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Postpartum Plan

Everyone always talks about the birth plan and where you're going to give birth. While this is very important it is not the end game. At the end of your birth you have a baby. This may sound simplistic and obvious but many couples don't think about what they're going to do with the baby… Continue reading Postpartum Plan

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Buffalo Birth Locations

Good Morning All! Today I'm going to be talking about the birth spaces in the Buffalo area, where I'm currently living. I think that it's really important to know all of your options before you decide where you're going to give birth and recently I was taken on a tour and given all of the… Continue reading Buffalo Birth Locations

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What are Boobs?

Today we're going to chat about the basics breast anatomy and breastfeeding. In my posts about breastfeeding (part one and part two) I talked about the book Breastfeeding Made Simple,  by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett. In the introduction, Jack Newman, MD described the many reasons why women say that they "can't" breastfeed (i.e. I don't have… Continue reading What are Boobs?

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Why Labor at Home?

Nine months pregnant, you're walking around at home thinking about all the things you need to clean, the food that should be cooked and frozen before the baby comes and then you feel something.... There's a funny sensation in your lower back. Your heart speeds up while you think "Could that be something? Was that… Continue reading Why Labor at Home?

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June: World Infertility Month

I just found out that June is World Infertility Month. I think that it's great to label it as a "World" issue because the range of infertility problems can affect anyone anywhere. WHO (World Health Organization) has even funded research on the topic to help determine what the world infertility rates are. From a 2012… Continue reading June: World Infertility Month

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Rachel Ray Made Me Cry

Hello all! I know that I'm late this week, truthfully I had no idea that it was Wednesday yesterday until I got a notification about today being Thursday. Clearly my brain hasn't quite caught up from my crazy week last week- I attended a wedding in North Carolina over memorial day weekend, came back to… Continue reading Rachel Ray Made Me Cry

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Breastfeeding: Part Two

Hello Everyone! If you didn't read part one click here! Popular Opinions “Despite its established benefits, breastfeeding is no longer a norm in many communities. The main reason is because a breastfeeding mother needs support measures at many levels, from legal and policy directives to social attitudes and values, women's work and employment conditions, and… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Part Two