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10 Things They Don't Tell You At Birthing Class (and Other Non-Advice) | Duluth Moms Blog

10 Things They Don’t Tell You At Birthing Class (and Other Non-Advice)

It all starts in middle school, you learn a little about your body and why the things that are happening are happening. Then high school happens and you sit through some form of “Health” class. Well for me, birthing class is a similar experience to health class. I walked away scared, more confused, and not much more […]

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Listen to Your Body: Pelvic Floor Therapy | Duluth Moms Blog

Listen to Your Body: Pelvic Floor Therapy

We have partnered with St. Luke’s to bring you this informative post on Pelvic Floor Therapy. While this post is sponsored, all experiences and opinions are 100% our own.I met my husband during graduate school. We got married, started our careers, and I got my doctorate in physical therapy. In 2011, we decided we were ready for […]

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Success in Labor Defeat

When planning for my second child’s birth, I realized much of the information I collected surrounding VBACS was incomplete. Based on a combination of conversations with my OB, details of real people I know who succeeded, and some (potentially naïve) optimism, I was motivated to attempt a VBAC and avoid surgical methods. Despite being nearly […]

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Confessions from a Really Real Housewife, Stepmom & Baby Mama

{Photo credit: Jill Kari Photography} Mama Said In the beginning when I first got pregnant, as planned, on the first try, I thought I knew it all. I was clearly already on track for a perfect pregnancy to raise a perfect child and be my child’s perfect mother. I wrote in a journal about it everyday. […]

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Tips to Babywear with Confidence

Being a new mom can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make for you and your baby starting almost right after you read that “positive” on a stick. The medical decisions, delivery, labor, names, then of course the baby registry. Yikes! When we were pregnant with our first baby my husband and I […]

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Loving Myself for My Kids

{Photo credit: JaneCane Photography} “New Year New You.” “Bikini Body.” “Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back.” Having worked at an eating disorder facility for nearly a decade, you can imagine I have quite a few feelings about these statements and a novels worth of tales to illustrate my thoughts. Every year around this time as we’re […]

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Public Opinion On My Baby Body

The metrics surrounding pregnancy – and becoming pregnant – are infinite. I began by counting days on a calendar, calculating my eventual due date, noting baby’s development at each week’s gestation, and adding up my maternity leave. The progression of my pregnancy and the changes to my body were a source of pride: I gleefully posed for the monthly snapshots […]

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