The first weeks postpartum are some of the craziest of your whole life, whether it is your first, second, or eighth kid. Your emotions are on a hormone-fueled roller coaster: you're euphoric that your baby has arrived, happy that...
I recently had a friend ask me if I was tired of being pregnant after I told her I was 30 weeks into the journey. To be honest, I had never thought about that before, but I have heard...
I recently read an article featuring a new mom who hung a “No Breastfeeding Zone” sign in her hospital room. She knew while preparing for the birth of her baby that she would also need to prepare for the...
My Dear Son, My due date with Baby #3 is fast approaching. In less than a month, you will be a big brother. It's something we have talked about for months, something that your older sister already adores. She is so ready to be a big sister to this new baby, more excited than she was to become a big sister for you. It's you I worry about
I had a baby this summer and my first thought the moment he was in my arms was… thank goodness THAT’S over. When I found out I was likely to be induced, I was upset. Really upset. I’d done...
Women have been pregnant since the beginning of time...literally. Regardless of whether you believe everyone came from Adam and Eve or from early men and women during the Paleolithic era, we can agree pregnant women are not a new...
During my first pregnancy, I could probably tell you how many weeks and days pregnant I was. I wrote in my pregnancy journal obsessively and could not wait for the days to fly by so we could meet our baby. During...
"Wait... a plus mark? What does a plus mark mean?" I snapped up the instruction leaflet included with the pregnancy test with quivering hands and frantically gazed at the page, the black lines of text blurring together. I could...
I starved my baby when she was first born. Not by choice, of course, but because despite my best efforts to breastfeed I couldn't make milk. During my hospital stay, I wasn’t producing or progressing as the hospital staff...