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Recovering From Birth Can Feel Traumatic

Lessons in Parenthood: Week 14 I feel adequately recovered from birth to be able to talk about this. Not so much physically recovered as emotionally. There’s really no absolute way to know how your birth and postpartum journey will be. Every woman and every birth is different. My first and second births were dramatically different. […]

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Foreign Fears

When Luka and I were engaged and people began to find out that I was moving to Slovenia, I got many reactions. The most common was, “I could never do that! You’re crazy/brave/have guts to leave your friends and family and go to a foreign country. At the time I really didn’t feel like that […]

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What Natural Labor & Birth Feels Like

If you’re anything like me, you want to know everything about birth as soon as you get pregnant (maybe even before). Before you have actually given birth it’s quite impossible to know what labor will feel like from beginning to end. As a first-time mom this could be the number one thing that you think […]

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My Birth Story: Olivia Amelia Dolenc

My Birth Story: Olivia Amelia Dolenc

Since I’m expecting my second baby, now seems like an appropriate time to write down my birth story (insert eye roll emoji). I have been thinking of this since the birth of my first, Olivia. I should tell you something first about my approach to birth: I’m very passionate about completely natural, intervention-free childbirth. If you […]

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Birth and Postpartum: What They Don’t Tell You

This blog post goes hand in hand with my other one about Pregnancy. As a first time mom, there was a lot that I didn’t know about that happened to me. I like to be prepared so I will share my personal experiences with you and hopefully help you to know what’s up. Also, I […]

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Pregnancy: What They Don’t Tell You

Here it is; all my uncovered information. At first I thought this would be too much information to share with the public, but then I thought, I will be helping some woman who is a first time mom and doesn’t know any of this stuff. Seriously! There is so much about pregnancy and birth that no […]

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4 Things I Would Have Done Differently During Pregnancy

All in all, I had a great pregnancy with no regrets. I was healthy and fit and had an all natural birth with no interventions. For me, that was great. That was what I had wanted. However, looking back there are some things I learned that I will apply to my next pregnancy. 1. Be More […]

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