How Can I Love Another Baby?

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As I near the end of my pregnancy, carrying my second child, my anxiety rises. I wonder how I can possibly love another baby like I love my sweet daughter, Harleigh. I wonder how I could abandon her like this and bring another baby into our lives who will steal some of the attention she is so accustomed to. I have great days, …

What’s a Postpartum Plan?

You’ve probably heard this question many times throughout your pregnancy. “Have you written a birth plan?” “What’s in your birth plan?” “What kind of birth experience do you want?” “Are you bringing a birth plan with you to the hospital?” While the birth experience is a life altering, mind-blowing, incredibly transformative event many consider to be the start to motherhood, …

The Dress and a Lesson on Perception

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The dress. Oh my god, this dress. The level of fury produced by this piece of fabric will surely go down in internet history.  You think Kim Kardashian broke the internet? HA! Leave it to some silk and lace to have people in a raging fit. White & Gold? Blue & Black? Or as my (color-blind) husband said “I see …

5 Ways to Focus During Labor

We all know how difficult it can be to really focus & find that mental “sweet spot” during labor, especially in a hospital birth with the beeping machines, bright lights, and check-ins from staff.  Here’s just a few things our own clients have found useful to get in the zone during those active stages of labor. 1. One contraction at …