Considering Homebirth? Here’s One Woman’s Story

Experiencing Homebirths Homebirths are traditionally attended by two midwives, but I also hired a doula (birth coach). Most midwives only take a few clients per month which enables them to really get to know their clients. Each appointment was centered around getting to know me, and my other two children (I had to bring them …

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COVID-19 Vaccine & Pregnancy

The coronavirus pandemic has had long lasting implications for everyone worldwide. For those pregnant, attempting pregnancy, or pursuing fertility treatment, there are many new questions to be considered, and answers can vary by region and situation. The vaccines available in the US for protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19- produced by Pfizer, Moderna, …

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Remember Who You Are

I recently spoke to an association of childbirth professionals about perinatal sex (that which occurs during pregnancy and the postpartum stage). Needless to say we had a blast, and enjoyed a really rich post-presentation discussion.  Here’s a takeaway that seemed to resonate with several attendees:  having sex allows you to remember who you are. And …

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Myth-Busting Pregnancy Edition

In honor of all parents-to-be, we bring you a few fun facts about family-building. While there is so much serious news to digest these days, we thought a break might be a welcome distraction. Myth #1: Every woman’s water breaks before her labor begins. Truth:  Only 11% of all women experience a leak or gush …

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When & How to Announce Your Pregnancy to Your Boss

Sharing pregnancy news is an intensely private decision. Timing is an important consideration, as are the specific people you decide to tell. And if all this isn’t complicated enough on a personal level, the question of how to approach this professionally can be very, very sticky.  The process is NOT made easy for moms. Often …

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We See You

Loss comes in all kinds of intensity and darkness that can be both fleeting and stagnant. Many of us in our time of grief seek support from family and friends and perhaps other resources. But it astounds me that even in this day and age, parents who suffer miscarriage often feel like they have to …

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Private Lives (and the Not So Much)

Once upon a time, women didn’t have to fret a great deal about keeping their pregnancy to themselves, at least not in the first trimester. When social media wasn’t (gasp!) a thing (and unless a woman chose to share her news with others), the general public was kept in the dark until she began to …

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Tips to Beat the Summer Heat for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy has it up and downs to begin with but handling a heat wave in the mist of that can be overwhelming. In honor of the first day of summer, June 21st, we have compiled a list of ways for mother’s to survive a summer pregnancy! Drink Plenty of Fluids This probably seems obvious. You …

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10 Zika Free Destinations

If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant it is very important to know the risk associated with zika virus and where it is safe to travel. Zika Virus is becoming more known and is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can be transmitted through sex and …

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