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Hi! I’m Karissa — the founder of Mom After Baby.

I’m going to assume you’re here because you’re a mom. You’re a mom who is pregnant feeling worried about all of the unknowns that come after the birth of your baby. You’re a mom who feels so incredibly lonely, trying to navigate the postpartum period all on her own…or you’re a mom who “should” have it all figured out, you’re raising toddlers after all, but you still feel like you’re failing every second of motherhood. I want you to know one thing: I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE…

On Mom After Baby, you’ll find posts like L&D preparation tips from experienced nurses to ways you can better understand your postpartum emotions from a licensed perinatal therapist or even practical tips to help you be a calm mama at home (from experienced moms like me)!

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Let me help you normalize the everyday challenges of motherhood…

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There’s no greater work than the work of a mother, am I right?

It’s hard to show up when your glass is always empty, to enjoy pregnancy when you fear what comes after, to be present when your mind is always somewhere else. I get it. I’ve been there too. My number one goal is to HELP you feel supported, confident, and simply — normal throughout your motherhood journey.

Let me help you fill that glass back up. Let me show you there are SO many other mothers out there that feel just like you. Let me support you through the struggles so you can find the help you need to show up feeling like you can handle anything that’s thrown your way.

When I tell you I’ve been there, it’s because motherhood opened a door that brought me to the lowest low of all time. The worst part is that I should have been basking in joy and adventure, but instead, I felt empty and alone. I knew it wasn’t right, but I didn’t know how to get help.

After months of suffering, I finally spoke up. I advocated for myself in a way I never even realized was possible. It saved my breastfeeding journey, it saved my marriage, and it saved my relationship with my partner AND myself.

So tell me, how can I help you?

How Mom After Baby Can Help…

  • I have FIRST-HAND experience as a mom of two wild little kiddos (two under two), allowing me to understand the changes and seasons that come along in motherhood.
  • I dealt with horrible postpartum anxiety & borderline depression after my first son was born. Therapy and open communication helped me overcome that heavy part of my life.
  • I’ve been fortunate to learn from and collaborate with experts in this field such as perinatal therapists, postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, labor & delivery nurses, and more to create high-quality content for our aligned readers.
  • Most importantly, I’m dedicated to continuously bringing you the best informative and uplifting content to help as many moms and families as possible!
  • I’ve completed some certificate trainings to help me further understand and educate myself specifically on Postpartum/Perinatal Care for Mothers (see them below).

Why Do I Recommend Specific Baby Products?

Look, being a mom is no easy task. Neither is finding the RIGHT products for your baby when there are about hundreds and thousands of varieties. At FitMommyStrong, I value putting YOUR need first.

  • The needs of a mom done with breastfeeding, but has no idea what formula to choose.
  • The needs of a mom in agonizing pain from her recurring blocked milk ducts.
  • The needs of a mom exhausted, tired, and desperate for sleep.
  • The needs of a mom too afraid to leave the house with her baby who constantly cries.
  • The needs of a mom feeling like she’ll never enjoy being a mother.

I put those needs first because I know they’re important. And it’s important to me to ONLY suggest products that will help you fulfill those needs — whether they’re for you, your family, or your baby. Transparency is a value to me and this site, and I will always strive to provide nothing less!

Lastly, if you made it to the end, I’m so glad to have you join me on this fun, loving, wild, crazy, and simply beautiful journey of motherhood.

LETS CONNECT – I love getting to know all my readers, seriously, you mamas rock! Choose the social channel you’d like to follow below and let the friendships begin!

Let’s Work Together

To any brands reading that are interested in collaborating, I’m always happy to discuss a collaboration if we mutually agree it can bring value and benefit to the readers of Mom After Baby. If you’d like to partner together for product reviews, sponsored posts, social media campaigns, or guest posting, please email me at karissa @ momafterbaby.com (no spacing).