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Pregnancy

(Hilarious) Third Trimester Tendencies

Pregnancy brain is: Requesting information from your midwife about postpartum contraception, specifically an IED, without realizing that you are asking to have an explosive devised placed in the uterus.  My amazingly professional midwife glossed over my comment and handed me several handouts for an intrauterine device (an IUD). With just one month  left until the […]

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Momsplaining: Pregnancy Realness in All Its Glory

Take Ellen Degeneres, add Kristen Bell and you have a whole lot of laughter! “Momsplaining” is a hilarious six-episode original digital series created by Ellen Degeneres in partnership with OLLY Nutrition. Don’t miss Episode 1: Pregnancy Realness in all its glory. Kristen and a soon-to-be mama take a prenatal class, get some expert advice from […]

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My Wish For You - Get Help, Get Stronger

About a year and a half ago I finally overcame my struggle with pregnancy-related depression and anxiety. It was a dark time for me and I feel like I missed out on a lot of my baby’s life. Now that I have stepped out of the darkness, I can see my own missed opportunities for […]

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Got Fish? FDA's New Recommendations for Expecting Moms

Do you wonder how much fish is safe to eat during your pregnancy? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued final advice regarding fish consumption. This advice is geared toward helping women who are pregnant or may become pregnant – as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young […]

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You Are Not Alone: Pregnancy-related Depression and Anxiety

If there is one article that has resonated very deeply with our audience, it was Casey’s confession of when she intentionally overdosed on prescription medication when she was seven months pregnant. Pregnancy is supposed to be a wonderful time in a woman’s life as she prepares for the joys of motherhood. However, pregnancy-related depression and […]

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Miscarriage and Falling in Love with my Toddler Again

~Sometimes it takes a shake-up of expectations to make us fully come back to the earth, grounded in our original intent, changed yet unchanged. Eight months ago I had a “chemical pregnancy.” Yes, I stood and waited for the line to turn pink, pacing with anticipation—my husband in the next room asking “Well”? We were […]

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