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boston moms blog parenting perspectives: ode to the midwife

Parenting Perspectives: An Ode to My Midwife

Motherhood comes with a host of choices about what is best for you, your family, and your children. We at Boston Moms Blog are a diverse group of moms who want to embrace these choices instead of feeling guilty or judged for them! We are starting our “Parenting Perspectives” series with a look at the […]

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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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When Breastfeeding Sucks. Yeah, Sometimes It Does.

Note: This week is National Breastfeeding Week. We celebrate, support, and honor all ways moms choose to feed and nourish their children. At almost nine months pregnant, I decided I would give breastfeeding a shot. Breast is best after all, right? And I mean, the pictures in magazines looked so cute and snuggly and squishy […]

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Journey to Parenthood | It Takes a Village

Sarah is delighted to be the mother of two-year-old Margalit Penina. By day she is the Senior Director, Operations, Planning and Analysis at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. When not working, she enjoys gardening with her daughter, taking loads of pictures, and cooking up a storm. She’s raising her daughter in Brookline, MA.  My journey to parenthood is […]

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Journey to Parenthood | Arriving Late to the Boston Moms Party

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Becca Shimshak. We too connected through Uprooted: A Jewish Response to Infertility where Becca serves as the Executive Director. She and her husband Steve live in Needham, MA, where they are raising their twin daughters, Isabella Rose and Zoe Ann. This is Becca’s story of becoming a mom later than […]

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Parenting = Uncertainty

There’s really not much that can prepare you for parenting.  All of the parenting classes, books, and advice in the world can’t really get you ready for the actuality of having your own little infant to care for. Though most of my daughter’s birth is now a blur, I strongly remember talking to the nurse when […]

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