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Forever Loved, Never Forgotten

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, when we recognize and remember the twenty five percent of pregnancies that do not go full-term, and the babies who were taken from us far too soon. We remember and we feel the loss of our children. It doesn’t matter if there is a specific date marked on the calendar. It doesn’t […]

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Mama Doesn’t Pee Her Pants Anymore (I am the Queen of my Castle)

It’s official, I am the MASTER of my Domain, the Lord of the Manor, the Queen of the Castle. That’s right, this mama doesn’t pee her pants anymore! I don’t have to worry about sneezing, laughing, coughing, blowing my nose, running, jumping, or drinking too much water leading to frustrating embarrassment and a change of […]

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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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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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The Cruel Irony of Postpartum Insomnia

Postpartum depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis; the childbirth classes introduced me to all of those terms and then I expanded my knowledge when I started attending a postpartum support group. But not once did anyone warn me of this one: Postpartum insomnia. That’s probably because it’s no secret that all new parents lose […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! You may have never even heard of this holiday which is mostly celebrated in other countries, or you have seen calls for movements such as #adaywithoutwomen. I lived in Shanghai for three years, and in China there is much more of a to-do for this day. Women often go home from […]

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