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In Honor of World Prematurity Day

In recognition of World Prematurity Day today and November being Prematurity Awareness Month, I asked some of the bloggers and board members who’ve had preemies to share their stories. According to the March of Dimes, every year about 450,000 babies are born prematurely in the US, and prematurity is the leading cause of death for [...]

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Do I want another unmedicated birth?

This has been a question I've been asking myself since for quite some time now. And here I am—38 weeks pregnant and still without an answer. It seems like most people I know who have had a natural birth definitely want another, but I'm not so sure that I feel the same way. I blogged [...]

A great selection of oils for pregnancy ailments

Essential Oils in Pregnancy, Labor and Breastfeeding

As most of you probably know, I've never been pregnant or been in labor. But, from what I hear, neither one is altogether a very comfortable experience. So, when I heard about all the wonderful essential oils you can use during pregnancy to help ease various types of discomfort, I thought it would be nice [...]

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Our Little Deer: The Birth

So far I've covered our pregnancy announcement as well as the pregnancy. Now comes the big moment... Little Deer's arrival! As my due date approached, I just kept thinking about how she would finally be with us, any day now. I had a feeling she would be on the later side, so I wasn't overly [...]

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A Complicated Pregnancy - Our Journey to Meet Little Lion - Part 3

My pregnancy had already been complicated (read part 1 and part 2 for more about that), so at the end of my 33rd week when I lost what appeared to be my mucus plug followed by leaking of some clear liquid, I turned to Doctor Google. Some websites said that before 35 weeks you should [...]

A Common Complication: Know Pre-Term Contractions

Even though we were overcome with joy, I couldn't help but worry throughout my pregnancy.  I worried if my breasts hurt too much or too little.  I worried if my nausea was too severe, or if it was a good sign or bad if it came in waves.  I was concerned if I felt pregnancy [...]

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Labor prep.

As Baby Owl grows and I feel her every little hiccup and squirm, I’m reminded of just how close I am to meeting her face-to-face. And as the moment of her grand entrance draws nearer and nearer, I find myself getting more and more scared. Of so many things. But especially labor. Yes, we’re planning to [...]

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