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Adventures in Labor

A woman remembers special events very vividly in her life: her first kiss, her wedding day, and the first time she gives birth. During my first pregnancy, I didn’t really know what to expect except that it was going to hurt. BAD. My friends that had given birth were a little tight-lipped on what happened. […]

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My Road to Motherhood Was Long, But So Worth It

“Should you start putting a towel or something underneath the sheets in case your water breaks while in bed?” my husband nervously asked. (Insert big eye role from an overly pregnant me.) “No,” I simply stated. “I’ve read that the chances of your water just spontaneously breaking are actually really small. Only in the movies […]

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How I Prepared for Natural Childbirth

Natural childbirth has nothing to do with your pain tolerance, and everything to do with your mental stamina. I should know. I’m incredibly stubborn (thanks, dad), and it paid off. Up until I got pregnant, I assumed I would do what every other woman I knew did, which was to have an epidural during childbirth. […]

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I Didn’t Get to Hold My Babies When They Were Born

I remember preparing for motherhood like it was yesterday, or more specifically, planning our hospital stays with each of our three children. As a first time mom, you have no schema for what the experience will be like unless you happen to have older siblings who have gone through labor and delivery before you. I […]

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