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My Newly Postpartum Body…

Posted on: August 16, 2019 | Postpartum, Uncategorized

Postpartum body

My newly postpartum body is soft. Its skin moves in ways that it never did before. It feels different and it looks like it’s been “used.” It has legs that are unshaven, hair that is unkempt and eyes that feature dark circles around them. It leaks fluid from various locations …


I Was Robbed of a Natural Birth

Posted on: July 28, 2019 | Uncategorized

A natural birth

There are plenty of pregnant individuals who have a soulful connection with a pre-determined birth philosophy. When it comes to the birth of their baby, a natural birth, unmedicated and un-intervened is what they expect and have always imagined. And for others, their instinct is, “I trust my doctor and …


3 Refreshing Summer Recipes

Posted on: July 5, 2019 | Uncategorized

summer recipes

3 Summer Fun Recipes Chilled Strawberry Soup 1 quart fresh strawberries cleaned and sliced 4 ounces softened cream cheese ½ cup of sugar 8 ounces of lemon yogurt 3 cups half and half ½ cup strawberry liqueur In a food processor mix strawberries, cream cheese and sugar until it becomes …


I Had a Hairy Baby

Posted on: June 19, 2019 | Babies, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Lanugo, a hairy baby

Why doesn’t anyone tell you that you might have a hairy baby?! A hairy, furry, fuzzy BABY! Imagine expecting to give birth to a soft, sweet precious, beautiful little girl and opening your eyes to a bald-headed baby with hair on its BACK, SHOULDERS, and ARMS! I mean, you are …


Please Don’t Judge Me, I’m Trying…

Posted on: May 7, 2019 | Uncategorized

Don't judge me

I’m new at this parenting thing and I’m trying to find my way. So please don’t judge me. I want to do what’s best for my baby and I’m trying to figure out exactly what that is. So please don’t judge me. My nipples are cracked and bleeding so I’m …


Listeriosis – What Not to Eat During Pregnancy

Posted on: May 1, 2019 | Uncategorized

Listeriosis

OK! Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about Listeriosis. Listeriosis is the illness associated with consuming the bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes. This bacteria is found in both water and soil. Since this bacteria can be found in water and soil, it makes sense that it …


Braxton Hicks Contractions

Posted on: March 18, 2019 | Labor and Birth, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Braxton hicks contractions

Braxton hicks contractions may not signify the onset of labor but there is nothing “false” about them. Often referred to as false labor, braxton hicks contractions are your body’s way of preparing for the big day. Unfortunately, they offer no indication of when labor will begin. Some people begin experiencing …


Why the Little Things Mean a Lot

Posted on: February 27, 2019 | Doula Life, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Westchester doula

Pregnancy and early parenting are harder than most women let on about and because of that, the little things we say and do for them, really mean a lot. Westchester based doula, Debbie Aglietti has some advice Here is a list of 15 “little things” you can do or say, …


5 Things We Search for During Pregnancy

Posted on: February 13, 2019 | Pregnancy, Uncategorized

pregnancy

After a quick poll, what we found is that during pregnancy the world wide web is where everyone turns for how to navigate their gestational period. But we wanted to know exactly what they were searching for. We received a lengthy list but we saw the following 5, more than …


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