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.

4 Game Changers I Learned in Postpartum Therapy

4 Game Changers I Learned in Postpartum Therapy

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Why Imagery is Important to Us – A Look Behind Our Recent Photo Shoot

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  • A Modern Take on the Tradition of Postpartum Confinement

    April 01 2022 – Kathryn Wepfer

    A Modern Take on the Tradition of Postpartum Confinement

    This mom practiced a modern version of an ancient tradition that prioritizes a mom's rest and healing and emphasizes the importance of leaning on others for support from day one.

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  • Breastfeeding and pumping equipment

    March 18 2022 – Kathryn Wepfer

    Part II: How to Make the Feeding Journey Less Traumatic for New Moms

    Why does the feeding journey suck for so many new moms, and how can we change that?  It feels a bit crude to say, but it’s the reality we see among our community of moms, and that’s the question we asked in our last article.  So what about the moms who are often the people at the center of this emotional and...

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  • Mother breastfeeding infant

    March 11 2022 – Kathryn Wepfer

    How to Make the Feeding Journey Less Traumatic for New Moms

    Most first-time moms, including me, expect breastfeeding will be natural and easy, yet so often it feels painful, unnatural, and completely overwhelming. Breastfeeding and pumping are hard, and almost every woman I’ve interviewed for The Pivot blog has struggled in some way along her feeding journey.

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  • 6 Tips to Return to Work More Body Confident After Baby

    January 17 2022 – Kathryn Wepfer

    6 Tips to Return to Work More Body Confident After Baby

    Postpartum body confidence sounds like an oxymoron. You just spent nine months with your body taken over by another human. You’ve been stretched out. Now you may be breastfeeding and/or pumping, so your body isn’t yet your own again. You likely still have increased hormones that are affecting your body physically and emotionally.

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