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As more people shop online, finding stores that sell high-quality baby gear and have a friendly, knowledgeable staff team seems to be getting harder to find in today’s world. I know firsthand that navigating endless information and reviews on baby products and toys can be a huge time-suck. For parents that want to purchase the […]

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Before I start this post, I just want to include a disclaimer that I will support you no matter how you choose to feed your baby. There’s nothing wrong with formula-feeding if that’s what works for your family. That said, I know breastfeeding poses a different set of challenges. I chose to breastfeed my own […]

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As parents, we all know how important it is to keep our kids healthy, but it can be really hard to find the “right” pediatrician when there are literally hundreds to choose from in the area. In this blog post, I’ll introduce you to the most highly-rated pediatricians in Boston and the surrounding areas. Here […]

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What You Should Know About Home Birth in Massachusetts Considering having a home birth in Massachusetts? I’ve got your back! This guide is not exhaustive, but it should help you start your search for Massachusetts home birth midwives if you’re looking for one. Before I get into it, though, I need to let you know […]

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  Hiring a doula for the births of my children was one of the best decisions I made, and I’d highly recommend it to any of my maternity clients (but we’ll get to that shortly). Since I know that many of my clients are considering whether or not to hire a doula and/or looking for […]

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Are you looking for the best pediatricians in Sudbury? Well, you have a long list of to-dos when you find out you’re pregnant. Pick out a crib, buy a car seat, and find a pediatrician. Easy enough, right? But wait. What if the crib gets recalled because the material is hazardous? Why are there eighty […]

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When it comes to our kids, we do everything we can to make sure they’re healthy and safe. Between picking the right foods, monitoring screen time, and researching skincare products, all of us are trying our best. At times, it’s all exhausting. This is why it is so important to choose great Worcester pediatricians. Not […]

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One of the things I learned during my pregnancies is that American childbirth has been dominated by everyone except the people actually giving birth since sometime in the 18th century when childbirth became increasingly medicalized. Unfortunately, many MDs (NOT all!) can get stuck doing things their way—generally based on outdated pregnancy and childbirth textbooks that have […]

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Birth centers are patient-focused, welcoming environments where women and their families feel cared for and empowered during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery. Most birth centers are located within larger hospitals, but some are freestanding. Birth centers offer a great alternative to heavy-intervention hospital births for patients who want a more peaceful, low-intervention birth and […]

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