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    The decision to be 'done' is a hard one. A personal one. One that often leaves people judging or questioning, no matter what you decide. We remember the thoughts of a mama who was real and vulnerable for us. --A Guest Post By A Mama Who Wished To Remain Anonymous-- I have five children, and...
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    Postpartum Depression...it's so common that many just consider it part of the job sometimes as you become a new mother. But that doesn't always have to be, and many moms are finding relief in placenta encapsulation. It's no wonder that 80% of new mothers experience some form of postpartum mood...
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    Have well-meaning friends and family told you that breastfeeding means you can't get pregnant? Think again! Many mothers fall for the old wives' tale that says you can't get pregnant while breastfeeding. Unfortunately, believing this could lead to you getting pregnant much sooner than you...
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    It's impossible to avoid: Coronavirus exists and you need to protect yourself! And, if you find yourself pregnant during this global health crisis, you may, out of concern, turn to antimicrobial sanitizer. But research does NOT back that up, and actually suggests that pregnant women should...
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    Catie Atkinson, the artistic mama behind the small shop SpiritYSol, is inspired to share a collective journey of motherhood through beautiful imagery. Catie created her premier piece of birth art during an intense first trimester with her second child. Titled, "Believe," this work, featuring a...
  6. Pregnancy & Birth
    Even if you're taking supplements, it's important to nourish your body and your baby's body with good food, especially during the last trimester of your pregnancy. The third trimester is an important one in terms of baby's growth. The baby's weight more than doubles, and may even triple, before...
  7. Pregnancy & Birth
    More and more women are turning to their smartphones and computers during pregnancy. Most women have moments during their pregnancies that stay imprinted in their brain for a lifetime. Mine came approximately three months into my second pregnancy. My first pregnancy had sadly ended in an...
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    Pregnant mamas: if you're expecting a baby in April, you should join our April Due-Date Club, a safe space where moms can share advice, info, and experiences about their pregnancy journey! Click here to join our amazing tribe of women, preparing to give birth in April. Here are some great...
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    Many moms will spend a substantial amount of time preparing for the births of their babies, but not consider preparing for breastfeeding. We tend to assume breastfeeding will go well, so the setbacks or hurdles surprise us. Sometimes it goes beautifully and is simple from the beginning, but...
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    Many woman desire intervention-free births, but only a small minority end up having the birth that they envisioned. A new Australian study sheds light on a variety of factors that may help to promote or prohibit "normal birth." The idea of a normal birth varies from woman to woman. While some...
  11. Pregnancy & Birth
    Pregnancy can be a most exciting, magical time in a couple's life, but for 80 percent of women, the beginning is anything but fun. While nausea and sometimes vomiting can be a good sign that all is going well with the developing baby, it can make the first trimester downright miserable for mom...
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    It takes a strong heart to be a mother. More women are having heart attacks during pregnancy and birth than ever, and a new study may shed light on the reasons why. Having a baby places additional stress on the heart due to the many cardiovascular changes associated with pregnancy. During...
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    Pregnant mamas: if you're expecting a baby in March, you should join our March Due-Date Club, a safe space where moms can share advice, info, and experiences about their pregnancy journey! Click here to join our amazing tribe of women, preparing to give birth in March. Here are some great...
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    The placenta is pure magic to me. It was created for the sole purpose of bringing my children to life and then "died," a beautiful sacrifice, as they each took their first breath in this world. I thought I would start with a little anatomy lesson, after all, it's how the magic happens! During...
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    Go ahead and fall madly in love with the tiny person growing in your belly! Bonding with your unborn baby appears to give a head start in development after birth, according to a new study. The University of Cambridge found that mothers who feel connected to their baby during pregnancy are more...
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    The Bradley Method for natural childbirth prepares expecting mothers (and their coaches) for childbirth through education, breathing, relaxation, nutrition, and exercise. When I became pregnant with my first son, I honestly had no clue what to expect from childbirth. I had seen extremely...
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    Pregnant mamas: if you're expecting a baby in February, you should join our February Due-Date Club, a safe space where moms can share advice, info, and experiences about their pregnancy journey! Click here to join our amazing tribe of women, preparing to give birth in February. Here are some...
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    While eating a pint of ice cream is often written off as a typical pregnancy craving, moms-to-be might want to think twice before devouring all that sugar. For some women, pregnancy is a time to let their guard down when it comes to healthy eating habits. As making a baby takes extra energy...
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    It's International Day of the Midwife, and worldwide, women are celebrating the wonderful presence midwives have in our birth stories. Here are five reasons midwives make life better! 1. Midwives can lead to better birth outcomes. A recent study, the first of its kind, showed that when...
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    Pregnant mamas: if you're expecting a baby in January, you should join our January Due-Date Club, a safe space where moms can share advice, info, and experiences about their pregnancy journey! Click here to join our amazing tribe of women, preparing to give birth in January. Here are some...
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