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The tale of an unnecessary NICU stay

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I left you with a few tantalizing tidbits in The Post-Birth Experience, and now I will fill in the blanks. The morning after Mr. S was born, he had an echo-cardiogram. Kyle’s cardiologist suggested that everyone in the family get tested for Kyle’s heart defect (bicuspid aortic valve) because it runs in families. I got the baby’s echo at birth… Read more »

The Post-Birth Experience: expectations vs. reality

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“First is the worst, second is the best…” Having school-aged children, I hear that rhyme often. And for me, it has a bit of truth in it when related to my four postpartum experiences. After my first birth, I had to share a room. It borders on barbaric, forcing a woman who just had a baby to share her room… Read more »