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My Favorite Pregnancy-Safe Essential Oils

Having a baby is such an exciting time–and you want to do EVERYTHING perfect…or at least I do…can’t really speak for you. So, before I do anything (and I mean ANYTHING–even clean house or treat allergies), I try to do some research. And since this is my second pregnancy, I’ve identified my favorite Pregnancy-Safe Essential …

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Surviving An IVF Miscarriage: My Only Month With A.J.

Last June I had a miscarriage. It was a quiet thing which made it all the more dreadful. Something so wretched as losing a very VERY wanted pregnancy should at least have the decency to be loud and obvious. But no one knew. My husband did, of course. My boss, too, since I had to …

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5 Weird Early Pregnancy Symptoms No One Tells You About (But Should!)

We have two pregnant women in my family right now. One who’s an old pro at this (baby #3) and one who is experiencing her first rodeo. The old pro is breezing through things as expected, and the newbie is asking some, well, prying questions. We love them both, but it turns out there were …

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Stillbirths Are A Reality, And We Need To Talk About It…

This is such a painful subject that the conversation is often avoided and yet it occurs far more than most people realize. This is my story…I hope in some way it will help others in similar situations. I’ve given birth to 2 stillborn children: one at 7 1/2 months gestation and the other at 8, …

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What It’s Like Giving Birth…To The Placenta

Awww. Sweet relief. Baby cries. Mommy cries. Ladies in masks and gowns smile with their eyes, and declare their congratulations across the hustle and bustle of a busy room. I just gave birth to my first child, my beautiful, perfect daughter. Only, I’m not done yet. And somehow I forgot…the placenta. What It’s Like Giving …

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The Best Advice I Received After Having A Miscarriage

Nearly 7 years ago, I was blissfully pregnant with my second child. We were in that scary first 12 weeks, that is sort of like the ‘if I am good enough I get to have the baby’ test. Well, I guess I wasn’t good enough, because I drove myself to the hospital just before the …

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My Pap Smear Came Back Positive, And Here’s What Happened…

About eight months ago, a week after my annual pap smear, I got a call from my OB/GYN’s office. They wanted me to come in and talk to my doctor about the results of my pap. Normally, I was given a code to call a mailbox and get my results that way. I asked them …

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Please Stop Inviting Me To Your Baby Showers

Every time I find out a friend of mine is pregnant, I feel a moment of intense happiness and sheer pain all in the same breath. “Oh my goodness,” I exclaim, the ecstatic feelings winning out. “When are you due?” And then we start gushing together and share in that intimately happy moment of knowing …

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I Thought Her Belly Was Huge, But I Never Would Have Guessed How Many Babies Were In There!

All pregnancies come with their own set of risks and rewards, but this Utah mom went above and beyond for her brood! Guillermina Garcia found out she was carrying FIVE babies and though she was scared about the incredible health risks that come from carrying that many babies at once, Guillermina never once complained about …

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Refresh Your Look to Go Back to Work After Baby

When you’ve had a baby, a lot has changed. I mean, you’ve been off work for 3, 4 or even 6 weeks (LOVE the 6-weeks off!) and, hopefully, you didn’t even have to wear make-up once during that entire mini-baby-cation. But, chances are, you need to Refresh Your Look to Go Back to Work After Baby. …

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5 Easy Ways to Cope with Sensitive Teeth After Pregnancy

Maybe I’m totally weird, but my teeth are really sensitive little creatures. They seem to get fussy over the littlest things. During my pregnancy, they were really fine and I rolled through my morning sickness phase with no issues. But then, as soon as baby was born–oh, the sensitivity! So, I’m on the war-path with 5 …

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10 Reasons You Should See an Infertility Specialist

There’s nothing more frustrating and simply daunting than the idea that you might not be able to conceive as easily as your mom or friends or cousins, or whomever…You feel left out and kind of like a giant failure. I know, I’ve totally been there, got the tattoo and moved on with my life. But …

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10 Allergy Hacks During Pregnancy

There’s nothing I hate worse than sneezing. (Ok, I’ll be honest, that annoying noise that Jim Carey makes in Dumb and Dumber is worse than sneezing…sorry–but it’s the only thing!) And, for whatever reason, every change of the season, I get all sniffly, snuffly and sneezy. It’s horrible. Except when I’m preggers–then it’s horrible to …

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