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Daddy’s Meditating

Last month I went to visit my friends Ilan and Fanny, and their two beautiful kids in a small town an hour outside the city. I spent the night at their place, and in the morning woke up to the sounds of Fanny playing with Shia (4) and Aliya (3). I jumped out of bed, …

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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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The Simple Practice That Might Change The World

Have you ever went to do a quick Google search that lead to hours of internet surfing? Well, I’ve been there more times than I’d typically admit, but looking back I’m filled with gratitude. Because during one of those search engine adventures, I found something that changed the course of my life forever… The infamous …

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The Missing Prescription In Pre And Postnatal Care

The day I found out I was pregnant was the happiest and scariest day of my life. My emotions ranged from excitement to fear, from love to anxiety, to a sense of comfort and a waterfall of uncertainty. The only thing I could focus on was getting in to see my doctor so he could ease my …

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How Meditation Helped Me Heal After Miscarriage

The big M word. The thing that nobody wants to talk about, the thing no one believes can happen to them. The thing that is so (relatively) common but oh so taboo. Miscarriage. It’s scary, it’s awful and it happened to me. Over two years ago, I had a miscarriage. I was one of the …

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Parsley Health & Expectful Join Forces

When I became pregnant I had no idea what I could or couldn’t eat. Whenever it was time for a meal, I would anxiously search the internet to make sure every ingredient on my plate wasn’t going to somehow harm my baby. It didn’t help that most of the information I googled was contradictory. Is …

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