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IUGR Pregnancy

A Letter To IUGR Moms

Dear mom who just got an IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) diagnosis. I’m so sorry. I can just see you there, laying down, pre-diagnosis, excited to hear another heartbeat, see another ultrasound image, and maybe even find out the sex. I can see the tears building when your Doctor says your baby isn’t growing normally. I can feel your […]

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Surviving the First Trimester

There it is. Those two bright pink lines staring back at you as you try to process the shock of what the rest of your life will bring. Maybe this pregnancy was completely unexpected and you are left with terror mixed with a little bit of excitement. Or maybe this was planned. After months or […]

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VBAC

One Mom’s Guide To VBAC

“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.” -Ina May Gaskin Giving birth is beautiful, miraculous, and at times, unpredictable and disheartening. In the words of my previous OBGYN, speaking of my first birth “you had the worst […]

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Why I Love My Midwife

Why I Love My Midwife

I have long thought my midwife–and the midwives who studied under her on their journey to midwifery–was some form of super human. The more people I talk to, the more I am convinced midwives are in fact, super humans. They dedicate their lives to supporting women and do it with a level of love and compassion […]

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