Birth trauma is one of those things that no one really talks about. Perhaps it is the desire to not relive the bad experiences, or maybe it is the embarrassment surrounding the event. It could even be the guilt...
If you type "geriatric pregnancy" into Google it'll tell you that it's an outdated term referring to a pregnant woman aged 35 and older. Outdated, it says. Really? Then why is that word still thrown around? These days the...
Family planning plays an important part in preparing for our futures. Most of the time we all have a number in mind as to how many children we see for ourselves. Some don't want any while others want many....
April is Cesarean Awareness Month, yet for nearly one-third of women, the reality of c-sections is already a presence in our lives. For many of us, c-section awareness isn't confined to just 30 days. Instead, it started on a...
I have been an avid reader since I was a child. I read constantly about many topics. When I became pregnant with my daughter in 2018, I immediately ordered every book I could find about pregnancy and babies (seriously,...
After my first pregnancy, I remember schlepping myself and my breastfed baby to my six-week postpartum appointment at the hospital an hour away. This way the doctor could check things out, give me some contraceptives, and I could be...
Earth-shattering. Life-changing. Breath-taking (in the worst way possible). At just 24 years old I heard the words, "You have breast cancer." It was a moment in my life that I will never forget. After a mastectomy, months of chemotherapy, 30+...
It wasn't until after my first baby was born that I heard of a 'physiologic birth'. I came to understand this birth process through hypnobirthing. It seems to me that education for women about the natural process of physiologic...

Therapy and Me

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I never thought I would need therapy for anxiety and depression, and although I never received an official diagnosis, all the signs were there. I felt overwhelmed, overstimulated, a sense of dread and despair, and I was terrified of being...
To start World Breastfeeding Week, I wanted to share my breastfeeding journey over the course of three pregnancies that gave me four precious children. There are many factors that make breastfeeding more or less challenging, and everyone needs to...

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Mom’s Night Out at Sterling Street Brewery Recap!

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The sun was shining and the summer breeze was pouring through the open doors of Sterling Street Brewery in Clinton, MA as local moms...