What I Wish I Would Have Known Before My Second Baby

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One thing that I have learned as a parent is that life is changing, and it requires you to change and adapt to it. It took 6 years for us to become pregnant for...

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...

Why I Stopped Drinking Diet Soda

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Many moons ago, my drink of choice was Coke Zero. When I became pregnant back in 2011, however, I remember reading that I should avoid drinking diet soda. Not only does diet soda oftentimes contain...

Praise the Pelvic Floor

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Sponsored by :: UT Health Austin Written by Lauryn Feil and Maureen Christian, PT, WCS, CLT Ladies. Let’s address the post-baby-sneeze-and-pee phenomenon. If you’re a mom, first-of-all, go you – you rockstar – for creating, nurturing and birthing...

I Had a Miscarriage

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I’ve waited my entire life to be a mother. The first time I had a positive pregnancy test, I sat in quiet anticipation staring- at a stick. Waiting. Praying. I didn’t realize that I could...

The Power of Mom’s Love :: Brain Dead Mama Gives Birth To Her Baby...

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The power of a mama's love is something that is continually shown. Despite being brain dead, a mom in the Czech Republic gave birth to a healthy baby girl 117 days after the mother...

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...