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Expectful Moments Photo Contest

Meditation is the art of mastering the moment. And parenthood is a collection of moments— the sweet and bittersweet ones, the hard-won and heartfelt ones. That’s why we created Expectful. We empower you to live in the moment, whether it’s overcoming your challenges or savoring your euphoria. Expectful’s meditations encourage you to be present for …

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Everything You Need To Know About Prenatal Vitamins

When I became pregnant with my daughter Annabell, I didn’t know which prenatal vitamin to choose. So, I did what so many other pregnant women do, I went in for my initial doctor’s visit and asked my OBGYN to recommended one. Within seconds, they prescribed me an under the counter $60 bottle, and the next …

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Everything You Need To Know About Labor

I can still feel the anticipation of what labor would feel like. In the weeks leading up to giving birth to my daughter Annabell, I felt both excited and nervous as I drew closer to my due date. Each day, my mind would race about how and where labor would begin, what it would feel …

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Pregnancy Nutrition Tips with Parsley Health Founder Dr. Robin Berzin

I was overwhelmed with what to eat during pregnancy. Although I had a healthy diet to begin with, I was constantly concerned about not getting enough nutrition or eating something that could harm my baby. This left me googling what I could / couldn’t eat for months, and with all the conflicting research out there, …

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Letting Go During Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

Before becoming pregnant last year, I had a clear and distinguished vision of what my life would look like as a pregnant woman and a new mom. I knew for me, pregnancy would be a breeze. I mean after all, my mom had 7 children, and my sister had 2, neither of them had any …

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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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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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