Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your fourth, the days and weeks postpartum are a whirlwind of adjustments to your new normal—your new baby, your new body, and your new family dynamic. And while there’s no way to...
Covid has changed almost every aspect of our lives over the last few months, one thing has remained the same - pregnancy and birth. With all of the uncertainty right now surrounding the process, both for first-time moms who are...
It's World Breastfeeding Week and this year's theme is: “support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” There are many benefits to breastfeeding, but with that said, each mother has their own experience with breastfeeding. For some it is easy, for...
It took me a while to sit down and write my COVID-19 birth story. Even though things went well, the anxiety leading up to my delivery at the end of April was a roller coaster. Like all of us, I...
This is a guest post from Autria Godfrey.  I can still vividly remember the worst of the panic attacks.  It was 2:30 in the morning and I was sitting in the floor in my daughter’s nursery. My heart was racing and...
With so much to think about when expecting a new baby, whether to preserve your baby’s stem cells from their cord blood and cord tissue might seem like just one more thing to add to the list.  Parents often have...
Lactivists fight for the normalization of breastfeeding and with good reason. Many of my friends have shared stories with me about having been shamed for breastfeeding in public, encouraged to retreat to a bathroom, cover up or go elsewhere....
If you are concerned about infertility or perhaps have been recently diagnosed with infertility (or maybe secondary infertility), you may be searching for information about the treatment options to help you to have a baby. Many people have heard...
When you are ready to have a baby, it can be incredibly emotional when it doesn’t happen as quickly as you hoped. After several months, you may start to worry about infertility. Here are 5 quick facts about infertility...
This guest article is written by Chelsey Christensen.  Part II: Partial Molar Pregnancy As it turns out I am not 1-in-4. Instead I’m 1-in-1,000. My journey towards wholeness and healing couldn’t begin after my D&C. Instead, an agonizing wait for test results...
This guest article is written by Chelsey Christensen.   Part I: My Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss This was supposed to be a time of joy and excitement, a time when we finally shared our amazing news with the world. We had seen...
To say that I, and many others, did not expect to be in this position is an understatement. I am 34 weeks pregnant while I write this post, and in my third trimester during COVID-19. I am freaking out...
When you’ve experienced a traumatic birth, how do you go through with a second pregnancy? I wrote about my experience here of experiencing a traumatic birth, and what I did to start healing. When I became pregnant with my...
I'm a news producer, so I see headlines and read articles from around the world all the time. It's a large part of my job. Being that I've been doing this for many years, it's easy to get desensitized...

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