Parenthood

How to Build Your Support Village When In Person Meetups are Hard

How to Build Your Support Village When In Person Meetups are Hard

You’ve heard it takes a village to raise a child, but you’ve been stuck inside your house since the Spring of 2020, and now you are expecting! How do you go about creating a sense of community for you and your new baby at a time when most in person meetups are discouraged?

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Dr. Clark's Favorite Things!

Dr. Clark's Favorite Things!

The internet can be an overwhelming place when trying to find the right products and services to help at various stages of parenthood. I hope this list makes it easier and helps you find the support you need when you need it!

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Upper Airway Congestion in Babies

Upper Airway Congestion in Babies

It’s Saturday night at midnight. The pediatrician’s office is closed for the weekend, you have a baby with a fever AND a stuffed up nose, and you don’t know what to do. You know your baby has congestion, but how do you help them?

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Preparations to Make Before Baby Arrives

Preparations to Make Before Baby Arrives

Welcoming a new baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life, especially if you’ve struggled to conceive. Besides the changes your body will experience in order to prepare for your growing baby, there are preparations you’ll want to make during these next months.

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Newborns/Infants and (Un)Vaccinated Visitors!

Newborns/Infants and (Un)Vaccinated Visitors!

Welcome home, baby! But wait...are those people coming to visit vaccinated? And what about older siblings in the home who can’t get vaccinated? Who can hold baby? Is it best to visit indoors or outdoors?

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Your Baby's First Year of Life

Your Baby's First Year of Life

Googling answers at odd hours of the day and night when you have a new baby at home can be scary! The internet can be overwhelming when searching for answers; the sheer volume of information adds to the stress! But I have an answer for you!

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Finances and Family Planning

Finances and Family Planning

Making the decision to start or expand your family is an involved one, especially for those who are older or experiencing fertility issues. One important consideration is your finances and what monies you have available if pursuing assisted reproductive technology treatments.

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The Babies After 35 Community’s Favorite Items for Parents, Parents-To-Be, and Littles

The Babies After 35 Community’s Favorite Items for Parents, Parents-To-Be, and Littles

Check out the Babies After 35 community’s favorite items for moms, moms-to-be, and little ones! No matter if it’s a gift for yourself or someone you love, a baby shower, or simply “just because”, I hope this makes your shopping load a little lighter!

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5 Tips on How to Promote Your Newborn's Development

5 Tips on How to Promote Your Newborn's Development

If struggling to become pregnant consumed your time and energy, you are probably already overwhelmed once baby arrives. Here are 5 tips on how to promote your newborn's development, even when you are tired and weary!

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Truths from the NICU

Truths from the NICU

It is said that the walls of the NICU have heard more prayers than the walls of any church. After my own NICU journey with my daughter, I believe it. Born at 32 weeks and at just three pounds, my daughter spent seven stressful weeks in the NICU before heading home.

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Urinary Leakage During and After Pregnancy

Urinary Leakage During and After Pregnancy

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are well-established risk factors for urinary leakage. There are two main types of urinary incontinence that women typically experience: urge incontinence and stress incontinence.

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Urinary Leakage

Pregnancy and Postpartum Urinary Leakage

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are well-established risk factors for urinary leakage. There are two main types of urinary incontinence that women typically experience: urge incontinence and stress incontinence.

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New Baby on a Budget!

New Baby on a Budget!

If you haven’t already been introduced to the world of RESALE, please allow me to introduce you! As a high-end resale professional, I’m always excited to share some tips and information on getting more for your money and still get quality items.

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5 Ways To Create A Sanctuary For Healing From Perinatal Loss

5 Ways To Create A Sanctuary For Healing From Perinatal Loss

To love is to grieve. When a baby dies, all hope is lost...it feels unnatural to outlive your baby. You may experience excruciating pain, anger, guilt, and depression, but we must remember to move through those feelings.

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Overactive Bladder, Urinary Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis and More!

Overactive Bladder, Urinary Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis and More!

Urinating seems like a simple thing. However, there are several things that can intrude on this simple bodily function. Things like pregnancy and giving birth (even if it’s via c-section), both of which can have dramatic effects on the pelvic floor muscles.

