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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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Why Being a Surrogate Makes Sense

We are so thankful to our partners at Colorado Surrogacy for sharing this important information on considering surrogacy. “I just feel so lucky, and I want to share that with someone else,” says surrogate Ashley M. Does that statement sound familiar to you? Have you ever talked with a friend struggling with fertility and thought, “if […]

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Should you consider a midwife instead of OB/GYN?

We are so thankful that our partner, Adrienne Ruhf, CNM, took the time to share this important information about the differences between a midwife and OB/GYN. Many women hear the word “midwife” and think immediately of childbirth. But did you know that Certified Nurse Midwives are trained to care for women across their lifespan?  A […]

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Breast Health: What to Do During & After Pregnancy

We are so thankful that our partner, Elizabeth Newell, MD, took the time to share this important information about breast health before and after pregnancy.For pregnant women, it can be amazing how much your body changes to prepare for the birth of your child. And while these changes are miraculous and beautiful, it’s important to […]

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Ask An Expert :: Pregnant and Postpartum Sleep

We are so thankful that our partner, Dr. Diane Christopher, took the time to answer these questions submitted by our community of moms regarding pregnancy and postpartum sleep. Sleep during pregnancy Q:: Should I really only sleep on my left side while pregnant – because it’s just so uncomfortable. A:: You can sleep in any […]

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Pregnant Moms and Winter Colds :: What You Need to Know

We are so thankful that our partner, Dr. Juliet Leman, took the time to share this important information about pregnant moms and winter colds. For pregnant women, something as routine as a winter cold can be a huge source of anxiety. Fortunately, catching a cold is mostly just an annoyance, even for pregnant moms. But […]

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You Are Not Alone :: Pregnancy-Related Depression & Anxiety is Real

We are so thankful to our sponsors at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for providing information on pregnancy-related depression and anxiety to compose this post. The Denver Metro Moms Blog Contributor that wrote this piece has been kept anonymous. Pregnancy-related depression and anxiety is still something that’s widely misunderstood. I remember being shocked […]

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What's in a Name? | Denver Metro Moms Blog

What’s in a Name?

I’m 2-4 weeks away from giving birth to a baby girl (depending on how high my blood pressure decides to be at any given appointment) and she has no name. Right now she is just “baby girl” when I talk to her, though my twin 3-year-old boys sometimes call her Boba Fett . . . […]

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The Surprising Reason I Chose an Un-medicated Birth

I’ve never been a fan of the term “natural childbirth.” It insinuates that any woman who has a baby with the aid of an epidural or through a C-section somehow had her baby “unnaturally.” I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to go through unnatural childbirth and this is coming from someone who had both children “naturally.” I […]

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Will I Be Able to Give Birth Vaginally After a C-Section?

We are so thankful that our partner, Dr. Jeremiah McNamara has shared this information about the benefits and possibility of VBAC with our community!  While some C-sections are planned for various medical reasons and others are unexpected and occur during what began as a normally progressing labor, the cesarean section rate in the United States remains around 30 […]

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