Everyone seems to have strong opinions about pregnancy, birth, and parenting, especially parents and in-laws. Challenges with family are a tricky topic because everyone’s family dynamic is so unique. Plus, these concerns extend beyond your family to friends, co-workers, or anyone in your life that may be inserting their opinions about your pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, or parenting choices. The good news is that if you are running into challenges with friends and family, you are fortunate to have people in your life that care about you. Challenges you may run into range from someone giving you a hard time about your food choices to someone wanting to be present at your birth that you do not wish to be there to criticism about how you are raising your baby. This episode runs through some challenging scenarios and actionable tips on dealing with them while minimizing conflict and keeping your relationships intact.

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