Most Common Questions About the Fourth Trimester | UT Health Austin

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UT Health Austin ob-gyn answers the most commonly searched questions about the fourth trimester of pregnancy During the “fourth” trimester, or postpartum period, you’ll likely have many questions about caring for your body and what...

I Want My Mommy (Still)

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Ever since I was little, I've heard my mom say..."You just wait. You're going to have one of you one day, and then you'll understand!" Usually this statement followed an event where I was...

The Many, Messy Contradictions of Motherhood

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“Will you carry me up?” asks my son. It’s bedtime, the end of a particularly exhausting day. A day where my time was not my own, my body barely my own. I feel like I’ve...

Mom’s Guide To Creating the Best Birth Plan

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"Wait... I need a 'Birth Plan?' Isn't the plan to ... give birth?" When I signed up for the Bradley Birth Method class, we had no idea of the number of interventions possible during labor...

March is Trisomy Awareness Month

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The month of March recognizes many holidays, but did you know March is also Trisomy Awareness Month? Trisomy is possibly a term you heard during early pregnancy, or for some not at all. It...

World Baby Sleep Day 2022

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Started in 2017, World Baby Sleep Day was created by the Pediatric Sleep Council, as a day to recognize and bring attention to the importance of healthy sleep for your baby. According to the World...

Tips from a Doula: Creating Postpartum Boundaries

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With the excitement of a new baby, it's easy for boundaries to be crossed. One thing I love most about being a doula, is the support I get to provide to new postpartum mamas. Not...

A Salute to Potty-Training Moms

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There’s a phase somewhere in the first four years of your child’s life that fills you with a sense of dread before it happens and you immediately banish from your memory as soon as...

What to Put in Baby’s Nursery

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The first time I found out I was pregnant I quickly ran to the book store and bought books not only on what to expect, but on what to buy. Walking into a baby store...

Top 10 Diaper Bag Must Haves for on the Go!

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If you’re like any new parent, those sleep deprived, frazzled first few months will teach you A LOT about what you need whenever you leave the house with your baby and/or young toddler! I’ll...