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Postpartum Depression and Me

We share our cravings and food aversions without a second thought. We discuss our physical struggles like swollen feet and round ligament pain. We warn against the dangers of deli meat and too much caffeine. But we keep secret the most devastating effects of pregnancy. Postpartum depression and anxiety affects almost one in five women […]

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How Gratitude Helps My Anxiety

The other night, I laid in bed wide awake, thinking of ALL.THE.THINGS I needed to do for the next week: Clean the house for the in-laws visiting Pack for myself and the kids for our beach vacation Reschedule some important appointments  Make doctors appointments for me and the kids Before I knew it, it was […]

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Pittsburgh’s Premier Home-Away-From-Home Birthing Experience at Jefferson Hospital

In November 2014, Jefferson Hospital opened a new state-of-the-art obstetrics unit as part of Allegheny Health Network’s patient-focused Women’s Health services. At a time when many medical facilities were closing doors, Jefferson Hospital’s investment in obstetrics significantly impacted the community; it was the first new labor and delivery unit in the Pittsburgh region in 34 years. In […]

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Bloom into Motherhood with Fitness: Tips for New and Expecting Moms!

In my last post I touched based on self care with self awareness. It’s very imperative to take care of yourself even if you aren’t a new or expecting mom. Not only is it good for you, it’s great for your baby. You can check out that post here. Even if you’re not necessarily a new […]

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