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Breastfeeding Week Campaign {Ashley Wright}

August 1, 2013

  Ashley Wright wants young moms to know that breastfeeding a wonderful things. This is what she says about the campaign she started and why these pictures: As much as I had envisioned the photos going viral for breastfeeding, I never thought detractors would arise in which I would need to explain my intent and […]

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Mothering the Mother, Part II: How Postpartum Care Helps Us Love Our Bodies

July 29, 2013

“A safe pregnancy is a human right for every woman regardless of race or income.” – Amnesty International “I have horrible [postpartum] stretch marks that I feel the need to cover and of course my breasts are nowhere near where I would like them to be.” – Courtney, Beauty Revealed Project. So here I am, […]

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Pregnancy After An Eating Disorder

July 8, 2013

I have tried to write this at least a dozen times. It never turns out the way I want. In the beginning I tried to approach it like an informative article, a place people could go to find facts, research and information… but I get caught up in my own experience, and it ends up […]

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Community Support and Breastfeeding {Make a Difference}

July 5, 2013

I would like to start this post with a story. Imagine a mother – a fresh new mother – with a baby just barely 24 hours old. She drives to another city the day after her birth for her first post-birth checkup with her midwife. After leaving the appointment she and her husband decide to […]

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I Came Along, I Wrote A Song For You. {The Birth Story Of Sparrow}

July 4, 2013

We thank Rachel for returning to the BWF blog and sharing her second birth story with us. Her first birth story is here: Hypnobirth Water Birth Story with Gorgeous Pictures So, during my whole pregnancy I refused to tell anyone an official due date, because they mean nothing and everyone pesters you about going late. […]

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Eating is a Family Affair: How to Support a Breastfeeding Mother

June 25, 2013

I had always expected to breastfeed my babies. I was breastfed until I was two (or four, depending on which parent you ask) and it just seemed normal. But I had never considered how important it was to have a partner who supported me in breastfeeding. Like a dreamy adolescent girl who has already chosen […]

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Plus Sized Unassisted Home Water Birth

June 25, 2013

The last weeks of my pregnancy were kind of crazy.¬† After a perfectly happy and uneventful pregnancy it majorly sucked to have to spend the last weeks trying to arrange a care provider after my midwife DROPPED ME for refusing an ultrasound to “check for IUGR” when there was no reason to suspect that the […]

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I Will Birth My Baby {Out Of My Vagina!}

June 25, 2013

I am STRONG because I spent 9. 5 years since my first babies traumatic birth educating myself and becoming informed. 7. 5 years since my sons unnecessary, failed induction leading to my second cesarean, I learnt to trust my body. I am STRONG because I knew I wanted a VBA2C, I also wanted a Homebirth […]

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Breastfeeding Through Hydrocephalus and Cleft Palate {A Mother’s Devotion}

June 16, 2013

Christine Curry of Storyteller Photography¬†writes: “This is Ellie. She was born with hydrocephalus, a cleft palate and a myriad of other issues. Because of her condition, she was never able to naturally breast feed. But that didn’t stop Ellie’s mom, who wanted to give her all she could. You see, Teresa pumped her breast milk […]

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Staying Ahead of the Mess {Challenges of Motherhood}

June 16, 2013

Let me start with a big fat disclaimer. I am not a perfect housewife. Pretty far from it actually! But, as time goes on (7 years cohabitation, almost 5 years of marriage, 2 years as a mom) I am finding what helps me keep a “groove” so that the housework does not drown me. Because […]

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