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My Epidural Experience

About the Epidural Procedure Epidurals are a very common pain reliever during vaginal delivery. Approximately 60% of women get an epidural in the US. I had a great epidural experience! The process of receiving an epidural is simple: When you are ready, an anesthetist will inject a local anesthetic into your lower back. Once the anesthetic […]

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11 Reasons to Manage Your Fertility Naturally

Looking for ways to plan and manage your fertility and family size naturally? For our part, we have chosen natural family planning (NFP). We don’t use hormonal or barrier methods; instead, we track my cycles and plan our sex life accordingly. Every couple is different, but it has worked beautifully for us. These are the top 11 things […]

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Mother’s Day in the Sibley NICU: A Blessing, Not A Curse

I started my motherhood journey with two beautiful, tiny babies — and I had to ask permission from someone else at the hospital to hold them.  When I was discharged from Sibley Memorial Hospital, and my newborn twins were not, the floodgates opened.  I cried.  A lot.   Then one day, my crying stopped.  It was […]

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Supporting Someone With Infertility

Infertility can be one of the most isolating struggles we face as women. When it’s the first time trying to get pregnant, miscarriages after a successful pregnancy, or any other scenario, it’s hard. Hard to explain to friends and family, hard to deal with personally, hard to scroll through social media where it seems everyone […]

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