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Fear Factor: Relentless Fears of the Modern Parent

Fear Factor: Relentless Fears of the Modern Parent

There’s a lot to say about being a modern day parent, of this I have become increasingly certain.  I find that I am discovering new maternal battlefields on an almost daily basis. Battlegrounds that involve the heart and soul of not only myself and my quest to be a decent human being/successful mother, but also […]

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3 Common Practices to Sidestep During Your Pregnancy

Preventing C-Sections: 3 Common Practices to Sidestep During Pregnancy

I’m part of a group of women I call the “Cesarean Sisterhood.” For various reasons, and in consultation with our respective doctors, we each made the decision to have a C-section birth. In my case, my stubborn second son insisted there was no way he was entering the world head first. So, he put his […]

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Exercise Outside the Box-2

Exercise Outside the Box

Many a New Year’s resolution is centered around fitness. If you have any doubt, just look at any store ad during the month of January: all workout related gear is on sale. There are a lot of great forms of exercise out there, but if you’re looking for something adventurous, look to the big top. That’s right- think […]

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Midwifery Today: A “Modern Hippie” Hospital Birth

Midwifery Today: A “Modern Hippie” Hospital Birth

While OB/GYNs are still the go-to professionals for infant deliveries in the United States, midwife-attended births are growing in popularity. And the majority of those births now occur in hospitals. I must admit, the first time I heard the word “midwife” I thought of somebody in a peasant blouse and blue jeans, wearing a floral […]

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