I struggled to get pregnant three times, and I lost my second pregnancy. However, I have two beautiful and amazing living children. After going through infertility, I have been very vocal (or at least as much as I can)...
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had lots of ideas about what my birthing experience would look like. I carefully designed my birthing plan considering the science, medical needs, and emotional attachments to some idealized version...
No one tells you about the gross things during pregnancy and how much your body will change. There is so much more going on than that growing belly. Say goodbye to sleeping through the night and being able to...
Long story short, don’t make the same mistake I made. Don’t meet with the third doctor at your practice when you’re 30 weeks pregnant and decide your philosophies don’t align at all and that there is no way you can even...
I’ve been attentive to my health ever since I was seventeen years old after my father had emergency surgery to remove his right kidney and the orange-sized tumor living on it. It was a reality check for all of us,...
A few months ago, I wrote an article about finding a supportive VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) provider. Well, I GOT MY VBAC, and I am here to tell you how I could get one despite not having the...
When a celebrity gives birth, we are often bombarded with photos of the mother beaming the widest of smiles and lovingly gazing into the baby's eyes.   As someone who experienced a postpartum illness, or more accurately referenced as a Perinatal...
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My Birth Experience Abroad

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This month my daughter turns four years old and when I share my birth experience, friends always get surprised (I gave birth to two kids in the Netherlands). It is interesting when we share stories seeing them from different...
April is infertility awareness month. I always dreamed of being a mom, so I started getting really frustrated and sad when things didn't happen right away.  You see, I got married in 2009. We both wanted children, but we thought...
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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+...

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2023 Date Night Guide {the best restaurants in Westchester County}

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We feel lucky to live in Westchester County, where there are many options for awesome date nights. But sometimes, the sheer number of places...