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Postpartum is 3 Years, Not 6 Weeks

Postpartum is 3 Years, Not 6 Weeks

  That’s a picture of Miss Penelope. She is almost three-and-a-half. I don’t know where time goes! Seems like just yesterday I was giving birth to her. It’s weird no longer being a postpartum mom and making the transition to having a kid and not a baby. Did you know that postpartum is technically three years long?  I have no idea when, where, or why the world starting thinking it was…

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I Hate Pregnancy: A Handy Guide for a Tough First Trimester

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Time for some honesty: I hate being pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong. I love my babies. I love motherhood. But the first trimester and I are not friends. The first 3-4 months of pregnancy are a roller coaster of misery for me. The unyielding nausea, vomiting, and exhaustion make labor seem like a walk in the park in comparison. It’s like 15 weeks of the stomach flu. I’m pregnant…

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Envision your Dream Birth Plan

Envision your Dream Birth Plan

  When we wrote our birth plan for our first baby, my husband and I were surprised to realize how many things we hadn’t thought about before. Who was going to cut the cord? Did we want our newborn wiped off or just handed directly to me for skin-to-skin contact? Did we want to circumcise? Eek! Those questions hadn’t even crossed our minds yet, and we were so glad that…

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The Adventure of Motherhood

The Adventure of Motherhood

We recently got the wonderful news that we’re expecting Baby #3. (Yay!) I thought by the third time around, discovering we were pregnant would feel old hat. It didn’t. I was just as shocked and in awe at this news as the first time we found out we were expecting. Truly. I literally screamed “I’M PREGNANT!” to my husband before I even made it out of the bathroom with the…

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Guilty as Charged, Entering the Job Market at 26 Weeks Pregnant

Guilty as Charged, Entering the Job Market at 26 Weeks Pregnant

At 6 months pregnant with my first child, I got a job. A full-time, balls-to-the-wall job leaping me back into the frenetic world of TV/Digital Media production after spending the past year pursuing part-time freelance work. Many of my friends who are media executives kindly told me that neither they nor anyone else would hire a pregnant worker (even though it’s illegal), and that I should just sit back and enjoy…

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Homeopathy for Post Partum Healing

Homeopathy for Post Partum Healing

Welcome again to Piper Martin from the Homeopathic Pregnancy, who is bringing us amazing information on homeopathic remedies for post partum. For her other post on homeopathic remedies for morning sickness, click here. Postpartum is an excellent time to use homeopathy as you feel your way into motherhood. The remedies will support the physical healing, allowing you to feel comfortable in your body, creating freedom from using medication and setting…

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Why I Want a Doula

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As someone who has been a Certified Doula for almost a decade now (I haven’t taken on clients for years though) I am thrilled Becky is hiring a Doula! She is correct, it is money well spent. We all know the age old stats, births with Doulas have better “outcomes” but it is also just really nice to have someone in attendance who is initiated in birth and who knows what…

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Homeopathy for Morning Sickness

Homeopathy for Morning Sickness

Welcome Piper Martin of The Homeopathic Pregnancy! She is sharing information gold this week! I have never personally tried these remedies for morning sickness, but I am huge fan of homeopathy. If I am so blessed to be pregnant again one day, I will for sure be giving these a try. -Stephanie  Homeopathy is a safe, affordable and loving way to support yourself during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period. It can…

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