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The Conception Algorithm

How do you feel about someone pinpointing when you had sex?  Too personal?  Not an appropriate question for this blog?  Actually, it’s a very appropriate question when doctors are trying to pinpoint the fetal age of a baby.   121 more words

The article that left me in tears

I came across this article today and everything in it rung so true to my first year with my boys, except I felt it times two.   491 more words

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Infant safe after being found abandoned at Minnesota cathedral | CNS top stories

So proud of my faith and it’s representatives who act like this.

This child will have a good home. Pray for the birthmother.

Source: Infant safe after being found abandoned at Minnesota cathedral | CNS top stories

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Thinking of Sophia

As we approach Sophia’s birthday, I continue to reflect on the days leading up to her arrival through my story re-writes. Many of those who have travelled similar journeys understand how life-altering, earth-shattering, foundation-rocking receiving bad news can be. 816 more words

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Birth Defects: Awareness and Prevention

Sometimes, birth defects can be prevented.  Birth defects are those present in the baby at birth or during the first month of life.  There are two types of defects: genetic, which are inherited from the mother or father, and environmental, those caused by infectious diseases or toxic substances (e.g., drugs, alcohol, tobacco smoke, and toxic chemicals), to which the baby was exposed while in the uterus.  336 more words

A Doula for All kinds of Birth

Many people have asked me (and probably every other doula out there!) why they should hire a doula if they’re having an epidural, a C-section, a premature baby, or a fully medicated birth. 311 more words

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Trying to conceive.... my new obsession

So after a very premature birth, an ectopic pregnancy and a chemical pregnancy, I am still trying to conceive baby number 2. Actually I should re-phrase that, I’m actually pretty good at getting pregnant but absolutely shit at staying pregnant. 211 more words

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