This Is Postpartum

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This is postpartum. It's making the final push and finally seeing your newborn. It's that breathless questioning, "Is she okay? Is she breathing? Does she seem healthy?" It's holding your little one in your arms for...

13 Products to Help You Gear Up for Baby #2

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When I was pregnant with my first child, building my registry was a daunting and painstaking process. I researched everything to death, trying to curate the perfect list of items that would ease the...

Self Care Tips During Pregnancy

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Self care for any mama can feel like an impossible task, yet another thing to put on the never ending to do list.  Just thinking about self care can make us feel guilty, because...

When It’s More Than Morning Sickness…

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One of the more challenging aspects of pregnancy for many women is morning sickness.  The nausea, dry heaving, actual vomiting, never vomiting but always feeling as though you need to...it is rough.  Fortunately for...

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...