My question was answered exactly the way I expected, but still, it was disappointing—an unwelcome splash of cold water in the face. “So, I didn’t miss something, did I? There’s no new policy offering paid maternity leave, is there?”...
  A friend once told me that sex during pregnancy was “the best.” She went on and on about the torrid exploits of her, her husband, and her belly without failing to divulge a single detail. The woman had transformed...
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This is not the motherhood I pictured. There. I said it. At least, it's not the motherhood I daydreamed about when I placed my hands on my smooth, round belly and delighted in the movement stirring inside. I knew I...
Whether it's your first or your fifth, your body changes dramatically with every baby and rarely returns to it's pre-pregnancy shape. This is the perfect opportunity to convert your closet to a capsule wardrobe. Have you heard about these wardrobe capsules?...
This is my third rodeo so to speak, and I am quickly approaching my 3rd trimester. I’m feeling a little bit like a seasoned pregnant lady these days: more relaxed about things than I was with my first pregnancy 7...
In 2009, I was a healthy 25 year old, 9 weeks pregnant with her first child. During my first exam with my new OB-GYN, I was asked, “When was your last Pap smear?” Back then, the CDC recommended yearly...
Part of teaching children responsibility is teaching them to think about the impact their decisions and actions will have for themselves and others. This can include allowing your child to pick out their own outfit for school, discussing the pros and...
Last week, as my husband and I sat anxiously awaiting the nurse to call my name for my 20-week ultrasound, I picked up a pregnancy magazine and zeroed in on a feature where readers shared how they revealed their...
Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Sound familiar? Unless you know a woman with this condition, it probably doesn't. While you may not know the term, you likely know at least a little about HG from the press about Kate Middleton's severe morning...

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