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...
When I imagined having a second baby one day, I definitely thought we might go the home birth route, but could have never predicted that a global pandemic would push home birth into the public eye more and further...
When you’re hoping to add to your family, that little plus sign on the pregnancy test is a cause for celebration. However, sometimes an egg implants itself outside the uterus. When this happens, it’s considered a medical emergency. Here's...
Event is Now VIRTUAL due to COVID-19 As a trusted community resource, we have made the difficult decision to transition this event to a VIRTUAL PLATFORM in accordance with the CDC guidelines to avoid large gatherings to help slow the...
My story is not unique. Like many women, I lost our baby during the first trimester of what was supposed to be a nine month pregnancy. Medically, my situation was common, routine and even expected. But emotionally, the loss...
I don’t have a first-grader. That keeps running through my head, and I don’t know where it came from. Back to school season has never been a reminder of babies lost, but this year, it was. Sometimes, I see the hole where...
The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with so much joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. There are endless questions to be answered: Where should I give birth? Who will help...

Grace and Grit

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I knew I’d get some funny comments when I was pregnant. I had heard my mom friends lament about them, the jokes about expecting twins, and how ridiculous it is that pregnancy often means zero filters when it comes...

Two Pink Lines

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My husband and I only waited a year after we were married before we started trying to have a baby, but month after month, we kept getting negative pregnancy tests. Nothing seemed to be wrong, and it felt like...

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