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I just got a review copy of The Bathroom Key, written by Kim Perelli and Kathryn Kassai, a doctor/patient team. Great book, and one that could probably help millions of women. It reminded me of my own experiences. (And made me wonder why I didn’t co-write something like this years ago!) I’ve been a freelance [...]

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Hey, thanks so much for your recent letter to me. You know, the one congratulating me for being a mom-to-be and telling me how important it is to wait to deliver until 39 or 40 weeks? I really appreciate it, and I must tell you that I am completely on board with you on the [...]

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While I was pregnant with Big Girl one of the things I was most afraid of was stretch marks. I knew my skin was a candidate. When I was in my early 20s, I gained 40 pounds and soon after the insides of my thighs sported purple yet translucent marks. What would pregnancy do to [...]

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Last night I went to spin class and the woman spinning next to me was pregnant. It took me back three years ago when I was that person making sure I was drinking enough and feeling my baby kick to the beat. (Big Girl used to sleep in my belly during the classes. Little Girl [...]

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A study popped into my in-box a few minutes ago from the University of Florida Health Science Center: Antibacterial Agent Could Cause Pregnancy Problems. I’ll give you the quick and dirty summary. Researchers think that triclosan interferes with estrogen sulfotransferase, an enzyme that is linked to the metabolism of estrogen. Estrogen that’s supposed to move [...]

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When I got pregnant with Big Girl I saw three medical professionals: my midwife, a psychologist, and a nutritionist. As I have mentioned before, I have struggled with food issues all my life and I wanted to make sure I was eating enough and not getting too crazy. The nutritionist spend about an hour or [...]

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Last night I went to spin class and the teacher played an entire set of Billy Joel songs. Aside from loving it and wanting to sing along, it also reminded me of a stupid mistake I made when I first gave birth. Billy Joel was playing Shea Stadium — concerts that were being billed as [...]

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Kendra’s Delivery Protocol: Just Wrong

I am a reality show watcher. I love E!, especially. The shows are so bad that they are good. My husband and I (okay, I) love yelling at the screen when people do really stupid things. But over the holidays, I was doing more than yelling. I actually started to cry. The show: Kendra, the [...]

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I’ve written about it before: Both my kids were a week late. And both times my midwives and the doctors they worked with were pressuring me to induce. (Well, the second midwife not-so-much, but she did say she had to induce if I went past that weekend.) One high risk doctor told me he would [...]

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Yesterday, I stumbled upon a great blog post over on MomLogic written by Angela Chee. She was complaining about incontinence issues with her pregnancy. As I read her post, my own issues with leakage came wooshing back at me. I got the flu not once but twice when I was pregnant with Little Girl. I [...]

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