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    The Political & Radical Renaissance of Black Breastfeeding

    Morgan White, Director of Birth Equity Advocacy Project, shares a guest blog post in honor or Black Breastfeeding Week.

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    The Political & Radical Renaissance of Black Breastfeeding

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  • All About Labor Induction

    What is labor induction? The final weeks of pregnancy can feel like they will never end. Your belly is large.  Sleeping is tough. You have to pee every 15 minutes. And your baby’s adorable kicks now feel like karate chops to your ribcage! Once you get close to your due date, or breeze past it, […]

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  • Healthy Craving Alternatives!

    Craving pickles and ice cream? Peanut butter on pizza? Neither was I.  Hollywood is good for sharing images of pregnancy cravings that aren’t so realistic, but the truth is that many expectant moms don’t want any of these crazy combinations. We work so hard, in mind and body, to get ourselves ready for pregnancy, childbirth, […]

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  • Let’s talk about prenatal vaccinations

    Vaccine feelings vs. facts Probably one of the quickest ways to start an argument in a room full of parents is to mention the word vaccine. There are strong opinions about immunization, and when you’re talking about pregnancy, they can get even more intense. At Mae, we believe in making medical decisions based on scientific […]

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  • A Guide to Medication in Pregnancy

    At some point, almost every pregnant person deals with the question of medication. Here are some considerations to keep top of mind.

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  • Choosing a Birth Setting

    Whatever your ideal birth scenario might look like, choosing where to have your baby is the first step in creating that experience.

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    Perinatal Mood Disorders

    What are perinatal mood disorders? Pregnancy and the postpartum period are life-changing times when emotions can run high. It’s common to feel anxious or overwhelmed as your due date gets closer or during the tiring early months with a newborn. Hormonal surges and drops can also cause rollercoaster mood swings. But for some pregnant and […]

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  • Becoming Your Own Pregnancy Advocate

    What is self-advocacy? Everyone wants a healthy mama and baby at the end of pregnancy. But how you experience your maternity care also matters. Whether your pregnancy is straightforward or needs more medical help – if you give birth in a hospital, a birth center, or at home – you are entitled to health care […]

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  • A pregnant woman is laying down on an examination table at the doctor's office. Her shirt is pulled up so you can see her pregnant belly. The female physician and patient are smiling and looking at one another.

    The Stages of Labor

    No one’s birth is like yours Every body and every birth is unique, with its own journey through labor and delivery. While you’re pregnant, your relatives or friends will probably tell you all their birth stories. But no one actually knows how your labor will go, and there’s no exact roadmap for what to expect. […]

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