30 Years Ago... As I listened to Debbie tell the story of her son Joshua, the first preemie baby born at Henrico Doctors' Hospital thirty years ago, I didn't realize that my husband was listening, too. The video ended, and...
  We are honored to share this post written by Dr. Cara Hartle of Virginia Physicians for Women. Multiple times throughout my week I am asked, Is it safe to exercise during my pregnancy? And the answer is typically, Yes! Absolutely! There are very few...
I'm eight weeks from my due date with our second child and have started getting the “Are you ready?” question from people. I got this question during the third trimester with our first child as well, and my answer...
RVA Women in Full Bloom :: Richmond's First Annual Event for New & Expecting Mothers Last Saturday, the Richmond Moms Blog team, along with many community leaders, local businesses, and passionate medical professionals filled the beautiful new lobby of the Women's...
There are a lot of ways to prepare for having a baby. You set up the nursery, install the car seat, and stock the freezer. You take birthing classes, pack your hospital bag, and so on. If you’re a...
My first pregnancy was fairly uncomplicated in the beginning. I experienced mild amounts of morning sickness but not much. By my second trimester, I was energetic and had that enviable glow that pregnant women are famous for. This ease ended when...
I resisted a birth plan because I didn’t want to be set on the way things would go when I really didn’t have much control over the process. If my plan went awry, I didn't want to be disappointed. I chose...
All birth stories are important, each for different reasons. The birth of my second child was redemptive and restorative for me because it showed me my own power. I was woefully uneducated with my first birth and put a lot of...
"I'm so glad she's not coming tonight." I had wavered on doing maternity photos and finally had them scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, May 6, 2015. It was only four days before my due date, but I was convinced...
Let me start by saying that I'm a planner. I love a plan. But if there's one thing I learned about birthin' a baby...it's that it doesn't always go according to plan. I watched the documentary The Business of Being Born...
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Being a Millennial Mom in 2019: What it’s Actually Like

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“I wouldn’t want to raise a kid today.” That’s what you’ll hear from most adults over the age of 50. As a 33-year-old “Millennial Mom”...