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Working With Doulas – Part 1 of 2: Debunking Doulas

Aside from my doctor, the only two people I wanted in the delivery room were my partner and our doulas. Though I’m generally quite private, having our doulas’ support through the most vulnerable and intimate times in my life has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. In this two-part series, I’ll first […]

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Unsaid Sad Birth

The Unsaid Part of Giving Birth

Tomorrow, I will have a two-week-old baby boy. This time I knew what to expect, but that wasn’t the case with my first-born. Following my first pregnancy, I was knocked to the ground with an encumbering cloud of despair. It caught me by surprise with no warning. Baby blues are too often the unsaid part […]

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Interview Your Pediatrician

When we were getting ready for our daughter to arrive almost two years ago, we asked around for some recommendations for a pediatrician. I had read some articles that suggested interviewing  them. So, trying to be good pre-parents, we did what we “should do”, we interviewed.  Thankfully we were a one and done interview as […]

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