Dear Madison, I first picked out your name around 2009, or so. I was watching the “Suite Life of Zach and Cody” with my little brother and sister-in-law. Maddie, that would be your nick name. Your name would be Madison. Your middle name was just as easy to pick, it would be Delores, after my […]
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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 […]
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 […]
November 17th may be just a normal day to most families, but not to mine. Today is national Prematurity Awareness Day, and I am a mother of a former preemie. On this day, we remember the birth of our daughter, who was born at 32 weeks and 5 days in May 2015. Here is our […]
When you’re pregnant, people say some crazy things. If you’re reading this blog, I probably don’t have to tell you that. From the stranger who told me I should induce labor by “going home and making whoopee,” to the nice old lady who informed a 9-month-pregnant me that she almost bled to death during delivery…I’ve […]
I like to think of myself as a fitness junkie. Growing up I played sports outside with the boys. I was on competitive travel softball teams from the time I was eight years old. I received scholarship offers. I was considered one of the skinny girls, but I had legitimate muscle that my husband is still […]
After six months of being married, my husband and I decided to start trying for our first baby. I quit birth control and figured things would just happen quickly, for no good reason other than I lack patience and didn’t see a reason it wouldn’t. After almost a year of crying every time good old […]
The Cincinnati Moms Guide to OB & Gyn practices in Cincy & NKY.
Warning: Do not read this if you haven’t had kids! Or do, and remember you’ve been forewarned! I never thought I wanted kids. I thought maybe I was missing the “mom gene” or something. I was in denial for a while when my friends told me they thought I was pregnant, until I threw up […]