New life is so precious. Those exhilarating moments just after your newborn has exited your body in an explosion of searing pain and now lays cuddled safe and warm on mama’s chest. The space where all the pain of...
I've tried to write this post a thousand different times in a thousand different ways. And I have come up with no clever way to say these words.  So I'll just say them plainly.  My VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)...
If you've given birth, you likely know something about Preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that begins around 20 weeks into a mother's pregnancy when the mother develops high blood pressure. Well, preeclampsia's mean, ugly sister is HELLP syndrome.  HELLP...
Breastfeeding my baby girl was a priority and an important parenting choice from the moment the pregnancy test was positive. Many of my closest friends breastfed their babies. It had to be easy. My neighbor had a freezer full...
  Breastfeeding, breastfeeding, breastfeeding... breast is best they say. I just want to start off by saying FED IS BEST! But, for those mamas who are set on walking the breastfeeding journey or are more lax about trying it and seeing...
I planned to share how wonderful and convenient breastfeeding is. I imagined sharing what a sweet bond it is, how you don't have to tote bottles around or run out to the store to buy formula, how breastfed babies...
I became a NICU parent last October and by golly if 2020 did not have enough challenges, this completely turned our lives upside down. Here is a list, by no means exhaustive of things every NICU parent should know! 1....
The other day I was listening to a podcast (honestly can’t remember which one of the many podcasts I listen to), and the host of the podcast was interviewing America Ferrera. THE America Ferrera who helped all of us...
Last November my husband and I were so excited to find out that we were pregnant after only trying for a short while. We could hardly stand our excitement and decided to go ahead and tell our families and...
When the traditional way to grow your family doesn't work for you, it can send your brain spinning. There are so many other options out there, ranging from IUI to adoption. How do you choose which one will work...
When I was a teen/in my early 20s I had an eating disorder. You know what? That’s just not true. I still have an eating disorder. I will always have one. I don’t have a unique story. Per the International Journal of...
When you picture home birth do you get anxious, skeptical, or even weirded out?  Then this post is just for you.  OKC Moms Blog's resident home birthers (contributors Becky and Anna) want to clear up some misconceptions and hopefully...

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