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The Pivot

Real stories about real women returning to work and pumping. The challenges, triumphs, and everything in between. Tips and tricks. Always real talk.

5 Tips for Navigating the Emotional Challenges of Returning to Work Post-Baby

5 Tips for Navigating the Emotional Challenges of Returni...

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Monica Matoush headshot - a working, pumping mom

Thriving at Work After a Traumatic Birth Experience

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  • An Unfiltered Look Behind the Scenes

    September 20 2021 – Kathryn Wepfer

    An Unfiltered Look Behind the Scenes

    We’ve shared peaks behind the scenes as we built and launched the business, but here’s a more personal look at our founder Kathryn, during a unique time in her life. I’m Kathryn, founder of Fulcrum Apparel.  Today I’m 34 weeks pregnant with baby #3.  Last week I turned 40.  Just days ago, I launched my first business, and in a few...

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  • Ose Parlee Headshot - working, pumping mom

    July 12 2021 – Kathryn Wepfer

    When “Fed is Best” Enables the Whole Family to Thrive

    Early feeding challenges led this mom to feel inadequate, but when she adopted a “fed is best” mentality both she and her baby started to thrive.  This balanced perspective enabled her to pump on the road for four months for her second child, exceeding her own expectations.

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  • Heather Harinstein headshot - working pumping mom

    June 18 2021 – Kathryn Wepfer

    Pumping for a Preemie: Unexpected Birth at 27 Weeks

    This mom of two had two very different birth and feeding experiences, from round-the-clock pumping for a preemie in the NICU, to a full-term baby who could instantly latch and feed.  Heather Harinstein shares her incredible journey of strength and perseverance to emerge from a traumatic birth experience and get the mental health support she needed to enter her second...

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  • Jackie Loo head shot - working pumping mom

    May 18 2021 – Kathryn Wepfer

    A Supportive Employer Makes a Difference for a Working, Pumping Mom

    This mom struggled with supply with her first and had her second baby during Covid, yet ultimately had good experiences pumping and returning to work due in large part to having an employer deeply committed to providing the resources, flexibility, and policies needed for parents returning from infant care leave.

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