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Category : Pregnancy and Child birth

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My baby is creeping up on a year, and that makes me sad, but also a little relieved. This last year has been hard on me and my family.  I have been battling with what I believe is a case of postpartum depression and anxiety, that started with my pregnancy loss and was only compounded …
A few weeks ago I was talking to a sister in law, who sent her baby of 9 kids off to school this year. She was saying how she was doing things like finishing quilts she started years ago, and starting new projects. She said she didn’t even remember what she liked to do, and …
  5 years ago at 29 weeks pregnant I went into labor and delivery for high blood pressure readings. I was admitted that night and told the next day that I officially had Pre Eclampsia but as long as the ultrasound was OK I could head home. However at the ultrasound they found out my …
  5 years ago today, I was on hospital bedrest, touring the NICU, and prepping for my preemie, while praying for more time. For many women having a premature baby is something that comes with no warning, no time to prepare at all. But for a lot of other woman who have been sitting on …
Dear mom of a NICU baby, I know that this experience is not what you pictured when you found out you were expecting. Your delivery was not when you wanted it, and probably not how you wanted it. I am sure you feel a sense of loss over not getting that perfectly normal childbirth. Take …
As most of you know, with my last c section I made the very difficult decision to have my tubes tied. I know to a lot of people this doesn’t seem like a big deal, after all I have 3 healthy babies, shouldn’t that be enough? But, when you feel as if the decision was …
After having 3 babies in a little over 4 years, there are a few things I have realized are absolutely essential to me in the first year of having a new baby. I am not talking gadgets for babies and toys for toddlers. I am talking about those things that make the sleep deprivation and …
  Any mom or want to be mom has at least flipped through the books or website “What to expect” . I like these books and find them a treasure trove of helpful tips and information. However I do feel like they should be more accurately named “Just a small glimpse of a tiny portion …
  You pee on a stick. Your heart pounds, your stomach knots as you wait for the results. The second line appears and you don’t know what you feel. You tell your husband, you laugh and maybe cry a tear or two of joy. You put your hand on your tummy and picture the tiny …
Four weeks ago I woke up feeling unexpectedly positive. I fell asleep feeling anxious because I knew the next morning held our 16 week ultrasound. After 3 weeks of stressing about what could be wrong and if our baby would be ok, I tossed and turned fretting about all of the worse case scenarios. In …
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