“I just feel so lucky, and I want to share that with someone else,” says surrogate Ashley M. Does that statement sound familiar to you? Have you ever talked with a friend struggling with fertility and thought, "if she asked...
Many women hear the word “midwife” and think immediately of childbirth. But did you know that Certified Nurse Midwives are trained to care for women across their lifespan?  A nurse midwife’s role goes beyond that of delivering babies. Nurse midwives...
What does it mean when the most tender of our body parts falls flat? The thinning, drying and inflammation of vaginal walls, called vaginal atrophy, that usually occurs after menopause can also affect younger women. But, just as there...
"I can't give you an IV here, so I want you to go to an E.R. If I had an IV, I would stick it in right now myself. Sometimes women get something called 'hyperemesis gravidarum' while pregnant. It's...
I love Valentines Day. I mean, I used to like it when I was a kid, and even later into adulthood; I'd get some flowers and eat some heart-shaped chocolates (how could eating chocolate ever be a bad thing?), but...
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The Missed Connection

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The first moments we dream about happening after giving birth: peaceful bliss, breathing in your new baby’s scent, and feeling a love that you never knew existed. These are the moments that we are promised. But, what’s wrong with you...
It seems like by the time we reach adulthood, everyone around us is concerned with one underlying question: What's next? When you are single, you get asked "when are you going to meet a nice boy?" When you meet said nice...
Sleep during pregnancy Q:: Should I really only sleep on my left side while pregnant - because it's just so uncomfortable. A:: You can sleep in any position up until 20 weeks.  After 20 weeks, we recommend avoiding sleeping on your...
Recently, Denver Metro Moms Blog was offered a unique opportunity to visit the Pepsi Center. Not for a Nuggets or Avalanche game. Not for a concert. To breastfeed. Yes, you read that right! The Pepsi Center and UCHealth have...
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Preparing for a New Season

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So, you may or may not be used to me by now and my Debbie Downer tendencies. I like to tell people I'm actually an idealist! But since we live in a world that is broken and imperfect, I'm...
For pregnant women, something as routine as a winter cold can be a huge source of anxiety. Fortunately, catching a cold is mostly just an annoyance, even for pregnant moms. But there are some special considerations for pregnant moms...
Pregnancy-related depression and anxiety is still something that's widely misunderstood. I remember being shocked when I told people I had postpartum depression and they didn't really understand what I meant. In some ways, postpartum depression has become a buzz word... Everyone's...
For newly pregnant women, the sheer amount of information and resources can be overwhelming. You’ll come across conflicting advice and recommendations from books, websites, well-meaning friends and family, medical professionals and even total strangers. When you arrive at an...
I looked down and there it was — a blue positive sign. Our family of three was officially expanding and even though it was my second pregnancy my mind instantly started racing. There were so many things to consider...

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2021 Leaf Peeping: Guide to Colorado’s Best Fall Foliage

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Autumn in Colorado brings many things: trips to the pumpkin patch, crisp air, football, sweater weather, cozy meals, shorter days, time with friends and...