Postpartum depression can be a really scary thing. I think it is becoming less scary because people are talking about it. Women are talking about what it felt like for them and how they got help. Men are talking...
“Not fit for life,” the doctor said. “You won’t make it past three months.” Hearing these words come out of the specialist’s mouth was the last thing we expected to hear. We were 14 and half weeks pregnant with our second...
Where you deliver your baby is one of the biggest choices you make during pregnancy. At UnityPoint Health – Iowa Lutheran Hospital, we’ve made our care more beneficial for both mother and baby. Since November 2014, Iowa Lutheran has been...
Human placentophagy, or consumption of the placenta, is defined as, “The ingestion of a human placenta postpartum, at any time, by any person, either in raw or altered (e.g., cooked, dried, steeped in liquid) form.” Just a Fad or For...
I am a first-time mama and I have triplets—two girls and one boy. Raising my triplets during a pandemic, racial unrest, and the 2020 Presidential election has been challenging!  I gave birth via cesarean on January 13, 2020. My babies...
Taylor Zaun, from Family Legacy Counseling, shares tips for creating good communication in your relationships.
At 30 weeks with my second child I was terrified when they told me the baby was breech. What does that mean? What happens next? They told that they would check again at 36 weeks to see if she had...
This featured post highlights local mama-owned business Serenity by Ashley -- specializing in Therapeutic and Pre/Post Natal Massage in Clive (IA). We were so blessed to have Ashley at our Bloom New & Expecting Moms Event this fall! Numerous mamas got to take...
I am twenty-some weeks pregnant, and even though I’m starting to feel big and awkward, I know I still have a long way to go before meeting this baby (it’s a girl!). Pregnancy does crazy things to your body. From...
With this being my fifth pregnancy (surprise for those who don't know yet!), I know a thing or two about proper attire while pregnant. Because we have a large age gap between our kids, I had to build my...

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