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My Birth Story: Becoming a Mom

I was excited when I found out I was pregnant. I assumed that since I was healthy and still fairly young we would get pregnant immediately. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way. It took us a year to conceive, which in reality isn’t that long. I kept a video journal to record my feelings […]

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High Risk Hope Event Trots for Preemie and NICU Families

High Risk Hope Event Trots for Preemie and NICU Families

Preemie Mom. High risk Mom. NICU Mom. These are titles nobody wants, but badges of honor that bring together a small community of women who had no intention of, and would probably prefer not to hold these labels. And one non-profit organization, High Risk Hope is working hard to support this group.  I am a […]

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PPROM Journey

PPROM Journey- My Water Broke at 25 Weeks

It is one of many joyous “moments of a lifetime”. That moment you see those two pink lines; it’s positive! You are pregnant. Your mind wanders, daydreaming about a perfect pregnancy and birth plan. You fantasize about that beautiful moment the doctor hands you a chubby, perfect little newborn. It is a dream come true. […]

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Labor and Delivery – The Second Time Around

My second time around the baby train has been different than my first. I didn’t expect everything to be the same, but I thought for sure that some things regarding my labor and delivery the second time around would be consistent. I was wrong!  While I didn’t enjoy being pregnant either time, I thought that […]

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and What I Know Now: Survival After Child Loss

I’ve known about awareness month and like most, I shuddered to delve too deeply. It was too excruciating to think about and “please, God, don’t let it ever happen to me.” How inconceivable that pregnancy and infant loss is so common there is an entire month dedicated to a parent’s worst heartache. After February 25, […]

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