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“Gotta Go, Gotta Go” and Other Common (and Embarrassing) Urinary Issues

I hear about them on a daily basis. Bladders that leak, burn, spasm, and overall misbehave. Symptoms can range in severity from simply annoying to completely devastating. As a urology nurse practitioner I hear it all, and I empathize with women who experience urinary issues… and that number of women is higher than you might think! […]

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Slowing Down for Sex: Making Intimacy a Priority in Marriage

I grinned cheekily at my husband, his golden hair mussed, his cheeks slightly flushed from the exertion of moments earlier. I looked at the clock. Yep. We were going to be late again. We repeated this drill nearly every Sunday morning for five years; to the extent that my girlfriends would avert their eyes in order […]

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Creating a Positive Self Image for My Daughter

Sorry, not sorry, for all the transformation posts on my Facebook page.  You see, I’m not doing it for attention or all the comments–positive or negative–I am doing it to be a role model to my children, especially my daughter, and show them that, regardless of shapes and sizes, all bodies are beautiful.   Where […]

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The Power Within: My Experience with Placental Encapsulation

I was five months pregnant again, working full-time and running after my two-year-old toddler, and this pregnancy had me nervous. With my boy, I was so pleased to be pregnant: I felt more energetic, my rosacea cleared up, my fine hair became the thick mane of my dreams, my allergies dissipated, and my usual bouts [...]
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From Blindsided to Beyond Blessed {Birth Defects Prevention Month} | Duluth Moms Blog

From Blindsided to Beyond Blessed {Birth Defects Prevention Month}

“Your baby has a birth defect.”  Words no mother should ever have to hear.  Yet there I was at a measuring ultrasound, with a new doctor who specialized in ultrasounds because my regular OBGYN happened to be booked solid and the measuring issue was apparently pertinent. I was alone, anticipating hearing the sound of my […]

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