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LOSING MY SECOND BABY

October 15th. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The first time I wrote about losing a baby, I received emails and messages from friends and strangers sharing their losses with me. I had no idea so many other women had lost babies. All of our stories were different, but the one thing we all wanted […]

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THE FINAL PREGNANCY

I’ve been pregnant 7 times. I have 4 healthy boys (7, 5, 2 and now, brand new). I’ve had three miscarriages. As I write this, I’m snuggling the baby from my last pregnancy on my chest and I’m trying to commit to memory the way being pregnant felt. I didn’t love being pregnant. My pregnancies aren’t particularly […]

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20 THINGS EVERY PREGGO SHOULD KNOW

Well hey there, mama expecting her first child! Wow, your life is about to change for the wonderful. I hope you’re surviving the summer heat in stride with that little hot cake in the oven. I’m not planning on having another baby any time soon, but I have a thousand and one friends expecting, so I’ve collaborated […]

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BLOOM EVENT FOR NEW/EXPECTING MOMS | GET YOUR TICKETS

Are you currently expecting a baby? Have you had a baby in the past year? Are you planning to grow your family soon? Then, our next event is definitely for you! You won’t want to miss BLOOM – a national event for new and expecting moms that we’ll be hosting right here in the Quad Cities! Mark your calendar for April 28, 2016 from 7:00 […]

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I KNOW I AM STILL INFERTILE BECAUSE…

In March 2014, I welcomed my two children after two years of infertility, four in vitro fertilization cycles, a frightening sub chorionic hemorrhage (bleed), and 60 hours of preterm labor. While suffering with infertility and undergoing treatment after treatment, I often wondered what it would feel like on the “other side.” Would my experience stay with me? Would […]

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THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

O. M. G. It happened. I wish I was Southern, so I could have started this piece with “It happened y’all.” It just feels appropriate. The thing that I have been dreading since the day my oldest was born happened, and it happened so quickly, and so organically, that I didn’t have time to relish […]

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