Congratulations! Your baby is due soon! You’ve setup the nursery, packed your hospital bag, and checked off everything on your to-do list. It has taken a long time to reach this point in your pregnancy; 9 months’ worth of...
I am the mother of two boys under the age of two. Two boys with two very different birth stories. As a textbook Type A Perfectionist, I planned and constantly dreamed of the “natural” delivery I would have with my...
Back in November of 2018, I was the person who announced her pregnancy on social media. My husband and I were elated to be sharing the cute picture of an ornament illuminated by Christmas tree lights, which said, “Mommy,”...
With our first child we got pregnant on birth control. Yep, I took it everyday at the same time but it happened to us- we were the 1% you always hear about. When she was just over 1 I...
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Dear Chrissy, I don’t follow celebrities news. Ever. I don’t really care who is eating what, or dating who, or whatever other superficial nonsense they choose to share on Instagram. But your openness about being a mom caught my attention....
My son recently turned 2 years old, and like most moms, I’m feeling ALL the feelings.  These milestones, for me, always come with reflection on our time in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).  When my water broke at...
One afternoon as I sat with some old friends watching our kids play, the topic of trying to conceive (TTC) came up. I was so struck by each of their journeys as we talked about secondary infertility, IVF, and...
At about this time last year, there was a near-constant stream of birth and pregnancy announcements in my social circle. I found out I was pregnant with my third baby, just as some of my best friends were starting...
When you’re struggling to get pregnant, it can be isolating, emotional, shameful, and just really hard.  It’s almost impossible to prevent it from impacting every area of your life, especially work. In addition to the emotional toll that TTC...

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