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"What are you planning to do to lose all that baby weight?" There I was, sitting with my brand new baby laying in his bassinet beside me, both of us fresh from the hospital and exhausted.  My postpartum body was...
Moreland OB-GYN & Associates has launched new resources and services to support mothers and address the increased occurrence of postpartum depression. Waukesha, WI – Moreland OB-GYN & Associates, a women’s health care organization serving Waukesha County and the surrounding communities, announced...

I Will Always Want A Baby

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A funny thing happens when you take the plunge and start having kids: the unending comments begin. When you’re pregnant, comments like, “Are you sure you’re not having twins? Are you feeling ok?” and “You’re huge!” are merely a...
TRIGGER WARNING: Article includes graphic descriptions of pregnancy loss. Please do be careful of your mental health while reading this, I do share my experience quite unfiltered and in detail. Also this is my personal experience and hope not...
Trigger Warning: Late-Term Loss. This post may be difficult for those who have experienced loss to read.  Late-Term Loss: A Letter to My Babies Who Left Us Too Soon. I am the face of late-term loss. After struggling with infertility, my...
Healthcare is an essential part of family life, but it can often be frustrating, confusing, and even intimidating. For many, the inequalities in the healthcare system place additional stresses on making sure their family is well cared for, plus...

When Postpartum Grace Ends

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Getting towards the end of those six weeks of grace set aside for the postpartum mother (if that) has me reflecting on how essential it is that we love ourselves well and lift one another up. Postpartum grace is...
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Healing after birth

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I had my youngest child four years ago, but I am still healing from that pregnancy and birth. The entire time we are pregnant, there is a constant stream of healthcare, education, and support. But the minute the little one...
I shared in a previous post that I had a C-section with my first baby. Now I am expecting my 2nd child. I realized that a lot of simple things could have been different to make my C-section experience...
I am not a doctor or have any medical training. This post simply shares my understanding and my personal experience with having an autoimmune disease.  In 2015 I was diagnosed with Sjögren’s (SHOW-grins). It's an autoimmune disease (AI); for me,...

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The Ultimate Guide to Milwaukee Area Fireworks

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Fireworks are integral to Milwaukee’s summertime culture. There is no summer without them! Below is a detailed list of the 2021 Milwaukee area fireworks...