Mothergood Feature: Nicole Caruso, Former Beauty Editor of Verily Magazine

1. Tell us about your background and a little bit about who you are? I grew up in the Connecticut suburbs, not far from Manhattan, where I was born. I attended public schools and had a pretty conventional blue-collar upbringing. From a pretty young age, I dreamt of launching my own clothing line. And, IContinue reading “Mothergood Feature: Nicole Caruso, Former Beauty Editor of Verily Magazine”

Why Kegels Aren’t for Everyone, Despite What You May Hear—By Michelle Musial, MPT

Should I do Kegels?   This is a loaded question—the short answer is that Kegels are not for everyone.  Women need the pelvic floor muscles to have the ability to both contract and relax.  A Kegel is essentially contracting the muscles of the pelvic floor. If you do not have the ability to relax theContinue reading “Why Kegels Aren’t for Everyone, Despite What You May Hear—By Michelle Musial, MPT”

Mothergood Feature: Cassandra Andrews

1. What does motherhood look like for your right now? What do you love about where you are? What would you change? I am a wife and a mother of two under two, which has been wonderful and overwhelming! My first is 19 months and my second is 3 months! From a young age, IContinue reading “Mothergood Feature: Cassandra Andrews”

My Struggle With Postpartum Anxiety

By Anonymous During my first pregnancy, I heard so many stories about post-partum depression and anxiety. I knew it was a possibility for anyone, so I was grateful and relieved when my doctor was thorough during my postnatal exams to talk to me–not only about my physical symptoms, but my mental state as well. AfterContinue reading “My Struggle With Postpartum Anxiety”

Signs You Might Need to See a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist—By Michelle Musial, MPT

By Michelle Musial, MPT What is a pelvic floor physical therapist?  Are they covered by insurance? “A pelvic floor physical therapist is commonly referred to as a Women’s Health Physical Therapist.  We undergo specialized training regarding vaginal and rectal treatments for conditions of the pelvic floor and have a greater appreciation for the roles inContinue reading “Signs You Might Need to See a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist—By Michelle Musial, MPT”

Mothergood Feature: Kristine Lazar, News Reporter

1. What does motherhood look like for you right now?  I am the mother of 3 children.  Griffin, my firstborn, is 8 and my twin girls, Lola and Mary will soon be 5.  While motherhood is my most important (and challenging) role, I am also a career woman.  I have been a local television newsContinue reading “Mothergood Feature: Kristine Lazar, News Reporter”

Notes for New Moms—By Kathleen Lynzmeier-Lytal, M.D.

What are some things that new moms worry about that they shouldn’t?  Pediatrician Kathleen Lynzmeier-Lytal says something a lot of new moms worry about that they shouldn’t is gas.  “A lot of moms are worried because the gas is so disruptive to their baby.  All babies have some form of gas. Their digestive system isContinue reading “Notes for New Moms—By Kathleen Lynzmeier-Lytal, M.D.”

Mothergood Feature: Jolie LaCroix-Brinnon, Music and Theater Director

1. Tell us about your background and a little bit about who you are? I am the wife of a Los Angeles City firefighter, the mother of 3 girls, and Music and Theater Director. My husband, Josh, and I have three spunky little girls, Lilah (7), Violet (6) and Paisley (3). I teach fifteen classesContinue reading “Mothergood Feature: Jolie LaCroix-Brinnon, Music and Theater Director”