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Abnormal Placental Cord Insertions

Marginal and Velamentous Cord Insertions: A True Story of Abnormal Placental Cord Insertions

Did you know the umbilical cord can insert into the placenta in a variety of ways? To be perfectly honest, I had no idea these variations existed until my placenta and I became an abnormal statistic with Baby #4.   Before we dive into cord insertions, let’s quickly recap the …

Sex During Pregnancy

Sex During Pregnancy

Can I have sex during pregnancy? This is such a common question for women and their partners when they first get pregnant. Sexual connection can be an important part of our lives. It leads to connection, intimacy, bonding, improvement in self-esteem, and trust.  In the beginning of your pregnancy, it …

What is a Midwife?

What is a Midwife?

Pregnancy, birth, and parenting are accompanied by their fair share of unknowns, but there is one thing that is guaranteed – you will be faced with choices to make! Being educated and informed about what your options are often results in a sense of empowerment and confidence in the choices …

When to Change Providers During Pregnancy

When to Change Providers During Pregnancy

As BIRTHFIT CEO Lindsey Mathews says, “When it comes to birth, there are only two people with guaranteed tickets for the ride: mom and baby.”  Very likely, the next person on the short VIP list is your OB or midwife. This is with good reason, as your OB/midwife is who …

Sex After Baby: Pleasure Yourself First

Sex After Baby: Pleasure yourself first

Returning to sex after baby is as unique as each birth experience itself and an area women and men need to be educated on during the prenatal period. Let’s be honest, right after baby is born there are a million new things to navigate, so making sex after baby part …

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety During Pregnancy

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety During Pregnancy: My Personal Story

I can’t remember the exact age I became anxious. I like to mentally prepare, and I worry when there are unknowns. When I became pregnant, it didn’t come as a shock to me that along with it would come a heightened sense of anxiety, which hasn’t always been related to …

I Have PCOS Now What

I have PCOS – Now What?

Getting the diagnosis of any syndrome seems like a huge weight to bear, especially something that may affect your fertility and disrupt your life plans. However, with a few lifestyle tweaks, you can create a healthy environment where you can thrive, not your PCOS. We’ll explore what PCOS is and …

Let Go of Control

Leaning Into my Queen Through the Discomfort

  Prior to taking my Reiki 1 and 2 placements in December, I asked trusted friends and family for their honest feedback on my biggest weaknesses and opportunities for growth. The feedback was consistent: let go of control, trust those around me, trust the process, and trust the journey.  I …

5 Creative Ways to Do Tummy Time

5 Creative Ways to Do Tummy Time

If you’ve spent any time around new parents, you’ve probably heard them comparing “Tummy Time” experiences.  But if you ask your own parents about how they did tummy time with you, they inevitably have no idea what you are talking about.  Why? Tummy time is a recent term. In the …

My Baby Wants to Snuggle and Hates Being Put Down

HELP! My Baby Wants to Snuggle and Hates Being Put Down

Originally posted on drlaurenkeller.com   While pregnant, you probably read every article on the internet on all the gadgets and goodies you need once the baby arrives to make sure you have a baby registry that set you up for success. The best crib, bassinet, or co-sleeper? Check. The best …