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Childbirth

Becoming Mothers: We Want Your Stories!

We all became mothers in different ways. Just look around you at your fellow mamas–our stories of how we became moms are as different as the children we raise. From May 1, 2012 until Mother’s Day, Mile High Mamas will be running your birth stories/and or how you became a mother. Whether you gave birth […]

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When is the Best Season to Have a Baby?

Because I have eight kids, our calendar is full of red-letter days. Little squares hail their birthdays nearly year-round. With so many kids, it’s easy and natural for me to consider the best time of year to bring a new baby home. When is the best season to have a baby? Summer I’ll start with […]

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My Healthy Plus-size Pregnancy

Plus Size Birth is my new labor of love following a beautiful pregnancy and birthing experience. First came a love for my husband in 1999, then our marriage in July 2008, and most recently six months “trying” for that baby in the baby carriage. We had decided the month we conceived to stop trying and […]

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How To: Start exercising after childbirth

Women often are eager to shed extra weight after pregnancy, but the first workouts should be gentle and follow medical advice, doctors say. “It’s important that the focus of the first two weeks be taking care of the new baby and getting sufficient rest,” says Dr. Jeffrey Henke, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Newport News, Va. Some […]

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Life with Down syndrome

The memory from eight years ago is almost as vivid as if it had occurred only seconds ago. My wife was in the recovery room at Penrose Community Hospital in Colorado Springs, having delivered our first child, a daughter who came early and under emergency conditions. Behind drawn curtains in the crowded recovery room, we […]

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Miracle mom thankful to be alive to hold new baby

No one, neither patient nor doctor, wants to learn firsthand what “exsanguination” means. But Dianna Cillessen is thankful she stuck around long enough to hear the definition. It means that when surgeons cut into her skin on a September day when she was as good as dead, no blood came out. There was none left. […]

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How to Name a Baby

That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare demonstrated the importance of a name…a name that could impact destiny, inhibit love, trigger rejection, provoke judgment and stir much anger with a simple mention.

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