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Motherhood: The Most Empowering Part of My Life

When it comes to empowering women today, career ambitions often take center stage. Ask a young girl what she wants to be when she grows up, and we applaud answers like “a scientist,” “a doctor” or “a lawyer.” What about an answer like “a mother” or “a wife?” In our haste to make sure women […]

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The Story of the Death of My Old Life

The lady with the cards didn’t look like what I pictured a tarot card reader to look like but, perhaps, it was her middle-aged, motherly look that put me at ease and made me vulnerable. I was just starting my second trimester. Finally over the nausea and fatigue that had plagued my first trimester, this […]

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Postpartum Hair Loss & Bed Sweats

What in the… You guys. This is no joke. There are so many things. So many things you get told about what to expect for your postpartum recovery. The depression, baby blues, constipation, hemorrhoids, sore nipples, hormonal shifts…you name it.  {Photo credit: K Solberg} And while all those things are totally true, what someone failed […]

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A Lesson on Perspective

When a child enters this world prematurely, life is turned upside down. Plans are thrown out the window, and uncertainty becomes the new norm. That is especially true when your child is born on the edge of viability. When it takes months until you spend more time at home with your child instead of in […]

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My Story with Twin to Twin Syndrome (TTTS)

December is International Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness month and the 7th is World Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Day. Never heard of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)? Neither had I until about five years ago. TTTS is an unpredictable disease that few women even know about. This serious condition occurs when identical […]

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The Team Approach to Parenting

Any preconceived notions I had about motherhood went out the door the night we brought my first daughter home from the hospital. Despite my ideals of being the “do it all Mom,” I quickly learned the limitations of sleep deprivation. I had romanticized the idea of my husband and I being up in the night […]

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By the Light of the Baby Monitor Moon

Since his birth, I have curled up with him in our rocking chair. Hours – too numerous to count – have been consumed coupled in wonder and frustration. His first smiles and giggles, the frequent protests in refusal to sleep. Together we watched each other cry, a silent exchange of understood perception. We experienced a […]

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The Lies Motherhood Will Tell You

Real women get pregnant right away. That was the first lie. It made me feel flawed before I could even identify what I was thinking. A few months went by with my unwanted period arriving on time, a bloody announcement of what did not exist. I googled “average time to conceive” over and over, desperate […]

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Twin Cities Moms Blog Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

2017 Twin Cities Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Guide

The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with so much joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. Oakdale ObGyn understands that and we’re so grateful to them for sponsoring this incredible resource. There are endless questions to be answered: Where should I give birth? Who will help me? Once my baby [...]
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