Running Postnatal: How Soon is Too Soon?

99% of American women who deliver babies in the US are doing so in a hospital setting (1), typically under the care of an OB/GYN; as such, after baby is born, assuming you haven’t had any major complications, once you leave the hospital, the next time your own health will be assessed will be at […]

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Walk It Off, Mama: The Best PostNatal Exercise

The journey I embarked upon nearly one year ago when becoming pregnant still continues. Not just for my own research and learning, but from an observational standpoint of what’s normal, expected and acceptable. Now well into my fourth trimester, I’m discovering anecdotally just how unusual it is to be nearing the shape of my pre-pregnancy […]

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Our Birth Day… Part II

Here we are on Yves’ 3 week ‘birthday’, getting some fresh air during our long morning walk, feeling stronger each and every day! In my last post, I shared what I referred to as Part I of our home birth story.   I left off just about the time contractions had begun, although I didn’t […]

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Welcome, Yves Blake

Hello from Babyland, or as our midwife and doula have referred to the area we’ve been spending much of our time these past two weeks… Bed Island. On May 9, 2019, at 10:25pm, our son, Yves Blake Stephenson was born safely at home after a three hour labor. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 oz and […]

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Pregnancy + Meditation

Today is Birth Day… perhaps! It’s my official due date and while being incredibly excited not only to welcome our son, I feel at the same time, an incredible calm. I’ve felt this way throughout the entire duration of the pregnancy and without a doubt, this is largely due to having incorporated a meditation practice […]

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Why We’ve Chosen A Home Birth

Hang on, no, this one’s not ours! We have another four weeks until our due date, but isn’t he just gorgeous? This little guy was probably born a very short time frame before this shot was taken; I’ve been attempting to memorize what babies look like at every stage from our extensive research above and […]

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Is Carb Loading Really Still A Thing?

Apparently so. (And as I’m finding, not just for runners and endurance athletes, but for moms to be!) Given that the article that prompted me to write today’s post was a recent one published in Runner’s World, I’ll focus today on the misconception that runners / endurance athletes not only need carbs, but a heck […]

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