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Sleep Deprivation Is Lethal To Parents

Recently, Ryan Bergara, a Buzzfeed staff member, underwent an experiment. He cut his sleep back to only five hours per day, including two twenty-minute naps. I'm not sure how long this experiment was ...

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How To Bond When You Can't Hold Your Baby

My hope for every pregnant person is that their labor ends with a healthy and happy mother-baby dyad! Unfortunately, not all pregnancies end in this blissful way. Some mothers spend the first weeks an...

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Do Homeopathic Kid's Remedies Work?

It's cold and flu season! I'm sure your kids have brought home their fair share of sniffles in the last few weeks; I know mine certainly have! I am confident that I can kill a flu virus with a baby-sa...

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What Is A Midwife?

As a child, I learned that doctors delivered babies. When I got a little bit older, I learned these doctors had a fancy name, a specialization: they were obstetricians. It wasn't until decades later t...

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The Weirdest Requests From Moms In Labor

I've only been in labor twice, but neither time was what I would call " a walk in the park". Giving birth is incredibly difficult - physically taxing and emotionally intense, with real life-altering r...

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Why You Should Keep Your Due Date Secret

Ever since you saw that positive pregnancy test, you've probably been counting the days, weeks, and months until your baby's arrival. Yes, there is a day, medically speaking, when your baby is “due”. ...

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Baby-Specific KonMari Tips For Netflix Moms

If the pile of "stuff" to donate by my front door didn't give it away already, let me confirm: Marie Kondo has invaded our home. Don't deny it; you've been binge-watching "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo"...

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11 Core Exercises Safe During Pregnancy

My nearly back-to-back pregnancies really did a number on my physical body. I don't mean to complain; I'm simply explaining why I've needed months of physical therapy to recover after each child was b...

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What I Pack In My Doula Bag

I'm working as a doula, which means I am attending births and providing postpartum care for parents. Most of my focus is on laboring mothers; as you know, labor isn't always predictable! Just like mom...

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7 Ways To Pick A Baby Name You Both Like

Ask most parents the hardest part of picking their child's name and they'll tell you: it's hard to agree on a name you both like! Some people have a name they've been dreaming of since childhood. Can ...

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