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Experiencing Loss in the Form of a Chemical Pregnancy

The term “chemical pregnancy” refers to a pregnancy loss that occurs so early that there is only the chemical reaction from the positive pregnancy test that indicates pregnancy occurred. It is essentially an early onset miscarriage. I had a chemical pregnancy in January 2015. My husband and I were trying to get pregnant and had […]

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PCOS Awareness: It Doesn’t Get to Win

 I remember hearing the words like it was yesterday. ” We believe the issues you are having are a result of PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome.” Poly-what? As I sat in my OBGYN’s office, I remember being frustrated, but relieved. We finally had an answer of what was going wrong. Years of painful cycles, ghost cycles, month […]

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Celebrating our (almost) new arrival

Who’s on First?

We recently shared the news with friends and family that we expecting a baby, expanding our family to five (six, if you count the dog). The addition of a biological baby to our family will make us a blended family, in the traditional sense of the phrase. Amidst the general uncertainty that comes with one’s […]

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Bloom :: An Event for New and Expectant Moms {Recap}

Disclosure: This event would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors. Thank you so much to The Hatch for allowing us to host the event. A huge thank you to our wonderful title sponsor, Indiana University Health North Hospital. Finally, thank you to Indy Fresh for providing delicious light bites and beverages for the [...]
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When Mother Nature Has A Different Plan For You

Oh my goodness, the pressure seems like it’s increasing. I truly dislike traveling to the grocery store. I feel like a whale. It use to take me twenty minutes to shop, now it takes me one hour. Ugh, eight more weeks and this will be over. Alright, I’m ready to leave. Let me grab my […]

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Miscarriage Part 2: The Letter

I had a miscarriage on December 23, 2016 at 13 weeks pregnant. I found out when I went in for my ultrasound. For 45 minutes a technician probed around with a wand up my vagina, clicking away at this measurement…and that one…never giving way that anything was out of the ordinary. Looking back, I knew […]

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No Days Off

My friend recently said to me, “I forget your pregnant because you never act like it.” It would be great to take this as a compliment: to be 8 months pregnant, and energetic enough so that other people don’t think of me as pregnant. Truthfully, though, I don’t have a choice. I’m already a mother […]

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What a Mom Looks Like

What do you picture when you hear the word, “mom?” Perhaps you picture yourself or the mom you wished you resembled a bit more. Well, today I’m happy to share exactly what a mom looks like. A mom is black, and she is white, and she is brown. And she thinks a lot about her […]

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