Name: Carrie Stephens Children’s names: Malone, Beau and Jocie When did you have your C-section? 1st – July 2, 2012 2nd – December 7, 2015 Was it planned or unexpected? 1st – Not planned; My C-section was scheduled at 39 weeks due to Frank Breech position. However, at 37w1d my water broke with no onset…

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Name: Jessica Child’s name: Theodore (Teddy) I had my C-section on November 30, 2017. It was not planned, nor was it an emergency. He was a week late and I was induced. Induction was going well, but after being dilated to 9 for 3 hours with no further progress, Teddy was showing signs of distress…

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When did you have your C-section? 2017 Was it planned or unexpected? Planned What was your recovery like? Very good. Was up and walking the first day. What surprised you about your C-section recovery? The only thing that made me a little nervous were the clots of blood that would come out when urinating weeks…

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Before I had my baby son, Aadil, now four-months old, Sunday mornings looked very different. I eagerly looked forward to receiving and opening up my Sunday newspaper. I would spread out the paper on our dining room table and comb through each section leisurely, with my cup of chai close by. As a journalist, reading…

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My name is Jen. I’m a work-from-home mom. I work part-time doing proofreading and grant writing for local non-profits. I also do some shopping for Shipt in my “free time.” I have a daughter, Hannah, who is 17 months old. When my husband and I decided it was time to try and grow our family,…

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Grand Rapids mom practices self care

“Sippy cups with straws. Who is doing this? Discuss.” This was one of the recent texts to come across my mom’s group text. This text is filled with memes, articles, jokes and support. It would take days to scroll all the way to the beginning of this text group which started last summer. It’s been…

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As a mom, wife and a business owner,  I wear many hats. It took me a few years to not only understand the importance of self care, but to figure out what self care was to me and how it makes a difference in my everyday life. My name is Kymber Heinze, mom to three littles…

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