National Infertility Awareness Week April 18 - 24, 2021 Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter your race, religion, sexuality or economic status, infertility does not discriminate. National Infertility Awareness Week focuses on removing the stigma and barriers that...
COVID-19 prevented my husband from being at the birth of our baby. Just three days before our youngest daughter was born he was diagnosed with an asymptomatic case of the virus that was silently and rapidly moving through the...
Marrying someone who has a child, you don't think much about the stepparenting situation other than that you are in love with this person, who already has a child. When I first met my husband, he was a single dad. ...
Congratulations! You are about to embark on the journey of being new parents! As you prepare and think ahead, make sure you are not overlooking some of the important details. Trying to get things in place right as you...
It’s hard for me to understand why tragic events happen. Especially when it comes to mothers who lose a child. To me, there's no greater strength than a grieving mother who wakes up each day and decides to move...
We recently had the chance to sit down with four local moms and a team of providers from Regions Hospital to really talk about what it's like to be pregnant in a pandemic. Our discussion ranged from baby's safety to...
As a young child, I loved to pretend that I was a mom.  I loved dressing up my dolls in cute, little outfits and combing the long, precious hair.  I loved taking care of my dolls and I loved...
One of our greatest passions is to support moms, and this year has proven to be one in which mamas need more support than ever. With all of the unknown 2020 has brought us, ensuring that we were able...
Joy, excitement, fear, and many other emotions are common emotions during the adventure of motherhood, whether you are planning to become pregnant, have already conceived, or are nearing your due date. However, one thing you most likely did not...
October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It's our honor today to share just a few stories of women who have walked this journey. It is our deepest hope that by sharing these stories, other mothers will...
  It's been five years since I held my son's tiny body in my hands. At just shy of halfway through my pregnancy, he was small enough to fit in my hand, and just as beautiful as my three living...

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I was 20 weeks pregnant when doctors detected a lethal form of dwarfism in my daughter on the ultrasound. The condition meant my sweet baby girl would die of respiratory failure at birth. The news was so shocking I...
As a birth doula, I have undoubtedly experienced pregnancy loss with clients and friends. You have likely experienced it yourself or are close to someone who will or who has experienced a pregnancy loss. It can be difficult navigating...
"Meet my friend,” they said. "He's a wonderful person to be around,” they said. "However...he does have a baby and was never married,” they said. Scary thoughts, right? These are the first words that I heard before I met my now husband. Dating...

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I had packed in record time while my two three-year-old boys—Cooper & Quincy—and my four-year-old daughter—Miloh—buzzed around me with excitement. Long ago, I had...
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