Give That Pregnant Lady Some Pregnancy Grace

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Oh the joys of pregnancy. Blessing, miracle, pain in the butt. I’ve had “good pregnancies,” and even with that, some days are hard. I know people mean well, sometimes don’t realize what they’re saying...

I’ll Miss Being Pregnant

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Pregnancy is different for everyone. I've read comments from people who absolutely loved their entire pregnancy, others who only enjoyed the third trimester, others still who loathed the entire experience, but loved the outcome...

Your Birth Experience: Knowledge Is Power

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Before even getting pregnant, I watched the documentary The Business of Being Born, which explores the experience of childbirth in the U.S. today. While I recognize the film’s biases, it was enlightening for me....

Moms Guide to (Naturally) Inducing Labor: Helpful Tips

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Early in pregnancy I decided I wanted to attempt natural/unmedicated labor and birth. As a physical therapist, I'm well aware of the complications that can occur with an epidural; I knew I did not...

You Can Ask Why I’m Having A C-Section

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I was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store. My 2 year old was asleep in my arms and I was apologizing to the cashier because I could not help her bag...

Boobie Business: Tips And Tricks To Help With Breastfeeding

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If you decide it’s right for you, breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed your baby. But it’s not always easy. I thought I was totally prepared for breastfeeding—after taking a short class and...

There’s A Lot Of Work To Do For Our Black Mothers

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Today is the last day of Black Maternal Health Week, that is designed to help shed light on the challenges and opportunities in the fight for Black women’s maternal and reproductive justice. This People...

Actual Worries About Baby Number Two

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Actual Worries About Baby Number Two When you tell people you’re onto the second kid, common responses seem to linger around money, sleep and gender. While those are real considerations, they’re actually the least of...

Summer Mosquito Risks To Pregnant Mamas

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Summer Mosquito Risks To Pregnant Mamas Summer Mosquito Risks To Pregnant MamasSummer is coming and so are the mosquitoes that the Texas heat will bring! Mosquitoes are attracted to us as we exhale and sweat, and...

Two Under Two

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Two Under Two The nursery is complete, newborn clothes are washed and a very uncomfortable mama is ready to pop! The three-week countdown to baby boy has officially begun! What an adventure I am about...

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