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My Pregnancy Announcement: Part II

When I found out I was pregnant, my Mom found out she had endometrial cancer. I was a first-time mom full of hope and surprise. I was also full of anxiety and fear of the unknown. I’m going to be a mom?!  My pregnancy announcement was surreal. My own mom’s diagnosis propelled the anxiety and […]

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My Pregnancy Announcement: Part I

Recently, I was over the moon excited to announce to my family that I was pregnant with my first child. They were all coming over in a few hours for a 4th of July cookout at our newly purchased home in Fountain Square. My mind swam with kitschy ways to tell them. “Hey everyone, speaking […]

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When Your Heart Needs Time to Catch Up

Did you know you can get pregnant like 2.3 seconds after a miscarriage while you’re still sad and overwhelmed and grieving? Yeah…. well, apparently you can. And when that happens, you may have feelings other than abundant joy and excitement. Or you may have no feelings at all for a long time, which just makes […]

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Can We Stop Scaring Pregnant Women Yet?

Sushi. Wine. Kitty Litter. Lunch meat. Runny eggs. Rare steak. Know this list? If you’ve been pregnant, you probably do. It’s just a few of the things pregnant women are advised against. While I’m not suggesting you ignore your doctor’s advice, I am curious as to why it seems medical advice is constantly trying to […]

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Why I Chose Not to Announce My Pregnancy on Social Media

The stick turning pink or in my case, the phone call from the nurse telling me I was pregnant after 2 long years of trying, was one of the happiest moments of my life. After numerous amounts of fertility treatments, you’d think I would shout it from the rooftops and blast the announcement all over […]

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We Aren’t Supposed to Talk About This

A fellow blogger recently posted a meme: “Whatever you’re most scared to write about…write that.” I saw that and thought, wow, how appropriate: It reinforced I should proceed with what I had been thinking about writing about for such a long time, but delayed because the topic involves something unsettling, and something we aren’t really […]

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When Pregnancy Isn’t All Roses: Tips to Survive What No One Tells You

Ok, let’s get real for a second. Regardless of what your Aunt Sally may have told you, or how great Beyonce looked in her maternity shoot, pregnancy is not all gumdrops and roses. There is so much information out there and so many misconceptions, it’s hard to know what to expect. Some women really do […]

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