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Ask the Doula! {Guest Starring Doulas of Cincinnati}

This post is part of a sponsored relationship, however, we would not partner with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers.Support for families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum has been around for pretty much forever. Modern Doulas are quite a bit different than what you may have loosely learned in history […]

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Choosing an OBGYN: Where to Start

Choosing an OBGYN: Where to Start

This post is part of a sponsored partnership with The Christ Hospital Health Network. We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to provide important resources to local moms. Two lines. And not just ANY two lines. Two life-changing little lines. I’m talking about the ones that show up on a home pregnancy test. […]

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Why I Did NOT Encapsulate My Placenta

You have probably heard of placenta encapsulation if you are having babies these days. Placenta encapsulation is the practice of preparing your placenta to eat. In case this is all news to you: yes, that’s right: some moms eat a human organ after birth. Clearly placenta encapsulation isn’t for everyone. Yet, when I was pregnant […]

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Why I Wished I Had a Doula at My Birth and After

I am part of two clubs that pregnant and new mothers don’t ever wish to join: the long-first-labor club and the postpartum depression club. My husband and I did 54 hours of labor, mostly alone. Afterward, I developed postpartum depression, which was also very isolating. During those challenging days and then subsequent challenging months, I know […]

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Zika: Family Planning and Your Winter Vacation

Disclaimer: The information in this blog post is based on the research of one local mom with the goal of staying informed on a serious topic. As always, if you have questions about topics related to medicine, we encourage you to engage with your health care provider.Public Service Announcement from one mom to another: If […]

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