Posts Tagged: pregnancy

Delivery Room Trends

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In the past five years, I’ve given birth to three beautiful boys and each labor was unique and memorable. From back labor with an epidural to induction with a birth ball and no meds, I am proud of each experience, as they resulted in amazing new life being brought into this world. Also within the… Read more »

Mom Report: Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound

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“I want to snuggle him,” said 3-year-old Luca as he gave himself a big bear hug. “And I want to tickle his little feet,” chimed in the biggest brother, Dominic, age 5. My sweet boys continue watching an ultrasound video taken of their baby brother at Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound in Mason, Ohio, and… Read more »

Maternity Wear

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You’re pregnant belly is starting to show and your clothes are becoming a little more snug. Here are some tips and tricks for your expanding size.

Post-Partum Doulas

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Family and friends are a huge resource for new moms, but sometimes what you really need is expert input — enter postpartum doulas.

The Rewards of Massage

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Whether you want to soothe a fussy baby, take care of sore and aching muscles in your back, or relax your body and mind, a massage just might be the best prescription.

Delivery! Having a Preemie

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Unexpectedly, your delivery is … NOW! Your baby will be born early, so there are plenty of things you need to know about having a preemie.

Baby’s Name

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Starting in 1790, the U.S. government began gathering statistical information about the American people every 10 years.  Now, in May of every year, the Social Security Administration releases the top baby names of the previous year. 

Conquering Your First Year as a Mom

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Know what to expect of your post-pregnancy self … and embrace it! Sandy Walker watched in horror the image she saw in her bathroom mirror. No, it wasn’t a ghost or even the sight of her 4-year-old cutting her hair. It was Sandy’s post-natal body … sagging, bulging, stretch marks and all. During pregnancy you… Read more »

Find Friends & Support in Parent Groups

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Connecting with a local – or even national – group may be just the thing you need.   Nine-and-a-half years ago, I left my teaching position at a community college to stay at home full time with my newborn son. Shortly afterwards, my husband accepted a job transfer to northern Vermont. Our first long, cold… Read more »

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