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Pregnancy Brain Isn't a Myth | DMMB

Pregnancy Brain: New Study Shows It’s Not All In Your Head

You’ve probably heard the phrase “baby brain” or “pregnancy brain” used to describe feeling foggy or unfocused while pregnant. In the past, “pregnancy brain” has been dismissed by some researchers as a myth. Now, new research reveals that “baby brain” is not, in fact, all in your head. A recent study in the Medical Journal […]

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Pregnancy-Related Depression & Anxiety: What Is It and What Can I Do?

We are so thankful to Kate Kripke, LCSW, Boulder, CO for providing us this invaluable information on pregnancy related depression and anxiety. If you or someone you know are suffering in silence, please reach out for help! You are not alone!As moms, we are told it all the time- by family, neighbors, media, and commercialism- […]

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Ask An Expert Midwife Low Intervention Births | DMMB

Ask An Expert:: Midwifery & Low Intervention Births

We are so thankful that our partner, UCHealth midwife Molly Yeoman, took the time to answer these questions submitted by our community of moms regarding midwifery and low intervention births.What exactly is a midwife?  Generally, a midwife does prenatal care, cares for a woman in labor, and sees her after she has her baby for […]

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My Daughter’s (Future?) Sister

“My mommy’s not pregnant,” my daughter announced while FaceTiming with her grandfather one day. “Your mommy’s pregnant!!??!!” he excitedly replied, the connection interfering. “NOT pregnant!” my husband and I yelled in the background. This is a common occurrence in my life these days. Whenever my daughter sees a baby she likes to tell the mother […]

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Ask an Expert Midwifery & Low Intervention Childbirth | Denver Metro Moms Blog

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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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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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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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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