Author Archive | Sara Strand

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Living Day-to-Day: Navigating Mental Health After Trauma

After the birth of my fourth child, I had an Amniotic Fluid Embolism. I wrote in a previous post about it in case you are unfamiliar with the rare phenomenon. Coming home was terrifying because I was battling (and still battle with) short term memory loss (I’m a real life Dory!) and a litany of […]

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My Brush with Death: I Survived Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Going into my fifth pregnancy–fourth birth–I considered myself an expert level of parent. I have dealt with everything you can imagine, including a child vomiting poop. (Yes, that can happen and yes, it happened in my kitchen!) I have been to every labor and delivery class in Duluth/Superior and the surrounding areas. I’ve watched countless […]

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