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I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues.

I Thought I Was "Too Young" For Mental Health Problems

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues. That there was nothing shameful about postpartum Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   09.25.18   |   SHARE
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5 Things You Shouldn't Do In Labor, According To A Labor & Delivery Nurse

It doesn’t matter if you’re having your first baby or your fifth, the unknowns of labor & delivery can always be a little daunting. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.13.18   |   SHARE
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This Is Postpartum: A New Project Celebrating All Postpartum Bodies And Their Differences

Meg Boggs reached out to other mom bloggers to share their own postpartum bodies for her project This Is Postpartum. They did and the result is Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.7.18   |   SHARE
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Kate Middleton To Tammy Duckworth: Redefining Postpartum? Or Just Pushing Women To Do More?

I wish that our culture valued the most vital month postpartum as a time for healing our bodies and holding our babies. Sadly, I’m not sure we ever Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.25.18   |   SHARE
The first step to teaching small children where babies come from is by always correctly naming their body parts.

I Tell My Small Children Where Babies Come From

I tell my small children the truth about where babies come from because it is a natural biological function that has been shrouded in shame and Read...
Sam Milam    |   11.28.17   |   SHARE
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Did you know that male midwives are a thing? Would you choose a male midwife?

Male Midwives: Valuable Addition To Patient Care Or A Big Old Nope?

Did you know that male midwives are a thing? Would you choose a male midwife? Would you refuse one if he were assigned to you? Let's talk! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.6.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Michaela Callahan via Facebook

This Is Not How Nurses Treat Babies

A nurse in Jacksonville, FL thinks it’s hilarious to use newborns like puppets for her own amusement. This is NOT how nurses treat babies! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.19.17   |   SHARE
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To The Mommas Whose Births I Have Had The Honor Of Witnessing

My most precious memories are of the births of my own children, and right next to those, the memories of all the mommas and daddies and babies I have Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
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