Pregnancy

ANOTHER Office Baby Shower: How To Cope When You’re Still Waiting For That BFP

Susie has just announced that she is pregnant with her third baby and the office party planner has decided to throw her yet ANOTHER baby shower. Which, for someone who isn’t struggling with infertility or who hasn’t had a miscarriage, might just be another office event. However, for you, it seems like torture. After trying …

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One-Stop Guide for Surviving Your First Trimester

So you’ve peed on the stick and it’s positive! Congratulations!! Now what?? Everyone’s journey into pregnancy looks different. For some, it may be quick or unexpected, met with shock or surprise. For some, it may have been long and arduous following many months or years of fertility issues or IVF cycles. For others, the road …

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For Maternal Health and Covid-19, a Racial Divide

In the week and a half leading up to my daughter’s birth last July, I saw an obstetrician several times, then was hospitalized to monitor my high blood pressure. I was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia, a condition that can lead to serious, and sometimes fatal, complications during pregnancy, and was induced six weeks early. Persistent high …

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What Couples Who Are Trying To Conceive Wish You Knew

Hoping for a Baby You’re ready to get pregnant and grow your family. There’s a lot to look forward to and plan for. And although it might happen quickly, it could take longer than expected, even if you and your partner are healthy.  Hearing questions like: “When are you going to get pregnant?” “When are …

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American Pregnancy Association: Home Birth

Home Birth: Benefits and Tips For centuries giving birth at home was the norm. By the 1900s increasing numbers of women started having their babies at hospitals. However, as our understanding of anatomy, modern medicine, the mechanics of childbirth, and technology have significantly increased, more women have been willing to consider the option of having …

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Your Top Questions About HomeBirth… ANSWERED!

By 3under3andme On January 7, 2020 Back in September when I published my birth story I promised to answer the most popular questions that I received about homebirth “in a few weeks.” A few weeks came and went and well, here we are in January. While I didn’t make the goal on timing, I am happy to deliver …

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Midwives Explain What a Home Birth Really Means

BY LAUREN VALENTI April 16, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique set of emotionally distressing challenges for pregnant women. From concerns about their health and that of their baby, to the prospect of having to go into labor and birth alone in hospitals, mothers-to-be are facing extreme fear and uncertainty in an already vulnerable time. With many …

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