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preeclampsia

Preeclampsia Awareness Month – My Story

My first foray into motherhood didn’t go how I had always pictured it. I didn’t get the natural, peaceful birth I had imagined just my husband and I breathing together, focused on bringing our first born, our son into this world on a beautiful May day. Instead, it was a terrifying, rushed, surgery on a […]

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Helping You Become a Mom is More Than a Job for Me, It’s a Privilege

Helping You Become a Mom is More Than a Job for Me, It’s a Privilege

This post is written and sponsored by HCA Midwest Health.It’s your delivery day! First off, welcome to the day that will change your life… forever. As a labor and delivery nurse and a mother, I am telling you this to prepare you for quite possibly, the beginning of the most important journey of your life. […]

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Postpartum KC: Guide to Support Services

Hello new mom, soon-to-be-new mom, new mom again, and still-feel-like-a-new-mom-11-months-in (that’s me). Here we are post-pregnancy raising a child, and it’s not always easy. Mom-ing is a whole new world of emotions and physical experiences. This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness (learn more at Blue Dot Project ). This year’s campaign focuses on #realmotherhood […]

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Going against the norm

Going Against the Norm

We are having another baby. Yes, another. That makes the fourth for our crew in six years. And luckily for all of us…this one will be making it’s arrival in September versus our other three that arrived in July in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Nope, that whole three July babies wasn’t planned either (but you […]

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BY ARTHUR L.

The Third Baby Debate

It’s true, plane rides, hotel rooms and restaurants are made for families of four. With two little ones, I have firsthand experience. There’s one arm for each kid to cuddle against during morning cartoons. I can focus on quality over quantity most days. My husband and I are playing man-to-man defense rather than zone to […]

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mastitis

Mastitis, You Suck

When I was about 35ish weeks pregnant with my first, my Mom was helping me get the nursery set up and all the typical last minute things you do before you’re about to have your first baby. And as moms tend to do, she gave me some tidbits of advice without being too annoying or […]

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