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Chronic Illness Took Me Out of the Workforce and I'm Fighting to #KeepTheCare Feature
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Chronic Illness Took Me Out of the Workforce and I'm Fighting to #KeepTheCare

When you're healthy, you don't spend much time thinking about what you would do if hit by a chronic illness. At least I didn't. 

Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
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Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can occur, often without symptoms or warning, even after a total hysterectomy with ovaries removed.

Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future
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Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future

When I was 21, my world turned upside down and I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness.

Women's March on Washington: Why I Marched
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Women's March on Washington: Why I Marched

One woman shares her story about her experience during the Women’s March on Washington.

Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future
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Chronic Illness and Motherhood: Why I Didn't Let Crohn's Disease Rob Me of My Future

When I was 21, my world turned upside down and I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness.

Professional Patient: Skills Learned from Living with a Chronic Disease
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Professional Patient: Skills Learned from Living with a Chronic Disease

I have acquired skills and knowledge that “healthy people” don’t have. Having chronic migraine and pain has exposed me to situations that many others never have to face.

5 Best Exercises During Pregnancy
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5 Best Exercises During Pregnancy

It may be tempting to spend most of your downtime relaxing on the couch and avoiding physically activity, but staying active offers so many benefits for mom and baby. Try these exercises if you've been cleared by your doctor!

5 Tips for Gentle Weaning Success
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5 Tips for Gentle Weaning Success

As much as breastfeeding isn't an automatic process, weaning also isn't automatic for most moms. In rare cases, a baby will stop nursing all on her own, but more often, it's a process. Get the tips for success.

On Reaching Remission of Crohn's Disease: Tragedy and Triumph
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On Reaching Remission of Crohn's Disease: Tragedy and Triumph

Exactly one year ago today, my gastroenterologist pulled the curtain back to find me still in post-colonoscopy position, groggy, yet mostly awake and said the words I have been waiting to hear since 2009: "There are no ulcers. You are in remission."

Letter to a NICU Mom
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Letter to a NICU Mom

One mom of a NICU baby shares her encouragement with other new NICU moms.

Women's March on Washington: Why I Marched
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Women's March on Washington: Why I Marched

One woman shares her story about her experience during the Women’s March on Washington.

Tips for Busy Moms: 10 Quick Exercises You Can Do Anywhere With Your Kids
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Tips for Busy Moms: 10 Quick Exercises You Can Do Anywhere With Your Kids

Fit in a workout ANYWHERE with these easy-to-follow moves.

How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job
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How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job

Being disabled is a full-time job. The amount of time it takes to stay on top of your health and keeping up with paperwork while feeling the worst you ever have in your life is all-consuming.

How I Started Prioritizing Self-Care in Motherhood
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How I Started Prioritizing Self-Care in Motherhood

As women we often place ourselves last on the totem pole, and we shouldn't. Because a happy momma is a good momma.

4 Mommy-and-Me Total Body Workouts
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4 Mommy-and-Me Total Body Workouts

It can be hard to find time to exercise when you have kids, but if you include them, you can always squeeze in your workouts—and have fun!

5 Things That Helped Boost My Breast Milk Supply
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5 Things That Helped Boost My Breast Milk Supply

After some research and talking to some other moms, here are five things that always seemed to boost this mom's supply, almost instantly.

How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job
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How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job

Being disabled is a full-time job. The amount of time it takes to stay on top of your health and keeping up with paperwork while feeling the worst you ever have in your life is all-consuming.