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Ask An Expert: Postpartum Pelvic Floor Disorders

We are so thankful to UCHealth urogynecologists Kathleen Connell, M.D., and Marsha K. Guess, M.D., M.S., for answering our important questions about these important pelvic floor disorders SO many moms are dealing with.Sometimes, women experience some unfortunate side effects from giving birth, including incontinence and prolapse. But there’s help for them. There is a very […]

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Reflecting on my Last Thirty Years… Mom Edition

Last month something monumental happened in my life… I turned 30. This is something I had been dreading basically since I turned 21 a decade ago. Wasn’t I just turning 25 and celebrating a quarter of a century? Cue all of the balloons/tears/wine. For whatever reason, as a woman, 30 seems to be the “big […]

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Taking Back Control:: Mommy Doesn’t Pee Her Pants Anymore

Date night, at last! There I was, sitting across the table from my handsome husband, nice glass of wine in hand, full evening of kid-free adult conversation ahead of us. We had no baby, no three year old, no nursing, no burping, no spit up, no boogers, and no body functions. And then . . […]

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Food Allergy Awareness Week - Our First EpiPen Experience

Our First Experience with the EpiPen: Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy Awareness week is May 14-20. Created in 1998 by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (now known as FARE), Food Allergy Awareness Week is honored each May to shine a spotlight on the seriousness of food allergies. By increasing awareness, we can encourage respect, promote safety, and improve the quality of life for […]

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7 Things Food Allergy Parents Want You to Know

I know what you’re thinking: not another food allergy post… and I would have thought the same thing three years ago. But now that I have two daughters with life threatening food allergies, I feel it is my duty to spread awareness about the seriousness of food allergies and how they affect one in thirteen children […]

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A Real Mother’s Day Gift: Honesty & Support

We are so thankful to our sponsors at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for providing this post on pregnancy-related depression and anxiety.Congratulations to all the new mamas out there celebrating your first Mother’s Day—or your first with your newest kiddo! As you celebrate Mother’s Day, consider having an honest discussion with that […]

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FAQS About Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

We are so thankful for our sponsors at Albert Vein Institute (AVI) for providing this great information about pregnancy and varicose veins.By Dr. James D. Albert of Albert Vein Institute (AVI), COLORADO’S VEIN SPECIALIST CAN I TREAT MY VARICOSE VEINS WHILE I AM PREGNANT?  Unfortunately, there is no safe treatment of varicose veins while you are […]

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Xander’s Story: Bringing Awareness to TSC

Megan Kahn is a lawyer, yoga instructor, and mama to 3 beautiful kiddos. Last year she and her husband, Ben, and their two daughters welcomed the newest addition to their family, Xander Shiloh. Xander has a very rare genetic disease called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), and we are endlessly grateful to Megan for sharing the story […]

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Earth Day: Be Bee Friendly and Protect Your Kids

It’s Earth Day! And even though you didn’t recycle that milk jug with the “solidified milk” inside, you can still potentially redeem yourself in the land of eco-karma by being a bee friendly citizen. I am sure you have heard there is a global crisis about the declining bee population. This issue is important for […]

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Questions About Marijuana While Pregnant and Nursing

We are so thankful to Good To Know Colorado for providing this sponsored post. Due to the nature of this post the contributor has been kept anonymous. Ah, motherhood.  The things we give up for these little human beings. When you’re pregnant, there are a multitude of things you aren’t supposed to consume – goodbye alcohol, deli […]

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Maternal Morbidity is a Serious Issue, Even Today

We are so thankful Dr. Amita Kumar shared this important information on maternal morbidity and pregnancy health! Surprisingly, maternal mortality is a newsworthy topic right now in our country. While globally, maternal deaths are decreasing thanks to improvements in infection prevention and other precautions, in the United States, maternal deaths are actually increasing. The increase […]

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