As someone who is personally impacted by infertility, I am reminded daily of how grateful I am for treatment. According to The World Health Organization, 1 in 6 couples are effected by infertility. Despite the large number of people...
We gave birth to our daughter in November and I still pinch myself every morning to remind me that she's really here. My partner and I struggled to get pregnant for years. Thankfully after two rounds of IVF, we...
I experienced postpartum depression and anxiety with my first baby. I blamed it on the circumstances surrounding my daughter’s birth and our struggles with breastfeeding. When I was preparing for my second baby, I tried everything I could to...
There’s a lot to learn when you’re pregnant. It can seem overwhelming. There are lots of pregnancy books you can read, but sometimes a class with a knowledgeable instructor is the best way to go. Luckily for pregnant people...
I was raised by a hippie father and feminist mother, and yet, even with their progressive ideologies, I was taught to protect myself, my body. The duty to make sure that I wasn't taken advantage of was put on...
Like many mothers, I struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety with both of my children. Up until I had my second child, I didn’t fully realize how postpartum depression and anxiety are dependent on the body’s reaction to hormonal...
If we want women to thrive in the workplace, we must address challenges holding them back. One barrier is the domestic and childcare responsibilities women face at home. Organizations have the opportunity to address this. The solution, introduce the...
Once you find out you’re pregnant there’s a lot to learn!  A quick search for books on birth and babies reveals a staggering number of options.  Which ones should you read?  Sorting through the choices can feel overwhelming.  To...
Why am I choosing to use formula from day one? The answer is very simple, because I want to. This should be enough, but I'll expand.   I want to start by saying this is my opinion and my opinion only....
September is NICU awareness month. One year ago this month, I was a brand new NICU parent myself. My daughter was born seven weeks early, following an extended hospital stay when my water broke unexpectedly at 30 weeks pregnant.  This...

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