Tag: pregnancy

Infertility in the Med City

For over 5 years, all I dreamed about was the announcement we could make to friends and family that we'd be expecting. I wanted,...

Pieces of Me: My Miscarriage Story

"The thing about miscarriages is that they're not uncommon. They're not taboo. And most importantly, they're not your fault. Or my fault. Or anyone's fault. But that doesn't really mean much to someone who's experienced one because ultimately, it's losing a piece of yourself."
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Never The Same: A Letter To My Sister Before The...

Your life is about to change with this first baby. You are about to change even more. Little sister, you will never be the same person you once were.
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Born On The Side Of The Road: Poppy’s Birth Story

About two minutes after she was born the police officer arrived. The first thing he said to the 911 operator was, "You have to walk me through this, I have never done this before."
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“Labor is a healthy, natural process:” The BirthCenter at Olmsted Medical...

OMC knows your birth experience is one of the most important events in your life. Most likely, you are experiencing strong emotions, dreams, and uncertainty in anticipation of your child’s birth. Their staff will walk with you on your journey, providing exceptional medical care, support, and understanding.
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Part 1 My Son’s Unplanned Home Birth Story // What Lead...

I was getting absolutely no break in contractions by this point, I was still dripping bright red blood, and I knew, without a doubt, that this was the real deal.

10 of the Best Foods to Eat During Postpartum

These whole foods really are beneficial for everyone but are particularly helpful for us women who are in the postpartum recovery period.

Is she OK? Life After a Surrogate Pregnancy (Part 3 of...

I do miss him, I miss staring into his face for hours on end - literally, HOURS. Because, he's a baby. And I brought him here, and that's really cool.

So, They Are All Named After Flowers?

Names kind of have a way of defining your child's personality. Then, when you have multiple kids their names have to kind of "go" together.
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Maternity Pants

If they could talk, these traveling maternity pants could tell a lot of stories.  They've seen us though a whole spectrum of life moments.