Tag: Birth

Working With a Birth Center During My Pandemic Pregnancy

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I had just attended my first midwife visit at The Addice birth center in January before the world went to chaos with COVID. Having...

Great Expectations vs. Reality:: Having a Baby During a Pandemic

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A Tale of Two {Very Different} Births St. Patrick's Day is the feast of the saint who famously converted Ireland to the Catholic faith. It...

Let’s Talk Pelvic Floor Health

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What Pelvic Floor? My pelvic floor. Not something I thought about much or really, ever, until after I delivered my second child. Yes, I knew...

The Alphabet Soup of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean {VBAC} Delivery

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NOTE:: This post relates to women who have had one prior Cesarean delivery and a known lower transverse uterine incision. Putting the letters together! CD—Cesarean delivery TOLAC—Trial of...

My Biggest Blessings Came on the Worst Day of my Life

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I am pretty much an open book. There's not much I haven't shared from our infertility journey to my hysterectomy and my marriage trials....

I am an OB/GYN :: This is What EVERY Woman Should...

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As an OB/GYN and high-risk pregnancy specialist, I get called, texted and emailed nearly daily by friends, friends of friends, coworkers and family members...

How to Be an Angel to a NICU Family

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To say my family's journey to the NICU was unexpected would be an ENORMOUS understatement. If you had told 8-month-pregnant-me, reporting for her last...

All Birth Stories are Worthy {Cesarean Awareness Month}

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April is Cesarean Awareness Month. To me, a birth story is like a good book that I can’t put down. I love to hear...

It Happened Again… On Having Severe Preeclampsia for the Second Time

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I was overjoyed to learn that I was pregnant for the second time.  My first pregnancy ended with a premature baby in the NICU...
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