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Team C Section

Team C-Section

I know a vaginal birth is best, ok? I KNOW!!   It’s safer.  It’s the way God designed it. It’s less risk to the baby and the mother. The recovery time is shorter. I KNOW!! But look, as it turns out, some of our hoo-has just don’t want to DO that, and you’ll never believe […]

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Doulas are a Bunch of Crazy Hippies (and Other Common Myths Debunked)

I was first introduced to the concept of a doula when researching the overwhelming amount of information on the interwebs surrounding pregnancy and the undoable realization that a human being was in fact going to exit my body. While I never had a preconceived notion about what they were or weren’t, I just stumbled upon a […]

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My 1st Trimester...While Parenting a Toddler  I  Austin Moms Blog

My 1st Trimester…While Parenting a Toddler

When I put on my white maternity shorts in the morning, I didn’t consider that an hour later my two-year-old would have breakfast-taco-bean-hands that would smear my white shorts with black smudges. I bought these shorts when I was pregnant with her and they were comfy and crisp, perfect for the warm Texas months. But […]

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My Journey With Unexplained Infertility

Naively, I always thought that once my husband and I decided we were ready to start a family, nine months later, a family we would have. Yes, I realized that SOME people out there struggled with infertility, but it literally never even crossed my mind that I would be one of those people.  Which is […]

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What's Worse?

Tough Decisions: Repeat C-Section or VBAC?

Tough Decisions: Repeat C-Section or VBAC? When I got pregnant with my son, I knew I wanted a natural birth.  It was never even a question; going the all-natural route just felt normal and, well, natural.  So I hired a doula, got a midwife and planned my peaceful little birth-center birth. Well long story short, […]

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July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month

In the United States, approximately one of every 700 babies is born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate, a condition created when tissue in the baby’s upper lip or the roof of the mouth does not join together completely during pregnancy and leaves an opening. Despite unique health challenges, those born with cleft and […]

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