What is it about having a baby that suddenly makes us want to cut off all our hair?


Maybe it's because we can't get through the day without throwing it up in a bun. Or maybe it's like a tiny mom rebellion, claiming one last thing for ourselves while the rest of our body changes. Like we're saying, “You can take my belly...and boobs...and arms...and ability to do jumping jacks without peeing a little...but you can ne'er take mah haaaaaaair!"

It's even better now that the days of the “new mom chop" have taken a turn for the chic.

Whether your mane is curly, straight, or somewhere in between, here are 16 hairstyles we can't stop pinning (that you can totally pull off). Now go call that stylist—chop chop!

Having a newborn is challenging at the best of times, but during forced isolation and in a climate of fear and uncertainty, it can become overwhelming.

The coronavirus pandemic is setting up our communities for genuine mental health concerns. This may be especially true for new parents. When will 'normal' life return? How will I pay for diapers and baby food? Will my mom be able to help us now? What if my baby or my family get COVID-19? Unfortunately, no one knows the long-term impact or answers just yet.

Most families have built a network of social support by the time they have their first child—if they don't already have a support system, they develop one through various baby classes and groups set up for parents. The creation of the village can be instrumental to the mental health of new parents. Social distancing, the lockdown of cities, and isolation will inadvertently affect the type of support available.

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