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Dear Expectant Mama

As your first pregnancy finally approaches that hallowed 40-week mark, and time seems to grind to a halt, you’re likely contemplating the changes ahead. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably feeling a confusing mix of emotion, with equal parts “Why can’t I be in labor yet,” “I’m so ready to meet this baby,” and […]

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2018 Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

2018 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. HealthPartners and Park Nicollet understand 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 [...]
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My Postpartum Body Is Not Open to Comments

I am one of the countless women going through the process of learning to love my postpartum body. It’s a delicate process and I would like to kindly ask that you don’t interfere by adding your own commentary. This should go without saying, but for some reason, our society has an obsession with a woman’s […]

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Celebrating Breastfeeding Despite My Traumatic Birth

  August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and we have a special extended line up for you! Our writers will share their triumphs and tears through their personal recollections of making sure their babies are fed, be it through breastfeeding or supplementation. We hope you connect with these experiences by picking up a few tips or […]

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Is It All Worth It?

  August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and we have a special extended line up for you! Our writers will share their triumphs and tears through their personal recollections of making sure their babies are fed, be it through breastfeeding or supplementation. We hope you connect with these experiences by picking up a few tips or […]

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Diary of a First Trimester

The first trimester can be miserable – and not just because of the physical symptoms. It can feel scary and isolating. And, IMHO, like your brain is going gangbusters and you’re trapped in a bubble with your thoughts swirling around making you dizzy because you can’t tell anyone yet and oops, you just gagged again. […]

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Why Being Pregnant in the Summer is Surprisingly Awesome

When I tell people I’m due in late August, I see the shock and pity in their eyes. Seriously, you’d think I’d just told them I was having a baby on Christmas or something (oops – did that, too). I get that being pregnant – really pregnant – in the heart of the summer has […]

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Have You Childproofed Your Career?

Your first born is on their way. In your excitement, you prepare your home with care. Many meticulous hours on Pinterest and Etsy combine to create the cutest and most welcoming environment. You crowd source non-toxic diaper cream, change your diet and spend months immersed in mom’s groups on how to blissfully bond with your […]

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