“There is no heartbeat” The words every single woman fears hearing the second the plus sign appears and our hearts became instantly attached to our baby. Sadly the reality is a lot of us moms will hear those words and...
Mom guilt. When did it start? For me, it started when I became pregnant. I watched as other moms-to-be ate beautiful salads, ran half marathons, and looked like they fit into my grade school jeans. But me? I was all...

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October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. United States President Ronald Reagan declared the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in 1988. His designation dedicated the month to help raise awareness of the...
A Twin Less Twin Everyone has heard of a rainbow baby, a baby born after a loss. There is so much amazing awareness in regards to miscarriage and infant loss. I, myself, have a sweet rainbow baby, my 21-month-old named...
September 10 is recognized as World Suicide Prevention Day. This day is used to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention around the globe. Maternal suicide is very rarely talked about but is a very real issue. Trigger warning Anxiety. Depression. Two...
If you're anything like me, at one time or another you've had a black cloud of anxiety and depression hanging over your head.  Constantly wanting to hide what you're going through because you don't want people to feel bad...
Gender disappointment. It was something I never heard talked about. I didn’t even know it could happen until I experienced it myself. There’s a stigma about it. I’ve seen so many women looked down upon for admitting they felt this...
The night I found out I was pregnant I threw the stick in a random dumpster in a parking lot. I was terrified. I was 19, and just out of high school, my boyfriend was starting his senior year. ...
One topic that gets brought up often is the idea of weight loss during breastfeeding. Typically, in the context of if you found breastfeeding helped or hindered your baby weight loss efforts. Before we dive into the science behind...
A few of my friends had babies before I did but they left out some serious bits of advice that I couldn’t believe they didn’t tell me. Here’s my advice for new mamas!   5. Birth Plan vs. Birth Wish List It’s...

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