Recommendations provided here are not intended to replace conversations with your own medical care provider.  A nurse's perspective on any medical concern is always welcome. It is particularly appreciated during a common but fraught issue such as infertility. Join us...
Please talk to your medical provider before exercising after having a baby. By now you are (somewhat) used to your new little one and are adjusting to your new life. Maybe your bleeding has (finally!) stopped and you just want...
Please talk to your medical provider before beginning any exercise program. First of all, congratulations on your new bundle of joy!!!! I’m so happy you are considering exercising after having a baby, but really...don’t rush! Not because I’m trying to be...
Reaching the third trimester of pregnancy is exciting and possibly daunting as everyone has tips about labor. We are no different. As moms, and as health care practitioners, we have both personally experienced childbirth and worked professionally with pregnant...
Happy Cesarean Section Awareness Month! Did you know 1 in 3 birthing women in the United States deliver via a cesarean section? Even if you’re planning and manifesting a vaginal birth, education is empowerment! Birth can be complicated and...
Some women plan their births like a wedding, imaging the beautiful, spiritual experience years before conception. Like any experience with high expectations, we may be setting ourselves up for disappointment. When a woman does not have her birth go according...
There are many things you can’t foresee when creating a birth plan, but there are two words I never thought I would have to include: global pandemic.  I gave birth during a global pandemic three weeks ago in Burlington, right...
When I was offered the opportunity to participate in a postpartum/pelvic floor yoga class presented by The Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont, a little voice inside told me to DO IT.  I have never been to a formal yoga class,...
My pregnancy with my first-born was organized, bullet journaled, and crafted to the extreme. You might say that it was “Pinterest-perfect.” This time around, however, is the complete opposite. While I am preparing for a baby to join our family...
Whether you’re thinking of adding a bundle of joy to your life or if you have been actively trying to conceive for a while, ancient wisdom from traditional Chinese medicine could be helpful to improve your fertility.  Thousands of years...
We all know that it takes a village to raise a child. But in some cases, it can take a village to even conceive a child. There are so many people who would love to start a family but...
Content Warning: This story contains details related to anxiety after miscarriages. I am pregnant with my second child and am filled with doubt, fear, and anxiety. You might be asking yourself why, considering that it sounds like I’ve done this before....
When my son was born, I was eleven days past my due date. Those eleven days were amongst the longest days of my entire life. It felt like watching water boil, or viewing each individual sand of time run...
When I had my son a few years ago, I knew a little about what labor doulas do, but I hadn’t heard of a postpartum doula until I met Allison Hicks. Like most new moms, I went to my postpartum doctor...

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Get ready for part two of our Vermont Mom favorite Vermont gifts of 2021! We’ve got a fantastic series coming your way. And this...