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Delivery Packing 101

As my 2nd pregnancy is close to the end and I am progressively waddling at this point, I realize I need to pack my hospital bag before it’s too late. It has been 3 years since I had do this and I have learned from what I over packed or mistakenly didn’t pack the first […]

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The first time. I knew so little!

I’m Carrying So Much More This Time

Pregnancy is so different the second time. As a mom who is blessed with many mom-friends, I expected that my second pregnancy would be different than my first. Even so, I was unprepared for how significantly different my experience would be. I’m carrying so much more this time. Not just in the literal sense of […]

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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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