The 2nd Pregnancy

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We all know that every pregnancy is different. Our bodies are different with each one and respond differently. Duh. But what I am loving so far, being 16 weeks along with my second, is how mentally different pregnancies are....
Our family just celebrated my oldest son’s 7th birthday and I find my heart in the deepest praise for how the story of my pregnancy with him in Africa continues to gift us with its teachings. His tender questioning...
I have four words for you. Clomid. Is. The. Devil. Seriously. It's this teeny tiny little white pill that promises you this amazing thing you are craving, called pregnancy. And then after you take it for a while you become a...
When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to find out the sex before birth or wait. In the beginning, I leaned towards waiting until birth. I liked the idea...
I am part of two clubs that pregnant and new mothers don't ever wish to join: the long-first-labor club and the postpartum depression club. My husband and I did 54 hours of labor, mostly alone. Afterward, I developed postpartum depression,...
When I was 6, I had a bad case of food poisoning that developed into a lifelong phobia of vomiting. My entire adult life, I've been terrified of pregnancy for one reason and one reason only: morning sickness. Knowing...
Are you at least 34 years old, and pregnant with your first child? Are you over 40 with some assortment of infant/toddler/school-aged children? If so, congratulations! You're officially an "old" mom. So am I. Staring down the barrel of...
I don't remember much about the first trimester when I was pregnant with my son, mostly because I slept through it. Exhaustion was my biggest symptom. Of course, we also bought and moved into a house and took two back-to-back...
Warning: Do not read this if you haven’t had kids!  Or do, and remember you’ve been forewarned! I never thought I wanted kids. I thought maybe I was missing the “mom gene” or something. I was in denial for a...
Not only does PPD affect mom's health, but it can also have a significant impact on the entire family. Because the effects of PPD can be so devastating, it is important to arm ourselves with the ability to recognize this common condition.

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