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Postpartum Traditions from Around the World: China

By: Jennifer Cole Postpartum March 30, 2021

We are taking some time to learn about how other cultures from around the world handle the period of postpartum in contrast to what we do here in the United States. Or, perhaps more accurately, what we don’t do here in the United States.  As…

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Postpartum Traditions from Around the World: Latin America

By: Jennifer Cole Postpartum March 23, 2021

The postpartum period, aka the fourth trimester, is a critically important transitional time that should focus exclusively on bonding with your baby, healing your body, and adjusting to parenthood. Unfortunately in the United States, the postpartum period is often rushed through or ignored entirely; birthing…

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Setting Boundaries with Family After Baby Arrives

By: Jennifer Cole Postpartum March 15, 2021

Pregnancy brings so many new things into our lives that are both exciting yet often overwhelming because they’re happening to us all at once. While it’s normal and reasonable for us to focus most of our attention on our ever changing bodies and preparations for…

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I’m Pregnant and Scared of Losing My Freedom

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy March 9, 2021

Along with the excitement and eager anticipation that a first pregnancy brings comes fear in its many forms. So many fear-based thoughts can come up when you find out a baby is on the way, but rarely do we feel comfortable expressing them. One fear…

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I’m Pregnant: Can I Drink Coffee?

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy March 1, 2021

If you’re anything like me, I live for my morning coffee. It has transcended into ritual and become the focal point of my morning routine, as vital as the air I breathe. OK, that might be a wee bit over dramatic, but if you’re reading…

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What Are the Top Foods for Morning Sickness?

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy February 28, 2021

Were you so excited to find out that you’re pregnant until the day you woke up feeling nauseous or having to throw up? And then the same thing happened the next day? And the one after that? All of a sudden being pregnant isn’t fun…

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What Should I Read Now That I’m Pregnant?

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy February 23, 2021

It’s funny how quickly your taste in reading changes once you find out you’re pregnant. Suddenly, your appetite for bestsellers or Reddit sub-feeds is replaced with all things pregnancy and childbirth. You’ve probably already noticed that tons of things have been written on these subjects…

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Why Go Unmedicated?

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy February 18, 2021

With epidurals and other forms of medicine readily available on labor and delivery floors around the country, it’s become the norm for birthing people in the United States to choose medicalized pain management once they’re in labor. With 71% of all birthing people opting for…

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I’m Pregnant and I’m Scared

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy February 15, 2021

You’ve recently found out you’re pregnant and instead of being over the moon about it, frankly you’re scared shitless. You may even feel guilty for not being elated by the news but instead afraid and overwhelmed. It’s OK to admit that you’re scared. It’s far…

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OMG I’m Pregnant – What Now??

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy February 12, 2021

You’ve just found out you’re pregnant for the first time and absorbing that reality can be a lot to process. The moment you find out you’re pregnant your life changes overnight, so it’s natural to feel thrown by this momentous shift. Whether you’re really excited…

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