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Motherhood – Can we ever truly be ready?

I recently finished reading And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell. A fun and easy read, it tells Meaghan’s real story about becoming a mother in her late 20s in New York City. The book has been described by critics as unflinchingly frank, funny, and intimate motherhood story

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These 5 things helped me deliver my baby naturally

The thought of pushing out a little human being the size of a water melon through our intimate parts can be quite scary, particularly for first-time mothers-to-be, like I was. While, admittedly, delivering a baby is certainly no picnic in the park, it can be an empowering and immensely gratifying experience (read my birth story

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My birth story

There are too many horrible birth stories out there. Unfortunately. When I started telling people I was pregnant, women started volunteering information about their own birth experiences. I heard about labour lasting for 48 hours and more, about the excruciating pain of contractions, about epidurals that only numbed one side of the body but not

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Launching Yoga & Baby – A few words on what and why

Giving birth is a miracle. In fact, the entire process of conceiving and bearing a child is a miracle. To this day, and despite radical scientific advances in medically assisted procreation, we still don’t know exactly what it takes to create new life. The stars have to align, somehow, and I am infinitely grateful they