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Preparing for your baby and the changes he or she will bring is a big part of your pregnancy. There are times of excitement and times of overwhelming emotion. From family planning to ensuring a successful delivery, SSM Health...
Many women know midwives offer support during labor and delivery, but did you know you can see a midwife for Primary Reproductive Care, too? Certified Nurse-Midwives are Registered Nurses with advanced education and training in midwifery and advanced practice...
It all started when a labor and delivery nurse (Andrea) and a social work (Erin) became friends. Working together at a major healthcare organization, they realized that they both believed that wellness continued on after their patients left their office...

Breastfeeding Hope for Moms-to-Be

During my first pregnancy, I was SUPER anxious about breastfeeding. The internet was jam-packed with horror stories: poor latches, poor supplies, weak sucks, infections, blocked ducts, cracked nipples, and so, so much pain—both physical and emotional. Every mom I talked to had her own angle on the...

She Will Be Worth It

We all have one. A moment from our past we wish we could return to. Not to necessarily re-live it, but to give our younger selves a message…. a word of encouragement, advice or to share some of the...
It only took me FIVE BABIES to discover the magic of lactation cookies, but I have arrived! Lactation cookies are the perfect breastfeeding snack, and they are a guilt-free way to eat cookies. Hard to feel bad about an...
I didn’t have the birth I wanted this fifth and final time in labor and delivery, and despite my delectable baby girl, I’m sad about it. Like her siblings before her, my plan was to bring sweet little baby number...
I am currently a little over halfway through my fourth pregnancy and each one has been extremely different.   But this time, a little thing called a GLOBAL PANDEMIC has caused even more changes throughout this pregnancy journey.   The most...

Just The One

"Just the one." And there it is… the “look” that always paints a fellow moms face as I respond to her asking how many children I have. An awkward silence trails my response as we try to find a...
If it’s not weird enough being 42 and pregnant (which is PLENTY WERID, my friends), I am old and pregnant in the middle of a global pandemic, which takes weird to a whole new level. Can't go anywhere. Can’t...
Dear Bereaved Mamas, This week, with both Bereaved Mother’s Day and Mother’s Day just behind us, please know this: I remember your babies. While I’m not a bereaved mother—and would never claim to understand your pain—I am a mother and...
Imagine my shock when I got the results of my positive pregnancy test from my doctor’s office on my electronic medical chart and saw the label, “Supervision of ELDERLY Multigravida.” I googled multigravida and found it means “a female...

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