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How To Survive Morning Sickness When You Have Other Kids

**I’d like to begin this post with an obvious disclaimer. As we know, all pregnancies are different and each mother has their own limits of tolerance with various symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you are feeling sick and for tips on how to survive morning sickness- they can help!** I am currently pregnant with …

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No Matter How Your Baby Got Here: You’re a Hero

Like many of us, when I was pregnant, I did a ton of reading about pregnancy and childbirth and how to take care of a newborn. I soon learned that, despite the fact that it seemed pretty simple on the surface, there were many (many) options for childbirth. I got the impression through my reading …

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10 Costume Ideas for Pregnant Ladies

Halloween is coming up (where did September go??) and if you’re pregnant, this is a great opportunity to have some fun with that bump you’re forced to waddle around with every day. In case you don’t already have something planned, here are 10 costume ideas for pregnancy:   Vector, from Despicable Me: Yup, that’s me. …

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Depression During Pregnancy: Unspoken Pain

It was a random night in the winter of 2008. I was conducting tear-soaked web searches for “depression during pregnancy,” because Antepartum Depression was an unknown term to me at the time. I didn’t find anything except information about Postpartum Depression. This made me cry harder. I quit my job of four years at the …

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9 (Not-Awkward) Baby Shower Games

Baby showers! What a fun time to celebrate with the mom-to-be or—hello, 2016—the parents-to be! Except when it’s not fun. Like when it’s game time and things get…awkward… Those of you planning showers may be wondering if you can skip the games altogether. This is totally an option if you’re doing a non-traditional shower (think …

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Babywearing: A Day in the Life of a Baby K’tan Baby

Babywearing: A Day in the Life of a Baby K’tan Baby Possibly the world’s oldest baby product, baby carriers have been used since the dawn of civilization as a way to keep infants close, but allow parents the freedom to continue working and caring for their family. Why would a person babywear? We all know …

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No Longer Taking My Fertility For Granted

Last week was National Infertility Week and friends, family and strangers blew up my Facebook feed all speaking out about their struggles to have children. My heart swelled as loved ones, who I had no idea were in the midst of this heartbreak, opened up about something so personal. They were all talking about how …

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