the executive editor of Glamour Magazine at Condé Nast (1).…

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Placenta Encapsulation: Everything You Need to Know

BINTO Q&A With Placenta Specialist, Shawna McLaggen Growing numbers of postpartum mothers are choosing to encapsulate and ingest their placenta, similar to taking a daily supplement. BINTO trivia: Did you know that most mammal mamas eat their entire placenta after giving birth? So, why shouldn’t humans, too? Though there’s no existing clinical research pointing to…

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This too Shall Pass, but Should we let it?

This too Shall Pass, but Should we let it? I’ve just come home from visiting a close girlfriend and her newborn baby. It’s the first week of February. The air is cool, the days are grey, and the sun sets around 5 pm. This is enough to make anyone feel depressed and sad, especially a…

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Breast or Bottle feeding: How do you decide?

The age-old discussion: breast V bottle. If you ask me, there is only one right answer. That answer? Whatever method works for you and your baby is the only “right” way for you!   As a certified breastfeeding nurse, I certainly support breastfeeding. It’s a wonderful way to feed your new baby and create a…

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Why Your Sex Drive Changes Throughout Your Cycle and Life

You might have noticed that at different stages of your life, your sex drive changes. Well, there’s a reason behind it. Throughout various times of your life, your body is changing, hormones are fluctuating, and you experience lifestyle changes. And while every woman reacts differently to these factors, everyone feels some change. So let’s try…

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