The loss of a child is so unique and profound that it isn't a pain that goes away. Grief is a pain that burns slowly like a piece of coal in your heart that never ceases to burn. Each...
The end of the year/beginning of the new year is a difficult time for my family. Several years ago, my husband (boyfriend at the time) and I had received the news that no one is ready to hear. “Your life...
Finding out that you are pregnant can bring a rush of a million different feelings, thoughts, and plans. Once the initial shock and excitement starts to wear off, you may feel overwhelmed with questions and what comes next in...
“I feel: Angry/irritable, Anxious, Hopeless, Powerless/alone, So TIRED, Out of control, Scared/disconnected, So overwhelmed, Like I’m never going to feel like myself again, Like no one understands, Like I’m a bad mother, Like I’m going crazy, I have no patience left for anything anymore, Like each day is so long-there is no end...
You take the test. You go to the doctor. You get the confirmation. You start your preparation. You are pregnant! Instantly, you begin to plan. Around twenty weeks, you have the big ultrasound and find out, either at the doctor...
Postpartum depression has become almost as taboo as talking about miscarriage. Why? I have no clue as these issues need more relevance and more publicity into our mainstream lives so that women (and men) don't feel alone or can...
"It's not as bad as you think it will be" "Your body was made for this!"  "You might actually LIKE labor" "My labor felt amazing and really bonded me to my baby" "Millions of women do it every day!" "It will be over before...
I hadn’t even finished, and the line was pink. Really pink...bright pink. I started crying. Ten minutes earlier I had awoken from a dead sleep and shuffled into the bathroom. I closed the door, turned on the light and started...
Dear my beautiful NICU babies, This isn’t how it was supposed to be. We were supposed to have many more weeks to prepare for your arrival. My hospital bag wasn’t packed, we hadn’t finished the nursery, and I hadn’t yet...
The first time I heard the phrase "geriatric pregnancy" I had to physically contain myself from kicking the doctor in the shins (or somewhere else). My mind swirled and I sputtered to ask "Did you just say GERIATRIC? As...

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