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Going From One to Two

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  As I enter my last few weeks of pregnancy, I feel so many different emotions. Excitement to meet the newest addition to our family, but also a little bit of apprehension.  I have been a mom for the past 3+...
After having my first baby via c-section because she was breech, I switched provider practices to one I originally thought was more VBAC friendly. Unfortunately, as I was about to enter my third trimester, I realized that some red...
As I enter into the third trimester of my second pregnancy, I am starting to contemplate my birthing plan. My first baby was breech; therefore, I had a c-section. At that time, during my third trimester, I tried moxibustion, a...
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The Storm Before the Rainbow

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This post is not for the faint of heart. There will be no happy ending in this story. I will share information with you about something that happens so often but is spoken about so very rarely...loss of a...
The journey through pregnancy is full of exciting, joyful, nerve-wracking, tired, and unique moments. From the moment you see those two pink lines, you work hard to be a wonderful mom by getting prenatal care, researching baby gear, and...
HELLP Syndrome

HELLP Syndrome

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Until the evening of September 18, 2006, I had never heard of HELLP Syndrome. But what I do know is the worry I saw in the eyes of the doctors and nurses when they told me my identical twins...
I have a son and a daughter, but I've been pregnant three times. I didn't miscarry a baby, I terminated a pregnancy. In my early 20s, I got pregnant accidentally, and I exercised my legal right to an abortion....
  I’m seven months pregnant and battling severe anemia. I take assurances that this means my baby girl is getting everything she needs (there just isn’t a lot left over for me). For a little less than a week I...
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Arvigo Massage for the Win

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Have you ever heard of an Arvigo massage? What if I told you by having this particular massage done your sex life would improve, digestive issues will improve, scar tissue will be broken up, it can help with infertility, and...
There are very few things that I'm sure of when it comes to this parenting thing. One thing I know for sure is that words matter. And I don't just mean that the sticks and stones poem is completely inaccurate...

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Farmers’ Markets in Westchester County

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Fall is my absolute favorite time to visit local farmers' markets. When I first moved to Westchester, I was so excited to try them...
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