Tag: new mom

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With Every Baby A Mother Is Also Born

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I finished my medical training as an interventional cardiologist in June 2019 in New Jersey when my husband and I decided to make our...

New baby? No problem, Part 2 {Siblings}

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Congrats! You've brought baby home! (Toss confetti) Now what? This is when it can get tough for you, Mama, I'm not going to lie. You're trying to...

New baby? No problem, Part 1

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So you're preggers (or adopting) again? Congratulations! You're about to enter the world of being a mom times two... or more. It's the most...

An Open Letter To NICU Nurses

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Dear NICU Nurses: I’m sure many of you are parents yourselves. I have no doubt that you remember the excitement, anxiety, or even fear you...

Why it’s OK for a mom to need time away from...

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As an only child, I’ve always had a deep-rooted appreciation for alone time. It’s how I recharge my battery after a long, trying day....

How to Help a New Special Needs Mama

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I’ve been a special needs mama for five years now. As time goes on, I often think back to my first year of being...

Wine and Weights :: How to Exercise after Baby

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(because I’m drinking wine while talking about working out) I will admit I am lucky to have lost the baby weight without really trying.... if...

3 Reasons to Love a Video Monitor

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When I was pregnant and registering for baby gear there was one thing that didn’t make the list: a video monitor. My husband and...

Surprise, It’s Postpartum Anxiety!

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When I was pregnant I was very concerned with postpartum depression. It was all over the internet, how terrible and insidious it is, how...

Stop Telling Me “Breast is Best”

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Breastfeeding sucks. There. I said it. I know, I know. "Breast is best ... Do what's best for the baby ..." Well, what if I can't? Not won't, but...