I don’t know at what point I developed preeclampsia, but I can’t help but look back at how swollen I was and wonder why it didn’t occur to me sooner. I’d heard of preeclampsia, but I had no idea what pregnant women with preeclampsia really went through. Not understanding how much higher risk I would […]
I’ve always struggled with keeping my blood sugar stable–naturally prone to hypoglycemia, it’s common for my blood sugar to spike, then drop way too low. So when it was time to take the glucose challenge test for gestational diabetes, I dreaded it for weeks. I’d heard horror stories of the disgusting, syrupy drink (Glucola), and […]
When it comes to planning a registry and deciding which new baby must-haves to include, a breast pump might not be at the top of your list. But the day your insurance company asks you to choose one, the mom overwhelm feels pretty intense. We’ve been there, we get it, and we’ve got you covered […]
Exclusive pumping is a hard journey, but it has many benefits. Here are 7 tips, + all you need to know about how to exclusively pump.
During this time of extreme uncertainty, many of us are struggling to sleep. If you’re like me, you fall asleep easily but wake up at about 3am thinking of whatever was on your mind during the day, or perhaps your subconscious decides to think (yet again) about the state of the world. You might also […]
Lots of people are panicking about health, feeling helpless and searching for natural ways to boost the immune system. First, and foremost, the best thing you can do right now is follow the CDC guidelines, as well as your local community guidelines, for “social distancing.” And, of course, follow the advice of your doctor. This […]
Undoubtedly, we’re in hard times right now, and we’re dealing with uncertainty in a way most of us have never experienced before. Our age group didn’t live through the Great Depression or any major pandemics, and when I look around at the vast responses to our current moment, I see a lot of people feeling […]
This is not about “normal" emotions after giving birth, but a serious mental health issue. We must try to understand dealing with postpartum anxiety.
My miscarriage story is not typical, but it's so special. Thanks to my baby, and a vigilant ER nurse, I found out I had cancer after miscarriage. Read more here.
When Laura found out that her “ovaries had all but closed up shop at the ripe old age of 32,” she vowed she would find a way to conceive naturally. Using donor eggs, the doctor’s suggestion, was not an option. At least Laura didn’t think so then. But “thousands of dollars poorer, and with nothing […]