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The Fear For some, it’s snakes or spiders. For others, it’s heights, flying, or enclosed spaces. For me, it was pregnant bellies and childbirth. The idea of touching a friend or relative’s bump did not fill me with warmth and wonder. It made...
Connie's Story When I started college in 1999, I swore never to date and to be strictly involved in my studies. I was going to become a doctor and travel to Mexico and other Latina American countries to change the...
CMV is an abbreviation for Cytomegalovirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control {CDC}, Cytomegalovirus is :: One of the herpes viruses; this group of viruses includes the herpes simplex viruses, varicella-zoster virus (which causes chickenpox and shingles), and Epstein-Barr virus...
I'm pregnant. Like I'm staring down the 20-week milestone, and I think I've shared the information with a handful of actual people. I promise it's not for lack of excitement about a new baby. But being pregnant after miscarriage{s} and feet soaking...
Sometimes I look for two pink lines. Sometimes I feel phantom kicks that I hope are real. Sometimes I hope that a day late means more than it does. But, last September, my husband put the final nail in our family building...
I had just attended my first midwife visit at The Addice birth center in January before the world went to chaos with COVID. Having made the decision to use a birth center with my second pregnancy {I had already...
It’s 2012 and I’m sitting in a Reproductive Endocrinologist’s office. You know...just lounging in this comfy hospital gown, naked, in stirrups, and looking at all these photos on the wall of blossoming flowers. I think it’s supposed to subconsciously...
Before I move any further, I need to acknowledge that I am aware that everyone's story doesn't have a rainbow, a happy package, an evolution of soul. And there are a lot of us, 20%. I will forever hold your...
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...
Channing's Story I became a parent on November 21, 2005. On this day, Eden {my first born} took her first breath and entered this world. I was 22 and newly married. Eden's father and I were married just a couple of...

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