Office on Women's Health Blog

Danielle Cunningham and her son

A New Mom’s Breastfeeding Story

Meet Danielle Cunningham. She’s a first-time mom who opened up about her breastfeeding journey in honor of National Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week. Read her interview.

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Frustrated mother holding her sleeping baby.

Postpartum Depression: You Are Not Alone

Sayeedha Uddin

There is a common belief that as soon as the baby is born, maternal feelings and knowledge appear. For many mothers, this is not the case.

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Nicole Greene

Breastfeeding: Natural Doesn’t Mean Easy

Nicole Greene

Looking back, I wish I had had three things at that time: more educational resources, a true support system, and someone to help me when I was in doubt.

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A mother holding her baby

Building a Community of Support for New Moms

Juliet Bui

New moms have a lot to juggle. In the midst of all this, it’s easy to forget about their health, especially mental health.

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Lauren Sogor

An Interview About Breastfeeding: Lauren Sogor

From the joys to the challenges, Lauren Sogor shares her experiences breastfeeding and offers her tips for pumping at work.

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Pregnant woman with hand on stomach.

Medicines and Pregnancy: 4 Tips to Help You Get the Facts

Kimberly A. Thomas

My first and only pregnancy was a very difficult one. Sadly, my baby did not survive, but that experience motivated me to help other women have healthy pregnancies.

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Candace Marshall Humphrey

Losing Ethan

Candace Marshall Humphrey

Our beautiful baby boy was born at 24 weeks. When my doctor said that he was out, I held my breath, waiting and praying to hear him cry.

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Ease Into Breastfeeding: The #First31 Days

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Breastfeeding is different for every woman, but here are some common challenges moms face in the first day, week, and beyond, plus tips to get through them.

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Text4baby

Pregnancy & Motherhood: Tips in Your Back Pocket

Jodie Fishman

Text4baby offers pregnant women and moms the health information they need most, delivered right to the trusty device in their back pocket — their cell phone.

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Danni Starr

Postpartum Depression Is My Truth

Danni Starr

I had something that nearly sucked the life out of me. After we got home from the hospital, I rarely got off of the couch for 30 days.

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