Preemie Twins, Why It’s Important To Have Others Understand Your Journey

Sometimes, more than anything, at the end of a long day you just want to know that you aren’t the only one going through what you’re going through.

My twin babies that I was so ready for, came far too soon — at just 26 weeks. Those months after they came were so scary and filled with a swift education that I was so unprepared for then, and am so proud of now. My babies that were once so itty bitty, are now a fierce kindergarten duo that are on the move, demolishing the house on a daily basis and we’re working on tying their shoes. At the end of the day, after all of its said and done, there’s still one thing missing — my turn to be heard.


12 Things to Try Before You Get an Epidural

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: EPIDURALS ARE NOT EVIL. *Gasp* Are you shocked to read those words from a doula who has given birth twice without an epidural and has supported more than two dozen other moms who have done the same? It’s the truth. Epidurals can be helpful and effective tools when used apporpriately. The same is true for IV pain medications used during labor and birth.


Webster: Your BFF During Pregnancy

You may be hearing the name “Webster” thrown around quite a bit in your circles of pregnant friends, on parenting websites around the country or even right here on the OANP page. Who is this mystery man and what is he doing to make pregnant women everywhere sing his praises? If you’re someone who isn’t too comfortable with strangers, then you’re about to read some good news. “Webster” isn’t a man at all. The term Webster is actually referring to a specific chiropractic technique that can be used at any time throughout the course of someone’s life, but its history lies in the amazing results it produced in women throughout their pregnancies.