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Starting Over After Divorce

Starting Over After Divorce

In this “over 35 “ club, we can all agree that there is no shortage of challenges. We face judgment, guilt, and difficulty finding acceptance at times. Why? Three words: Advanced Maternal Age. There is a stigma attached to waiting later in life to have babies.

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How to Keep Your Couple Relationship Strong!

How to Keep Your Couple Relationship Strong!

If you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or have children with a partner involved, there is bound to be a miscommunication at some point. Afterall, each person in a relationship brings with them their own thoughts, background, beliefs, and ideas.

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Navigating Your Baby’s 1st Year!

Navigating Your Baby’s 1st Year!

Becoming a first-time mom often means you need to learn a lot of new things fast. Things like how often to change diapers, care for diaper rashes, breastfeed, pump, properly feed a baby, ease constipation, and so much more!

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Preeclampsia: What You Need to Know

Preeclampsia: What You Need to Know

The good news for pregnant women is that having a healthy, normal pregnancy is much more likely than developing preeclampsia. Being informed about the disease, knowing your risk factors, and being in-tune to your body is very important.

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After 35 Skin Changes and Skin Care

After 35 Skin Changes and Skin Care

In your 30s, you will start noticing skin conditions that come with age, which include brown spots, wrinkles, under eye circles, dryness, and acne. Arming yourself with a few simple steps can you help fight off some of these changes and preserve and restore your “skin health.”

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All About Endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts

All About Endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts

In a discussion with Dr. Brooke Winner, we define what ovarian cysts are, as well as talk about the different types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and when surgery might be recommended. We also cover several of the same topics as they relate to endometriosis.

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Fashionably Late to Motherhood

Fashionably Late to Motherhood

I had always liked the idea of having a family. In fact, I was frightened that it might not happen for me. But I could never picture myself as a mother. I liked having routine and order in my life, with occasional bursts of spontaneity that were on my terms.

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Signs You’re a Burnt Out Mom and How to Bounce Back Quickly

Signs You’re a Burnt Out Mom and How to Bounce Back Quickly

What does "burnout" mean and how does it apply to motherhood? By definition, burnout is a state in which you feel extreme mental and physical exhaustion because you have been exposed to severe stress for an extended period of time.

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A Few Tips to Adjust to Life as a New Parent!

A Few Tips to Adjust to Life as a New Parent!

The postpartum period is often described as the first six to eight weeks after childbirth. These few weeks promote bonding between mothers and their newborns. Indeed, the joy of giving birth to a new baby is indescribable for new parents.

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Making Motherhood Mayhem Manageable!

Making Motherhood Mayhem Manageable!

I knew having a baby came with challenged, but never did I realize how hard it would be at times to function in the chaos and yet I still do it! I get everything done at home and keep everyone alive so I call that a win!

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Life and Health after 35 – What Medical Conditions Should You Know About?

Life and Health after 35 – What Medical Conditions Should You Know About?

So everyone is saying 35 is the new 25! However, there are still medical conditions that are common in women over 35, despite how young we feel. Below are some key medical conditions that you should know about.

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Having An Older Mom Has Influenced Me In My Motherhood

Having An Older Mom Has Influenced Me In My Motherhood

Growing up with an “older mom” in the 80s had a certain stigma to it. It simply wasn’t as common as it is today. My sisters are 17 & 19 years older than me so my mom actually started having kids in her 20s. I was that serendipitous surprise when she was 43 years old.

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Quick Facts About Cardiovascular Disease In Women

Quick Facts About Cardiovascular Disease In Women

In summary, only 55% of women recognize that heart disease is the number one killer of women.Awareness, life style modification, and treatment of risk factors is very important. Seek out medical guidance if you don’t quite feel right!

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Melanoma, Other Skin Cancers, and Prevention and Protection!

Melanoma, Other Skin Cancers, and Prevention and Protection!

The most common risk factors for skin cancer include sun exposure, indoor or outdoor tanning, previous sunburns, family history, more than 50 moles, long-term exposure to x-rays, and a history of smoking.

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Quick Facts About Skin Cancer and Products for Summer Skin Care!

Quick Facts About Skin Cancer and Products for Summer Skin Care!

Skin cancer is a collective term for a variety of types of cancer that affect the skin, lips, eyelids, and nails. All types of skin cancers have very high cure rates and excellent outcomes when detected early.

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