“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...
When our moms were pregnant with us, chances are that they were told to avoid exercise, but like other outdated parenting advice, such as putting a baby to sleep on their stomach, times have changed. Research has shown that exercise may...
The best piece of advice my mother gave me was to pick a name for my child that I didn't mind saying over and over again for the next eighteen years. Boy did she hit the nail on the...
This is not my first pregnancy rodeo. I have a two-year-old and a three-year-old, but this is the first time that there has been more than one in my uterus at the same time trying to beat me into...

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