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A Complicated Delivery

In 2014, I welcomed a beautiful little girl into the world. But I almost didn’t get to see her grow up. After several years of trying, my husband and I were thrilled when I became pregnant. But it wasn’t an easy pregnancy. First there were the many subchorionic hematomas that plagued me. I worried constantly […]

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How Motherhood Helped Me Find My Courage

There are moments in your childhood that you hold on to, however insignificant they seem at the time. One of those moments happened at a restaurant with my mom when I was 7 or 8. The overall experience was awful. Bad service and wrong orders were followed by the inevitable whining and pushing food around […]

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How I Became a Mother :: Or, That Time I Almost Gave Birth in a Starbucks

Mother’s Day is on May 8 this year, and the upcoming holiday has us all reminiscing about the various ways we became mothers. Here is one such birth story. Last September, I gave birth to my second child in an incredibly easy fashion. Once contractions started, we calmly made our way to Newton-Wellesley, where I labored […]

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Having Your Baby in Boston: Choosing a Care Facility

Having Your Baby in Boston: Choosing a Care Facility

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! From now on, everything in your life will seem overwhelmingly chock full of options. So, it’s a fitting initiation to motherhood that one of the first decisions you’ll make — your labor and delivery location — is difficult to navigate. Boston has the highest number of hospitals per capita of […]

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Parenting Perspectives: Choosing Minimal Interventions During Childbirth

Whenever I’m asked about my son’s birth, I preface the story with, “I’m crazy, but…” It’s as if I want to soften the blow of what I did that day. I was to be induced, with Cytotec and Pitocin, and I didn’t get an epidural. Pitocin-induced contractions are significantly more intense than drug-free ones. To […]

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Journey to Parenthood | Giving Birth in a Foreign Country

Heather is a certified postpartum doula and mother of two boys, ages 7 and 11 months, and a girl, age 4. Her passion is to support families through the challenging transition of adding a newborn (or two!) by offering classes, consultations, support groups, and in-home care. She was born and grew up in Massachusetts and […]

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