Pregnancy at an Older Age

We’ve chatted away about having babies after age 35 here before, but when I received this question from Tracy in my inbox I knew it was time to peruse the subject again. From Tracy: What are your thoughts on being pregnant the first time vs. this time as far as your being a little older?  I’m […]

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Breastfeeding Support

From Emily: I’m planning to breastfeed our first baby in February. I’m not too concerned about that just because I know I will need to ask for help and I know it may not be an easy start, but it’s important to me to make it work. What I’m more concerned about probably is other […]

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No, it’s not a sinus headache.

My baby’s recent 2 month check up was less about her and more about me.  She’s gaining weight, gaining chub, and healthy as can be. Me, on the other hand… on appointment day I was in the throes of a nasty headache that I simply could not shake.  I remembered getting it when baby #4 […]

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Are Episiotomies Necessary? {Ask the Readers}

I’ve never had one, so maybe some of my fabulous readers can help MaryAnn out with this question: I’ve seen a little bit about episiotomies and the entire idea kind of freaks me out.  Is it required?  Is it preventable?  Is it really as awful as it sounds?  I’ve seen a little bit about preventing […]

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Unnecessary Delivery Room Charges {I paid what? For what?!}

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“I feel a blog post coming on,” is what my husband said as I was reading to him some of our hospital charges.  He was right. You’d think that with our fifth baby we’d know better, but it honestly wasn’t something I’d thought about before.  When I received our hospital bill after baby #5, though, […]

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