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Postpartum care for mothers in the United States is under scrutiny yet again as maternal mortality rates in the US rise, all while declining in other countries. How?! How can our wonderful, developed country with amazing medical advances have...
Two years ago, this month, we were in the midst of a medication cycle to prepare my body for our second and final frozen embryo transfer. That period in time was filled with anxiety and hope. I can’t imagine...
My nature, for the most part, is to worry, collect data, worry some more, create multiple scenarios in my head, worry even more, make a plan for each possibility I can imagine, and then act. Works great in my...

An Open Letter to My Son

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Dear little human growing inside me, First, I would like to tell you that I already love you more than I imagined I could love anyone (don’t tell your dad - I love him a lot too). Second, pregnancy sucks. You’ll...
Alone. I recall sitting at my home, listening to the silence as it roared in my ears. I was supposed to have a baby to care for at this time. I was supposed to be sleep deprived from midnight feedings...
Hi there. Did you click on this link because the title stirs something in you? Was there a moment in your life where someone didn't believe you? I do. I promise. I just wanted to get that out of...
Everyone warned me "nesting" would occur and I would feel the urge to renovate my whole house. I thought, well, this is my natural stage at all times, so it will not affect me. Wrong. Daydreaming about every detail...
I wasn't expecting a visit from you today. As I watched my husband build a tall tower of blocks with our toddler, joy filled the room as Christmas cheer was in full effect. But, you found me. In the...
I'm Going to Miss Being Pregnant... This may come as a surprise to the several people I’ve complained to today about not being in labor yet at 39 weeks and 5 days. It is true though, especially when I think...
Prologue: Following "Baby Registry Saga - Part I," and "Baby Registry Saga - Part II," I'm here to share the lessons learned so far. Lesson 1 Resist temptation and stick to a plan. All things baby are so irresistibly adorable! And nesting...
I am currently 33 weeks pregnant with my third (and probably last) baby. Despite having gone through this twice before, I do not remember the nesting instinct being this strong or this early. My youngest was born in August, so...
When I first announced I was pregnant and both family and friends knew I was carrying a little girl, they loved randomly saying "well you know it's no longer about you anymore" or "it's no longer just you anymore."...

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