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Practicing Self-Care During Pregnancy: Here’s What You Need To Know

Pregnancy is undoubtedly a magical phase for women. Mothers get to connect with their children before they are even born.  But there’s a thing expecting moms need to pay utmost attention to - self-care.  Read on to learn more about if you are a mom-to-be.  You need to realize that pregnancy is not all about…

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Castor Oil to Induce Labor – Yes it works {How I Used It}

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As I mentioned in Jackson's birth story, after 10 days of prodromal labor -- and with my doctor's permission -- I used castor oil to naturally induce labor. Despite all the horror stories I'd heard and read, it actually worked pretty perfectly for me, so I thought I'd kick off this series by sharing how…

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Why we don’t talk about miscarriage {and why I AM}

When "we" (meaning society as a whole) talk about pregnancy and miscarriage, we usually approach it from one of two angles—the heart-wrenching pain of a baby lost or the relief of a pregnancy that's made it through that "danger zone" into the second semester. Talking about the fear of miscarriage while actually in the first…

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Is Too Much Cinnamon Bad for You?

My pregnancies are typically marked more by food aversions than food cravings (with the exception of the Eggo waffles incident), but one thing I have been consistently craving this pregnancy is cinnamon. Oatmeal with fresh apples or nectarines and tons of cinnamon? Yes please. Sweet potatoes with ghee and a generous coating of cinnamon. Mm…

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On pregnancy after miscarriage, hope in spite of fear

After I miscarried in October, I found myself locked in a tug-of-war with myself: We have four beautiful daughters. Our youngest is (finally!) out of diapers and sleeping through the night. Life is good. Do we really want to try for another baby? But each month I would feel that familiar longing, and try we…

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