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Laura & Sal Ep. 14 – Part 1 birth story: A failed induction

There are risks attached to a late term birth with twins so Laura and Sal, now over 39 weeks pregnant with twins, decide to go in for an induction. After 8 hours of laboring, Laura is only 4 centimeters dilated....

/ April 5, 2017

Laura & Sal Ep. 15 – Part 2 birth story: Twins! 7 pounds a piece

Even though the induction was ineffective in dilating the cervix, it did put Laura into labor. She and Sal made their second trip to the hospital after her water broke at home in the middle of the night. The birth...

/ April 6, 2017

Laura & Sal Ep. 16 – My baby aspirated what when she was born?

When Laura's water broke, she noticed tints of green in it which she recognized as something called meconium. After the birth of her twins, they found out that twin A, their baby girl Willow, had aspirated some of the meconium....

/ June 1, 2017

Laura & Sal Ep. 17 – When our children met for the first time

Laura and Sal talk about the different approaches they tried to help their 3 year old, Aria, transition from being a single child to an older sister. While jealousy is a natural reaction, they wanted to make sure that the...

/ August 9, 2017

Laura & Sal Ep. 18 – How our twins ended up with identical names

Willow and Luca may not be identical twins, but their names have more in common than one might think. New twin parents, Laura and Sal, have their differences when it comes to baby names, but they ended up with two...

/ August 23, 2017

Laura & Sal Ep. 19 – Why I decided to take placenta pills

Encapsulating placenta has it's benefits. Laura's twins, Willow and Luca, are di/di twins which means they each had their own placenta. Having encapsulated both separately, Laura talks about how taking placenta pills has benefited her during the postpartum period with...

/ September 7, 2017

Laura & Sal Ep. 20 – With twins no one gets the night off

Being a trained postpartum doula, Laura knows what she is doing when it comes to breastfeeding. But now with twins, she has two mouths to feed, which means she is breastfeeding day and night. In this new episode, Laura and...

/ September 21, 2017

Laura & Sal Ep. 21 – Nobody talks about the difficulties of weaning a toddler

Through her twin pregnancy and now during postpartum, Laura has had a continuing challenge: weaning her 3-year old, Aria. She thought Aria would wean naturally and it would run it's course midway through the pregnancy. While that did seem like...

/ October 5, 2017