Tag: pregnancy

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A Love Letter To My Pregnant Self

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Dear Pregnant Self, Yay! We did it, Mama. Welcome to week 33 of your pregnancy! I am so proud of you! I can't believe how time just...

Preparing for Life to Change When You Become a Mom

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It’s important to prioritize your health and wellness as a mom, even though it seems that that is the easiest thing to struggle with....
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Black Women Need Black Doulas

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Black women need black doulas. Doulas may be a luxury for some, but in today's climate...it's a necessity. The black mothers' mortality rate needs to...

My Covid Pregnancy

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We had just heard about the coronavirus making its way to our borders.  Perhaps there were already a few cases in America, but my...
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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 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...

Don’t Call My Baby A Quarantine Baby

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When my husband and I got married in August of 2019 we had already put plans in place to get pregnant right after our...

Making the Case for Advanced Maternal Age

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My parents were 33 and 40 years old when I – their first and only child – came along. They were of advanced parental...

When TV Scripted Drama Hits a Nerve

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Some television shows take you away from your reality. They bring a level of entertainment, drama, comedy to your life for a short amount...

Pregnancy in a Pandemic

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When I first tested had a positive pregnancy test last fall, I could have never envisioned my pregnancy would unfold the way it did....