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Belly Love: Embracing Your Bump

Belly Love: Embracing Your Bump

Hello there! Today, we’re diving deep into the world of belly love. Whether you’re pregnant, just had a baby, or simply want to embrace your beautiful belly, this blog is for you. Let’s celebrate and appreciate our bumps in all their glorious shapes and sizes, because guess what? They’re amazing!

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Body Positivity During Postpartum

Body Positivity During Postpartum

In the midst of sleepless nights, diaper changes, and endless feedings, it’s easy to lose sight of ourselves and our bodies. However, amidst this chaos, there lies an opportunity for profound self-love and acceptance. Join me as we delve into the importance of nurturing body positivity in the postpartum phase and embracing the beauty of our evolving selves.

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Embrace Inclusive Terminology Around Body Size

Embrace Inclusive Terminology Around Body Size

In a world where language shapes perceptions and attitudes, the way we talk about body size holds immense power. Yet, for far too long, discussions around weight and body shape have been marred by stigma, prejudice, and harmful stereotypes.

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

As I sit down to write this, I find myself engulfed in a whirlwind of emotions, memories, and experiences that I never imagined I would face. Postpartum depression (PPD) isn’t just a term I read about in a medical journal or heard about from my clients; it’s a reality I lived through, one that changed me in ways I never anticipated. And as I reflect on my journey, I can’t help but acknowledge the significance of this moment: Mental Health Awareness Month.

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The Evolution of “Obese”: From Origins to Modern Understanding

The Evolution of “Obese”: From Origins to Modern Understanding

The word “obese” carries weight – both literally and metaphorically – in discussions surrounding body size and health. But what is the history of this term, and how has its meaning evolved over time? From its ancient origins to modern perceptions, the journey of “obese” reflects broader societal attitudes towards weight and body image.

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Ethics of Weight-Loss Injectables through a Parent’s Unique Lens

Ethics of Weight-Loss Injectables through a Parent’s Unique Lens

Kate Cohen’s article, “What if Ozempic is the new orthodontia,” presents a compelling argument against the normalization and potential consequences of widespread use of injectable weight-loss drugs, specifically semaglutides like Ozempic and Wegovy. However, she does this through a unique and thought-provoking analogy between orthodontic treatment and weight-loss injectables. Cohen explores the societal pressures and implications associated with the pursuit of thinness.

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Debunking the Obesity as a Disease Myth

Debunking the Obesity as a Disease Myth

This article will use obesity and versions of that word in this discussion. We do not use nor apply this word in our daily work, however it makes sense to use this term in our exploration of its categorization. Let’s Talk About Debunking the Obesity-as-a-Disease Myth!

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We Love Ragen Chastain’s Work!

We Love Ragen Chastain’s Work!

In her recent April 3rd thought-provoking post, Ragen Chastain embarks on an exploration of the perplexing landscape of weight loss and health research, tackling head-on the vexing question posed by reader Lanelle regarding the integrity of such studies.

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A Postpartum Guide: Nurture Partner with Unwavering Support

A Postpartum Guide: Nurture Partner with Unwavering Support

As partners, it’s natural to want to offer unwavering support to the one who has just given birth, but sometimes it can be challenging to know exactly how to provide that support effectively, especially when you both feel a tad clueless. So, let’s explore some ways you can be there for your partner with our postpartum guide: nurture partner with unwavering support!

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Why Finding a “Doula Near Me” Might Not Yield Great Results

Why Finding a “Doula Near Me” Might Not Yield Great Results

In the journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, having a supportive presence can make all the difference. This is where a doula comes in – a trained professional offering physical, emotional, and informational support before, during, and after childbirth. And of course you want to hire the best doula for you. This blog will go over why you should consider hiring a doula and why using the simple search “doula near me” isn’t the best place to start.

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“I hate being a mom” and that’s okay

“I hate being a mom” and that’s okay

I hate being a mom. Okay, okay, I don’t hate it… at least, not all of the time. Let me explain. Motherhood was always presented to me as a journey of love, joy, fulfillment, road trips where my kids roll their eyes at me, and lots of bad art. But what no one told me is that this road trip has road closures and detours that require challenges and sacrifices that I wasn’t fully prepared for!

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Oprah Pursues Weight Loss Medication | The Weight of Influence

Oprah Pursues Weight Loss Medication | The Weight of Influence

Oprah Winfry is one of the most influential and well known celebrities, who also happens to be one of the most publicly scrutinized. We are going to look at Oprah’s journey of public criticism of her weight and how the media has played a huge role in it. We’ll explore Oprah’s recent decision that has stirred up conversations across the globe: her choice to embark on a weight loss medication regimen.

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the Promising Future of Treatment

Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the Promising Future of Treatment

Hyperemesis Gravidarum, often abbreviated as HG, is a severe and persistent form of morning sickness that affects a small percentage of pregnant people. Unlike typical morning sickness, HG goes beyond the occasional queasiness and can lead to extreme nausea, vomiting, dehydration, and weight loss.

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Our Doula Partnership and Why I Love It

Our Doula Partnership and Why I Love It

In the realm of birthing support, the role of a doula is undeniably profound. As someone who has been fortunate enough to experience the incredible synergy of working in a doula partnership, I can’t help but share the reasons why this collaborative approach adds an extra layer of magic to the birthing process. In this blog post, let’s delve into the beauty of doula partnerships and explore why working hand-in-hand with another doula can make a world of difference.

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Breastfeeding Success is Profoundly Impacted by Doula Care

Breastfeeding Success is Profoundly Impacted by Doula Care

Today, we embark on a journey to understand the transformative impact of doula care on breastfeeding success and support. In a society that is gradually recognizing and embracing diverse family structures, the role of doulas has become increasingly crucial in providing nurturing support during the beautiful journey of breastfeeding also called chestfeeding to use more inclusive language.

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Pain Medication During IUD Insertion and Removal

Pain Medication During IUD Insertion and Removal

While this topic may be a bit outside our norm, I have a bone to pick with OBs. While the IUD is a fantastic form of long-term birth control, the process of insertion and removal can be extremely painful- and it is the norm to do both without any pain medication.

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