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Why Self-Care Is Important For Moms

Everything Changes When You Have A Child For as long as I can remember, I dreamt of being a mom. I had visions of life as a stay at home mom and feeding, holding and loving my future children circling my mind for years before my first son Daniel was born. Then, in the early …

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The Best Baby Shower Gift Ever Given

When I was pregnant with my son 3 years ago, I was queen of the baby registry, signing up to receive things that bounced, swaddled, swung, hooted, swished, and comforted; adorable outfits and tiny booties and crib bedskirts and and other items that would look sweet in the nursery I was building. But the best …

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Lifted Into The World: This Month’s Birth Story

Originally Posted on Lifted Into The World I heard you before I saw you. Dear Emily, I heard you before I saw you. It was the most beautiful sound. It told me you were here, and you were healthy. January 26, 2016. 10:26am. 6 pounds 8 ounces. 10 fingers and 10 toes. Happy birthday Emily Rae! The truth …

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Moms Who Inspire : Kristin McGee

When I was 22 years old my boyfriend gave me one of the best Christmas presents I have ever received; a MTV Yoga DVD with Celebrity Yoga Instructor, Kristin McGee. That DVD is what made me fall in love with yoga and inevitably become an instructor in NYC. So to say I was excited to …

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Moms Who Inspire : Liddy Arens

Before interviewing Liddy Arens, I was already immensely intrigued by her story, or should I say her “birthing stories.” Liddy, a mother of four, has had two unassisted births, and all her babies were born in super relaxed meditative states. As a new mom who recently went through labor, this was really hard to comprehend. …

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My Experience With Meditation For Postpartum Depression

When I became pregnant last year I was elated. I had been trying to conceive for six months and when I saw the positive pregnancy test, I couldn’t help but smile ear to ear. It had finally happened, I was going to be a mother. The day my daughter Annabell was born was the best …

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The Benefits Of Meditation During Pregnancy

I’ll never forget the day I found out I was pregnant. I was filled with a roller coaster of emotions from excitement to fear, to love and anxiety, to a sense of comfort and a waterfall of uncertainty. As my emotions went up and down, all I could think about was getting to see my …

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Two Weeks Overdue: How I Fought To Not Induce

During my pregnancy I followed everything suggested. I ate well, napped, reduced stress, eliminated caffeine, alcohol and sushi, stayed hydrated, practiced yoga, walked, and meditated.  I took classes—childbirth education, breastfeeding, infant CPR, and baby care. I hired a doula and wrote a birth plan. I was ready! At 37 weeks I started following all the …

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