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Darkness After Delivery | Guest Post

When writing a post about my experience with postpartum anxiety disorder, I heard from a lot of women in the community who were wanting to share their stories to help others. I was grateful to have Katherine Schuknecht reach out and write this snippet for our readers.  The most important message I want any woman suffering […]

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Thankful moms {part 1}

Katy and I were inspired to write about what we are thankful for in our lives. Like so many of you, we found that as cliche as it may sound-we have so much to be thankful for. One of the things I find myself being grateful for is the community of women I am a […]

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Having a Doula with you for Your Delivery

Naturally, I was SO excited when I was pregnant with my first child. I couldn’t wait to get a nursery ready, buy tiny clothes and dream about our new family member. I was even excited about the birthing process… because come on ladies-this is what we are MADE for. As my pregnancy progressed, I knew that I wanted […]

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When Summer Doesn’t Go As Expected

Both this summer and last, I had mile-long bucket lists and high expectations. Things to see and do, day-trips and late nights, adventure and leisure. Once again, the calendar flips to August, the school year is almost upon us, and my list sits gathering more dust than check-marks. This summer, we have two young babies. […]

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A More Natural Birthing Experience for Women Needing C-Section

Local Midwife and Obstetricians Recognize Need For More Natural Birthing Experience for Women Needing C-Section—Inspires Change in Local Hospital Meriter – UnityPoint Health to offer New Family-Centered Birthing Experience                                              in C-Section Operating Rooms With one-third of all babies born via cesarean-section (C-section) each year, physicians and hospitals across the country are exploring new opportunities to […]

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Plans Change

I never really thought much about what being pregnant would be like before I actually was. Let’s say it all turned out very differently than I thought it would. My husband and I were very blessed to get pregnant right away. My only “issue” the first trimester was exhaustion and needing to sleep. At our […]

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The Broken Road to Parenthood

April is Infertility Awareness Month and while my struggle with infertility is now behind me, I still felt compelled to share my journey with those who may be in the heat of the battle. Infertility is very real (1 in 8 couples are affected by it). Infertility is extremely unforgiving and unfair. While it’s part […]

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Breastfeeding Hope for Moms-to-Be

During my first pregnancy, I was SUPER anxious about breastfeeding. The internet was jam-packed with horror stories: poor latches, poor supplies, weak sucks, infections, blocked ducts, cracked nipples, and so, so much pain—both physical and emotional. Every mom I talked to had her own angle on the topic, her own unique challenges and warnings, but the underlying theme was always the […]

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