I love how different Greater Cincinnati is (and its diversity!) Living in Walton I get to feel like I’m “out there” with land and lots of trees when I’m actually pretty close to so many things. I can drive a little south and be in farm land, drive 15 minutes north and be in Florence for shopping, 30 minutes north and I’m downtown enjoying the city lifestyle.
I love that there is always something to do in Cincinnati. There are new areas being developed all the time so finding new places is always fun. I like trying new restaurants and I love how close we are to Northern Kentucky. Many of my close friends live there and I enjoy going over the river whenever I can.
I love talking long walks through Eden Park, spending time with any or all of my five adorable grandchildren and three children. Cincinnati is wonderful - Great parks and outdoor activities, college and professional sports, lovely museums and galleries, the symphony and many concert venues, so many theaters and countless fabulous restaurants.
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What do you love about living in Cincinnati?
I enjoy the small town family friendly feel of Loveland where I live with easy access to our ever changing downtown area. With new exciting restaurants and breweries opening all the time there is always something new to try.
One of the most common questions we’re asked as doulas is how to physically prepare for pregnancy, birth and recover postpartum. Join us on the blog today with Stacey Hendricks, a Cincinnati Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist.
And I wore that unicorn. I wore it every day except wash days for six months. Maggie came back to the breast then, so I reintroduced kinda-sorta-underwire. I alternated those two bras for the next two years.
Two. Years. People.
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What do you love about living in Cincinnati?
I like that you can have the best of both worlds living here. There is so much to see and explore downtown, but with a quick drive outside of the city you can be surrounded by woods and fields. I love the history of Cincinnati as a city and think it is pretty neat that my great-grandfather Stanley Mathis was a finishing carpenter who helped to build Union Terminal.
Can I take Tylenol for a headache during pregnancy? But what if I don’t want to take medication? Are there any natural remedies for headaches during pregnancy? Headaches can be caused by many different factors during pregnancy.
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Everything is really going so well. Except, at night, as soon as I sit down to nurse, I am STARVING! I was really careful during my pregnancy to eat well and gained just 21 lbs. I’ve been trying to continue with my healthy eating now that I’m breastfeeding, but I’m really struggling during nursing sessions. I just want to eat everything in sight, especially at night! I have never felt so hungry. Is this normal?
Hungry in Highland Heights
It’s 3:47 pm. Almost time to start dinner. Looking around, listening to their sibling laughter in the other room, staring at the school papers, toothpaste, conditioner, water filter for the fridge, and receipts on the kitchen counter. The last little to-do’s of the day. Life stacks up.
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Rachele lives in Northern Kentucky. She enjoys hiking, good Cincinnati eats, shows, and spending time with her friends and family. Get to know Rachele and why our clients love her!
Then the fog lifted and I was finally free. I could breathe. I could get through my days without anxious, intrusive thoughts. I didn’t emotionally react as swiftly and aggressively because as one RN friend put it, “You’ve been given a sort of pause button.” She was so right.
Heartburn. One of the first signs that I’m pregnant. It always felt odd to me that heartburn would be such an early pregnancy discomfort. Of course I imagined being a million weeks pregnant and feeling the burn. Here are some tips to get you through pregnancy.
At Doulas of Cincinnati, we’re not interested in hitching our baggage (birth bags or otherwise) to your birthing day. In fact, we work tirelessly to unpack (and let go of) any biases or preconceived notions we may have picked up before we walk into your space on the big day.
My arms, for one, are thankful!
All of my friends and family are having get togethers and heading out to our favorite breweries, restaurants and bars. I want to do the best for my baby and myself…but I’m feeling super left out - do you have any suggestions?
Feeling festive in Ft. Mitchell