- Catherine is a mother of ten children; she married her husband, Robb, in 1974; in addition to a lot of years of parenting, they have operated a family medical practice for thirty years. This blog is a place she shares her thoughts and answers questions -- especially from other moms, but from anyone! -- about pregnancy and child-rearing, marriage, sickness and health, and lots of other things.
Category Archives: Pregnancy
What does pushing feel like? Like pooping? (and other pooping questions)
Another great series of questions from Suzie: What does “pushing” feel like? Like pooping? Will I poop on my baby? Is going to the bathroom extremely painful after delivery (when can I poop after delivery)? None of the books answer … Continue reading
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Stretch marks and varicose veins
A friend of my son asked me recently: Did you get stretch marks and varicose veins? Of course I did! Stretch marks fade after one year. You can get them on your back, belly and breasts. I have never been … Continue reading
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