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5 Things I Learned From April the Giraffe

Saturday morning, I had two friends text me the exciting news: “April’s having her baby!” and “It’s happening!” You might think April is a friend of mine or at least an acquaintance. No, April is a giraffe, and because this is 2017, pregnant giraffes in New York on live stream cameras can achieve worldwide fame […]

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What My Failed Birth Plan Taught Me About Motherhood

Long before I ever conceived my daughter, I knew I wanted an unmedicated, natural birth. I knew I wanted as little interventions as possible. So when my husband and I finally became pregnant after years of trying, we immediately joined a birthing class to prepare ourselves for the best possible experience. We made it to almost […]

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I’m a VBAC Failure

I’ve tried to write this post a thousand different times in a thousand different ways. And I have come up with no clever way to say these words.  So I’ll just say them plainly.  My VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) attempt failed. And it was the exact birth I needed.  My emergency c-section with my […]

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Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms {OKC Event Details}

We are thrilled to be hosting our very first event specifically for new and expecting moms! We are excited to be partnering with City Moms Blog Network and 40 of our other sister sites to bring local communities this event with an estimated attendance of over 3,000+ moms across the US! Thank you to our […]

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Why I Chose Placenta Encapsulation…

Placenta. Encapsulation.  Just let that soak in. I first heard of placenta encapsulation 4 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter.  My birth teacher told us about the potential benefits- everything from boosting milk supply to lessened postpartum bleeding to helping to ease or avoid the baby blues and postpartum mood disorders.  It […]

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I. Love. Birth.

Hi, my name is Anna and I am a birth addict. I’m not sure exactly when it started, but it progressed rather quickly. It doesn’t seem like that long ago when pre-motherhood Anna sat around listening to women discuss all of their childrens’ deliveries and thought, “Hmm…how can these women talk about this for hours?” Hours. […]

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10 Things No One Told Me About Life After Labor

While I was pregnant with my first child, the whole “birthing and newborn baby thing” was fascinating to me. I was obsessed with watching shows such as “Bringing Home Baby” and “A Baby Story”. I would scroll through my Facebook newsfeed and would see pictures of my friends smiling and looking beautiful, holding their new […]

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