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Babies, Birth, Pregnancy

7 Reasons You Should Have a Doula

March 13, 2016, Author: Stacy

dou·la /ˈdo͞olə/ noun: doula, plural noun: doulas 1. a woman who is trained to assist another woman during childbirth and who may provide support to the family after the baby is born I’ve only had 3 major fights with my husband in over a decade spent together. One was about artichokes. Another was about fabric […]

Birth, Pregnancy

Where Should I Give Birth?

October 14, 2015, Author: Stacy

“Oh, you had your baby at home? Yeah, we were gonna do that, but we wanted our baby to live.” – Jim Gaffigan, Mr. Universe How are you feeling, Mama? Let’s be honest: first trimester kinda sucks. Hormones flood your system. Your digestive system is on strike with each part protesting something different. You’re exhausted, […]

Pregnancy

The Sh*tty Side of Pregnancy (Literally)

August 27, 2015, Author: Stacy

On the other end… My last post covers what you may be putting into your body, but there’s also the topic of what comes out. Or doesn’t. Yep, I mean constipation, one of the most annoying side effects of pregnancy that hits you like a brick. A brick that won’t move. Right in your colon. […]

Pregnancy

Can I Eat That If I’m Pregnant?

June 5, 2015, Author: Stacy

Ok, let’s talk happy hour. By now the newness of pregnancy may be wearing off. How much reading have you done so far? The self-declared “bible” is What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The subtitle should be “Horror Stories to Keep You Up at Night Between Bathroom Trips for the Next Nine Months.” Instead they […]

Pregnancy

Congratulations, you’re growing a baby!

May 21, 2015, Author: Stacy

Isn’t that crazy? And exhausting! When you first get pregnant, your body kicks into baby-building mode by flooding your system with HCG. I like to think of it as a reverse hormone hangover (the higher your blood alcohol, the bigger the headache; the bigger the spike in hormones – twins, for example – the stronger […]