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Pelvic Floor Therapist Recommendations for Perinatal Pelvic Floor Concerns

Carrying and birthing babies puts a strain on the body, particularly the pelvic floor, which is a group of muscles that form a sort of hammock which support the function of organs such as the bladder, intestines...

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Pregnancy Induced Body Changes That Can Impact Mental Health

The body changes in numerous ways when pregnant. Below are three common and often uncomfortable experiences in pregnancy that many don't talk about and doctors don't often check for and that can effect your mental...

In grayscale, the side view of a heavily pregnant woman. Her belly is the focal point and she wraps her arms around herself, covering her more »

Feelings I experienced when expecting spontaneous twins and how to manage them (the feelings, not the twins)

The first emotion I experienced was shock. Hearing the ultrasound tech at my 8 week appointment nonchalantly tell me, “Baby A is ...” What. The. Hell. Laying there, I laughed in disbelief. The shock slowly...

Katie's twins, around two years old. They're sitting on the dining room floor, at home, eating dinner. They're wearing matching shirts: some elves in red hats with the text 'tis the season' underneath. Their empty plates have plenty of crumbs; their sippy cups are in front of them. Twin A (on the left) has food in her hand, and is smiling at someone who is to the left of the camera. Twin B is actively eating - mid-bite - and he is looking at the camera. The background is messy. We can see a mostly empty hamper and clothes strewn about the more »

Chicago Resources for Twin Parents

Dear Chicago parent who is expecting twins, In regards to in-person supports for parents of twins, I found them lacking in Chicago proper. There are groups (i.e. Multiples of America) who have subgroups/clubs across the...

Katie's newborn twins. They're wrapped up to their necks in white hospital blankets, decorated with tiny handprints in various colors. The infants are facing each other with their eyes closed. We can see one twin's tiny hand poking out from underneath the more »
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