**Each Friday, starting Nov 7 and for the next 7 weeks, we will be posting a new blog post about breastfeeding and several different journeys our team has experienced.** I'm the kind of person who researches everything. Research makes me...
2:03 AM I woke up with a jolt from a nightmare. My heart was pounding and I was sweating. As the nightmare faded from my memory, my heart continued pounding. I took a few deep breaths and opened my eyes...
My husband, Matt, and I got married in the summer of 2006 while we were still in college. In fact, I had only been 20 for a few weeks before we tied the knot. Looking back, we were so...
**April is Multiple Birth Awareness Month. Multiples of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of multiple birth children through education, research, and networking. In partnering with local support groups, health care providers, researchers, and educators, and with the...
Starting IUI (Interauterine Insemination) can be difficult. You don't always know what to expect—from the procedures to the costs and side effects. To help show what an IUI cycle looks like, I invite you to join me for the...
Long before I ever conceived my daughter, I knew I wanted an unmedicated, natural birth. I knew I wanted as little interventions as possible. So when my husband and I finally became pregnant after years of trying, we immediately joined...
*This post was originally written in 2019. I had about 15 minutes to mentally prepare for my emergency c-section.  It's a lot to process.  I was about to meet my daughter - yay! I was minutes away from not being...
The pediatrician waited for me to respond.  She'd just told me everything the mother of a newborn wants to hear - the baby is healthy. He's at the top of the growth chart. He's tracking movement. So, why was she staring...
I love a good birth story. Is it just me? Maybe I'm just "that friend" who asks overly invasive questions, but I love all of the minute details of new life coming into the world. I was already a mama...
My first child was welcomed into the world under bright lights and surgical masks. My memory of her is vague: I remember hearing her first cry. I remember my husband, with tears in his eyes, exclaiming, “She’s beautiful.” After she...
While there are thousands of books to prepare you for parenthood, everything from sleep to discipline to breastfeeding and beyond, nothing quite prepares you for the vulnerability of motherhood. While your heart grows tenfold to make room for this...
While I was pregnant with my first child, the whole "birthing and newborn baby thing" was fascinating to me. I was obsessed with watching shows such as "Bringing Home Baby" and "A Baby Story". I would scroll through my...

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