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How To Have Your Best Pregnancy: First Trimester

How To Have Your Best Pregnancy: First Trimester

I am in the middle of preparing a series on Gestational Diabetes, but I decided that a series about pregnancy was more urgent. (I was supposed to write this “best pregnancy” post during the week of January 22nd, according to my editorial calendar, but that never happened >.< ) I have SO MANY pregnant friends, and this is what I wish I could tell you all!!! So here is how to have your BEST pregnancy: First Trimester! Second Trimester will…

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Stitches or Staples for the “Crunchy” C-Section

Stitches or Staples for the “Crunchy” C-Section

  There are many things you need to learn to prepare for a Cesarean Section.  An often neglected topic that can drastically improve your C-Section recovery, is deciding how you want your incision to be sealed. Even if you have had a C-Section before, TALK to your doctor about your surgery. Make sure you are both on the same page. Do NOT assume that everything will be the same as it was with your last one. Stitches are way different…

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Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

Welcome to the final part in a three part series about finding peace with C-Sections. After going through the process I detailed in my first two posts (first & second), I still felt like Cesarean Sections were necessary evils. I was mostly telling myself I would be accepting of a Cesarean, but I was doing everything possible to go into labor and have a vaginal delivery. Who wouldn’t, right? The bad thing was that I was stressing myself out, and…

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Quest to VBAC

Quest to VBAC

  Last post I talked about the heartbreak I felt after the birth of my firstborn. Since it ended in a C-Section, I was determined to have my unmedicated, all-natural birth the second time around. I obsessively researched the best exercises to do during pregnancy, religiously took my prenatals and iron pills, monitored and controlled my gestational diabetes like a boss, and- when I was getting close and past my estimated due date- looked into the most effective methods to…

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The Heartbreak After The C-Section

The Heartbreak After The C-Section

  My son wailed in the heated bassinet a few steps away, and the nurses were running around trying to find a heated blanket so they could lay him on my chest. I felt like an incubator that was no longer useful. I did not feel like a mother. This was not how motherhood should have begun. Not with a C-Section. A rush of “feel-good” hormones should have replaced my exhaustion. Endorphins were supposed to make me forget any pain…

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How to CRUSH Your Thrush

How to CRUSH Your Thrush

This is a series on Thrush! Here is the original post, and here is the post for how to help cure baby. Welcome to the post on curing Mama! So we have already figured out that you have thrush. Your nipples are pale pink, or have pale spots, maybe they are peeling, and it feels like daggers are trying to erupt out of your boobs, or one of these medieval bad boys are trying to work their ruthless horrors on…

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