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...
Deciding to live a full, healthy life isn’t easy. For me, it took almost seven years. I love to eat and I’m lazy. But, I haven’t always been lazy. In the recent past, I’ve been on a path to heal...
When I became pregnant, it was after only a few months of trying. It was planned... and yet, it still caught me off-guard. Partially because my husband and I had done our best to avoid getting pregnant for 15...
Before having your first baby, breastfeeding is probably high on your trepidation checklist. Sure, it’s a magical act of bonding between you and your baby. But it can also be stressful, or painful, or both! In theory, placing your...
Before having my son, I had a lot of fears over the dreaded postpartum period. After listening to the Birth Hour podcast for months, and questioning any other mom who wanted to share her trials and tribulations with birth...
If you Google the phrase, “Sex after kids,” a quick scroll down the page reveals a list of articles and blog posts entitled, “Is there sex after kids?” “Sexless marriage,” “How to maintain your sex life after having children,”...
Having kids changes everything. It changes every aspect of your life and marriage, including sex. After my second child was born, it took me a long time to feel ready to be intimate again. I hate that there is...
You know the feeling: You’re 5 weeks, 6 days postpartum, and you’re heading into your OB in the morning for the all-clear appointment. Your husband can barely sleep; it’s like Christmas Eve for him. He just can’t wait to...

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