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10 Must Haves for the Mommy to Be

10 Must Have Items to Pack for the New Mommy-To-Be

You’re almost there girl! The end is near and you’re counting down the days to your due date. Your go-bag is packed by the front door with everything you think you need. Or is it??? There might be a few things that you didn’t think of because it’s your first. Trust me leaving the hospital […]

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Natural Birth

What Natural Birth Felt Like (For Me)

The words “Natural Birth” can evoke a range of reactions from pregnant mothers. Some cringe, some hope, and some just want an honest woman’s experience to help them pursue their own path (insert me 3 years ago). For those like me who just want an honest opinion, here you go . . . the good, the […]

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Unmedicated birth

Skipping the Epidural

When a friend tells you she is working on changing her eating habits you probably wouldn’t respond with “Oh wow – why on earth would you ever want to do that?! Give it a few weeks; you’ll be back to polishing off the dessert tray and downing cheeseburgers in no time!” Instead, you would hope […]

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Surrogacy

My Journey as a Surrogate

I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. When she entered the world, her father chose to cut the cord and quickly took her into his arms for skin-to-skin bonding. Both her fathers embraced her as their long wait for her arrival had finally come to an end. They had become a complete family […]

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April the Giraffe

The Comment Section: April the Giraffe’s Birth Experience Was a Lot Like Ours

On Easter weekend—a holiday rooted in symbolism for the goddess of fertility and birth—the now-famed giraffe named April, from Animal Adventure Park in New York, went into labor. The zoo began livestreaming her stall in February in anticipation of her upcoming labor, and April appropriately waited until the perfect weekend in April to welcome her […]

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