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March 29, 2017

When it comes to pregnancy, it seems a woman’s body becomes a public topic of conversation. Below are a few tips if you are unsure of what to say to your pregnant colleague.

Acceptable questions and comments include:

  • Congratulations, I’m very excited for you.

  • You’ll be a wonderful mother.

  • How far along are you?

  • Do you know the sex of the baby?

  • You look great!

  • How are you feeling?

Non-acceptable questions and comments include:

  • Wow, you are ginormous!!

  • You’re tiny, are you eating enough?

  • Your breasts are adjusting well to pregnancy!!

  • Did you lose your mucus plug yet??

  • You must be having twins!

  • How long did it take you to conceive?

  • You must be wearing maternity clothes already!

  • Gross, is that vomit on your blouse?

  • Eating for two, eh?

  • Was this planned?

  • Do you know who the father is?

  • You look absolutely exhausted!!

  • Nice cankles! 

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March 20, 2017

I used to be envious of people who had true passion for their work. Some people seem to be born with a passion for a certain cause, but I think for many, life chooses their passion for them. My passion was born in the delivery room.

I was 28 when I was expecting my first baby. I'll sum up my first pregnancy, birth and postpartum period with the following words: un-educated, naive, unwilling to accept help, traumatic birth experience, trouble bonding with my baby and postpartum depression.

Second time around, I did everything within my power to have a positive experience. I educated myself, asked for help, got midwifery care, hired a doula and childbirth educator and mentally I worked hard on preparing for birth. My birth was beautiful. I felt supported, safe and loved, and most importantly, I felt connected to my baby.

My passion was born with my second child. The women attending my birth changed everything I believed about childbirth. I realized it is not so much the events of your birth...

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