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A Dilemma 

I was diagnosed with a pretty severe case of scoliosis when I was in the 5th grade. I started seeing an orthopedic surgeon at that time, and the best option to prevent my curve from progressing was to wear a back brace. 947 more words


Ortolani and Barlow Tests

These exam findings resolve by 3 mos because structures “tighten up”.  Clicks are okay, clunks are not.  Clicks should be re-examined by PCP.  Also, any baby (esp male) who spent time in utero breech should get screening US (12-16% risk).


Mind, Body, Mama, Baby

Stress. Sleeplessness. Reflux. Tension headaches. Posterior. Breech.

Any of these terms sound familiar?

Any of the above can be worrisome for expectant mamas. If you’re in your third trimester, these things (and more) can be particularly troubling. 1,128 more words

Herbs & Holistic Healing

My experiences in the O.R. - as a mother & as a doula

Having a cesarean birth is too common in this country, about 1 in 3 births are surgical. I’ve blogged about my births before, mainly my vbacs. 638 more words


Such a big boy

Well, it’s been almost two years since I last posted. You did end up coming a little early due to low fluid, after all. At 37w5d, I had another routine monitoring appointment scheduled, but I just knew this was it. 649 more words

Mommy's Thoughts

Why I'm annoyed with the NHS

So let’s first be clear on why I love the NHS. Baby Bear was born in an NHS hospital for free. She is receiving treatment for her DDH for free. 348 more words


A Hurricane, Baby Shower, Growth Scan, & Day of Remembrance 

Despite our fears of Hurricane Matthew ruining our baby shower, all turned out perfectly! We were so blessed to have just been missed (literally by about 30 miles) from the storm making landfall here in South Florida. 709 more words