New life is so precious. Those exhilarating moments just after your newborn has exited your body in an explosion of searing pain and now lays cuddled safe and warm on mama’s chest. The space where all the pain of...
  Before my experience with miscarriage, it was difficult for me to understand how to comfort a mother who’s experienced such a loss. I was fearful of reaching out, saying the wrong thing, or bringing up something that she had...
I am a textbook Type-A Personality and I always have been... In Elementary School, I would beg my Mom to start buying my school supplies in June. In High School, if there was an A/P class, concurrent enrollment option, or scholarship,...

Katie: My Birth Story

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When my husband and I found out we were pregnant, we were excited; we were happy. When we found out it was a girl, things started feeling a little more real and exciting. We could finally stop saying "it"...
While there are thousands of books to prepare you for parenthood, everything from sleep to discipline to breastfeeding and beyond, nothing quite prepares you for the vulnerability of motherhood. While your heart grows tenfold to make room for this...
Two pink lines. Positive. Pregnant.  It's the only thing some of you are wanting this Christmas. To see a ray of hope in the long journey of growing your family. To experience the joy of life after the sorrow of waiting--or the...
I was in decent shape and in great health when I found out I was pregnant with our third baby. Naively, I thought this would make for an easy pregnancy. I know it could be worse, but I have...
If you've given birth, you likely know something about Preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that begins around 20 weeks into a mother's pregnancy when the mother develops high blood pressure. Well, preeclampsia's mean, ugly sister is HELLP syndrome.  HELLP...
In honor of Infant Loss Awareness Day I could think of nothing more fitting than a collaboration written by those who have experienced the loss of a child first-hand. I never realized how large this club was until becoming a...
"Strong moms give birth naturally with no epidural." I've heard it over and over again. When did c-sections get dubbed as "the easy way out"? Let me tell you that there was nothing easy about it. I also want...
In about two weeks, my second son will be in my arms. Well before this point in my pregnancy with my first son (just last year), the nursery was complete, the diaper bag packed and my "go-bag" was ready...
Breastfeeding my baby girl was a priority and an important parenting choice from the moment the pregnancy test was positive. Many of my closest friends breastfed their babies. It had to be easy. My neighbor had a freezer full...

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Every September, America pauses to remember Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For many people, however, this month goes by with little notice. Let’s face it:...