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Physically, I became a mother on my 30th birthday. I hadn’t had Braxton-Hicks contractions before that day, and so when I woke up with contractions, I was pretty sure that’s what was going on. After all, I was having...
Bringing home a baby is supposed to be one of the best experiences of your life. But what if you're barely 20, in a negative relationship, unwed, and pregnant all while living at your parents' house? I grew up in...
Sometimes during labor and delivery, the best birth plan is no plan at all.    I was lucky.  I stopped taking birth control, we tracked for a month, and I was pregnant a month later.  I had a pretty easy pregnancy. ...
  The heart of a mother shines bright, illuminating even the darkest shadows in a mother's journey. A week or so after my husband and I learned we’d need IVF to get pregnant, we took a walk at our favorite park....
I’d always envisioned my life with children, but my extremely low pain threshold meant I was truly terrified of the birth experience. While pregnant with my daughter, I attended childbirth classes, extensively researched delivery techniques, and even maintained a...
  Why would a kid ever need to go to a chiropractor?  Isn't my baby too small to be adjusted?  What age should a child see a chiropractor? All of these are very valid questions and are among the more popular internet searches...
  Do I want to be a mom? Am I ready to be a mom? Questions like these flood your heart and mind as you consider becoming pregnant.    On a warm spring evening five years ago, I was standing in my...
The whimsy and wonder of motherhood multiply when your mom becomes a grandma. It happens in an instant, leaving you both forever changed.   My induction date was set, and I began to prepare to bring my first son into the world....
A mother’s instinct kicks in as soon as those pink lines show up on the third pregnancy test she takes (to be sure the first two were right). As soon as I knew I was pregnant, I slipped stealthily...
No one expects the need to plan for a global pandemic when they discover they are pregnant. But for moms all over the globe, that's exactly what they are doing. As information on pregnancy and COVID-19 changes almost daily,...

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