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Oh pregnancy, a time when your body is constantly changing. Every day brings a new surprise. The miracle of life…..plus many gross things that happen along the way. Anyone who has ever had sex during pregnancy knows it is...
My husband and I don’t use birth control.  In a world where hormonal birth control and other contraceptives are a hot topic, I always feel a little vulnerable in telling people that. What? You don’t use contraception? Like at all?...
I never expected any of this as I haphazardly glanced down at the pregnancy test I'd just taken one January evening.  For starters, as my husband and I weren't trying to get pregnant at the time, I never anticipated the...
After two healthy, uneventful pregnancies I never imagined that an itch I felt in the middle of the night would lead me to fighting for my third baby's life.  I am one of the less than one percent of...
A Tale of Two {Very Different} Births St. Patrick's Day is the feast of the saint who famously converted Ireland to the Catholic faith. It is a day normally celebrated all around the world, typically with crowded bars, street parades,...
This month, I am fortunate to celebrate my first real Mothers' Day. I say "real" because that's if you don't count last year, when I gifted my pregnant self a pink bag I'd been eyeing for months in "honor"...
If you are pregnant right now, you know what a magical and exhausting time is coming your way. Sure, you can eat burritos and fudge {Don't judge pregnant me!} without a concern, but soon the time will come that...
Having a baby is cause for joy and celebration, but for women who suffer from postpartum depression, they must find ways to feel loved and protected in addition to any medical treatment that is required. The Happiest Day The day my...
The youngest of my children is 4 years old, and I feel abundantly grateful to have been blessed with three babies in five years. However, I just now feel like I'm coming up for air after drowning in the...
NOTE:: This post relates to women who have had one prior Cesarean delivery and a known lower transverse uterine incision. Putting the letters together! CD—Cesarean delivery TOLAC—Trial of labor after a Cesarean. This refers to the process of attempting to have a vaginal...

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