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The Unspoken Pelvic Floor: Physical Therapy

You know when you blow up a balloon, don’t tie it, and release it so it bounces erratically through the air with that very distinct and loud sound? Now imagine that coming out of your va-jay-jay. At a super high volume. And…repeat. This happened to me. Not ideal timing – in the middle of a […]

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Preeclampsia: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Miami Valley Hospital’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine. We are pleased to partner with them in bringing valuable health information to the community.If you’ve been pregnant, you’ve heard the word: preeclampsia. It’s an intimidating word, one that we know is associated with a condition that we DON’T want to […]

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Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Miami Valley Hospital. We are pleased to partner with them in bringing valuable health information to the community.Whether this is your first pregnancy or not, all pregnant mothers eventually find out about the “sugar test”: the dreaded orange, purple or even clear drink […]

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Talking to your Pregnant Friends

Pregnancy is a roller coaster ride to say the least and is something we all handle differently. Some women love it, some loath it, and others fall somewhere in between. However, one thing that affects us all is how others speak to us during this time. While most things are said without cruel intentions behind […]

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Thank God for Doulas

When I was pregnant, I became somewhat of a birth junkie. I couldn’t get enough information or watch enough birth videos. My husband and I read all the books and took all the classes. Although we were super prepared, we knew we still needed a doula. And THANK GOD we hired her. I’m confident in […]

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This Pregnancy Has Made Me a Bad Mom and Spouse

While I’m forever grateful to be carrying a perfectly healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy I can’t help but feel bad about my mom/wife skills, or the lack thereof. Despite all the good, there is a darker side. A side of me that I don’t like, that keeps making her presence known day in […]

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Finding a Maternity Style that Works for You AND Your Budget

Maternity clothes are EXPENSIVE, and honestly still not that flattering unless you’re willing to drop some major money in some of the higher end stores and boutiques. The stores and locations you can shop vary. Some stores are geared towards maternity clothing only, while others carry selections (large and small) pending on the location. However, […]

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Pregnancy After a 7 Year Hiatus

It’s been 7 years since I had that magical moment of taking a pregnancy test to reveal those two pink lines and confirming that there was in fact a major change coming in 9 months. The first time around I was 23 and ready to face it head on with optimism and joy. Now at […]

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