September is a special time of the year because it's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Awareness Month. My daughter Kate’s early arrival at 33 weeks resulted in a 3-week NICU stay at Blank Children’s Hospital. It was a relatively...
In the last few years we have had to deal with a fair share of shortages. Things like coins, toilet paper, Sriracha, and now even tampons. But recently there was a national shortage of baby formula that rocked our...
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...
When I was 14 years old, I was having problems with my period health. My cramps were so intense I would double over in pain, and it made going to school incredibly difficult while I was on my period....
Both my postpartum experiences, one of which I am in the midst of, have involved dealing with anxiety. The first time around I utilized a therapist, support groups, and managing my work life balance. This helped me cope really...
1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility. The reality is someone you know is currently immersed in the world of trying to conceive. Their lives revolve around family planning, tracking ovulation, timed intercourse, peeing on a stick (or five), doctors...
I had a very idealistic view of how my pregnancy would go: prepping the nursery, bump pictures, childbirth classes, etc. Everything as expected for 40 weeks and in the spring we would welcome home a healthy baby. That all changed...
When you find out you’re expecting many fears and “what if” scenarios can run through your mind. These fears and worries continue on even after your little one has arrived safely. You worry if your doing things right, if...
Breastfeeding takes practice and patience. Babies don’t always follow our plans, which can create challenges. Let’s demystify the process and get back to the basics of breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Why Choose Breastmilk and Breastfeeding? Breastmilk is the best preventative medicine...
The heart is one of the most important organs– pumping blood and oxygen throughout your body. Sometimes abnormalities form while the baby is still in utero that can cause congenital (present at birth) heart disease. Other times a child...

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