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Pregnant? You need a health advocate

The nurse leaned in with plenty of disdain and said, “You seem VERY suspicious of the medical establishment.” Yes, perhaps because you keep coming into my room and asking if this second child I’m birthing...

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Spreading cheer in the NICU

I’m Jaclyn. And I’m a HELLP syndrome survivor. Never heard of HELLP syndrome? Neither had I. Until I was diagnosed with it in an emergency room in Fort Myers, FL. While on vacation. (There’s probably...

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Stop with the Percocet already

Percocet is the devil. After my C-section with baby #1, the nurses gave me Percocet. Then I vomited (and cried). A lot. So they gave me Zofran. Vomiting is super fun after your stomach’s been...

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The no-shame C-section

When I was 10 weeks pregnant with baby #1, an aunt said, “Of course, you’re not planning on having a C-section.” Um, at 10 weeks does anyone plan on having a C-section? I put on...

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Miracle baby turned TWO

How is it possible that this sweet little guy is TWO already?! To celebrate, he enjoyed popsicles at daycare, toy airplanes with daddy, and birthday brownies at the lake with Mimi and Poppa. I actually...

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How to be a Rock Star Dad

Alternate title for this post: How to get your baby momma to have more sex with you. (Unless she just had the baby. In which case, you should leave her alone for the next 6-8...

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