Juliana’s Birth Story

I had the best pregnancy when I was expecting my first child. I was working in the ER up until the end, I was feeling tired but excited for being a mother.

My Ob/Gyn at the time practiced what I felt was conservative medicine, meaning she was overly cautious. Instead of keeping me calm during my pregnancy she would say things that made me nervous about my pregnancy (I’m pretty easy going).  Read More


Your top infertility questions — answered An interview with infertility specialist Dr. Margareta Pisarska

 

According to the CDC, 15% of couples in America struggle to get pregnant. Infertility does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexuality or economic status. You never know how badly you want something until you are told that it may not be possible.

More and more I’m noticing couples around me having trouble conceiving and I’ve personally witnessed the emotional toll it takes on them. In honor of all of those who are having trouble getting pregnant I interviewed Dr. Margareta Pisarska, to help answer some common questions and debunk myths about infertility.

Q: After how long of trying to conceive should a couple seek an infertility specialist?

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7 Ways To Avoid Postpartum Blues

There’s nothing more exciting than expecting a baby. You prepare the nursery, you get showered with love from all your friends and family, and you’re watching this baby grow inside you!

Then you have the baby and your entire world as you knew it turns upside down. Your body is a wreck, you’re hurting everywhere, the level of exhaustion is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before, and your stressing over breastfeeding.

These kind of overnight changes can make anybody go mad, which is why so many women suffer from postpartum blues. I was definitely one of them with my first pregnancy.

However with close observation of women who delivered after me and with the birth of my second daughter I found qualities that help combat this emotional period of time. Read More


Tips to Successful Breastfeeding

Before I discuss my breastfeeding journey I want to preface it by saying everyone’s journey is different and breastfeeding is not for everyone. However, I do believe there’s a stigma and almost a taboo for a mother to nurse her child in public and that needs to change if we want mother’s to be successful with breastfeeding.

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