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You’re never alone with Mercy Fetal Care by your side.    “Your baby’s genetic testing shows a high chance of Trisomy 21…”   “What exactly is Trisomy 21? Did I do something to cause this? What does this mean?”   I’m one of many who...
St. Louis Mom is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Bloom: A Celebration of Motherhood event! This exclusive event is geared towards moms, dads, and grandparents who are planning to grow their family, currently expecting, in their first year of...
There’s no better story than a birth story ...   As I write this on the eve of my son’s 4th birthday, I’m reflecting on his birth.   We chose not to find out the sex, which made the reveal more exciting. The...
I didn’t realize how my struggles with an eating disorder and disordered eating would impact my pregnancies. It took a long time before I realized that not everyone knows the calorie count of a medium apple, a spoonful of...
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.   “Be thankful you have two healthy, beautiful children.”  These were the words of consolation I often received.  These were the words that left my questions unanswered.  These were the words that left...
Let’s explore postpartum sex and what it means to a new mom.   Picture this … You are six weeks postpartum from a vaginal delivery. You had a second-degree tear, and your stitches haven’t fully dissolved. You are using a peri-bottle when...
Ever wonder what a pelvic floor physical therapy appointment entails? Well, wonder no more!     We recently sat down with Dr. Brooke Kalisiak of Legacy Physical Therapy. Legacy Physical Therapy specializes in the overall health and strength of the pelvic floor and...
Help your C-section recovery go smoother with these tips!     October 13, 2017.   My first pregnancy. I had a normal labor. Quick. I took the epidural as soon as I could. Started pushing. Then. Everything went downhill. After three hours of pushing,...
Nesting before baby is not meant to be a solo endeavor— how can you get help and support?     Cleaning. Organizing. Re-Organizing. Decluttering. Preparing for baby ...   You may have heard of the “mental load of motherhood” by now. You know -...
This post was originally run in April, 2019 in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week.   I am blessed. I have people in my life that call me Mommy. I have known the surge of amazement and gratitude when a child...

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