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How do you find a a postpartum doula in Kansas City and why would you need one? Well, if you’re a mom or mom-to-be, you’ve probably heard, “sleep when the baby sleeps.” Easier said than done. There’s dishes everywhere, laundry...
Have you recently welcomed a baby into your family or are hoping to do so soon? You're invited to the return of our Bloom event on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the Ball Event Center in Olathe....
One winter Monday afternoon, a nurse from our fertility clinic called to tell me that my pregnancy test was positive. I sat there at my home office desk for a couple minutes totally stunned before both the happiness and...
My husband and I have always wanted two kids. I am an only child and remember longing for a sibling to play with growing up. Brian grew up with a brother and loved having a buddy by his side....
On today's episode, we visit with Dr. Jessica Parrott, Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician with HCA Midwest Health, about pregnancy after age 35. We discuss the risk factors women should consider when getting pregnant at advanced maternal age and how the...
I prepared for the birth of my son as though it was a college final. I studied for nine months. I read every book, subscribed to all the mommy blogs and spent hours Googling every piece of information my...
This post is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health. Are you no longer envious of pregnancy announcements? You may be at the point where you and your partner feel like your family is complete. So what do you do to prevent...
Not in the mood? When you have a new baby in the house, your sense of time may become warped as the line between night and day is blurred by a steady rhythm of feedings and diaper changes. For...
We get personal with local Lee's Summit mom and Pelvic Floor OT, Dr. Kassie DeWitt.  In our conversation, we cover all things pelvic floor health including the anatomy of the pelvic floor, ways to support and improve functioning pre-...
The first time I found out I was pregnant was September 10, 2011.  I was on a business trip to Toronto for work and I bought a charming digital French pregnancy test that pronounced me both pregnant and "enceinte."...
One of the best, unexpected things I’ve enjoyed as an adult is watching friends become parents. Some have teenagers and some have two-month-old babies, and it has been a wild ride watching them grow their families and guide those tiny...
Where does the time go? Time for each kid (don't forget the dog), time for your husband, time to clean, time to cook, time to write (this article) and time for yourself. We seem like ships passing in the...
"From the moment I laid eyes on my child, I was in love." This is said by many parents, and therefore is also the feeling most new parents expect. They will tell you how beautiful their child was, how amazed...
I don’t know about you, but coming out of my pandemic cocoon has been hard. I recently went shopping to an actual store in preparation to finally attend an in-person event, and I’ll be honest — the experience caused so...
This post is written and sponsored by HCA Midwest Health. Some think it’s too personal, embarrassing or just plain rude to talk about “that time of the month,” but it’s a fact of life and a natural function of the...

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