With my due date quickly approaching at the end of this month, life often feels like it is spinning out of control –a frightening feeling for a mama with a type “A “personality like me!  Between frustrating physical limitations, holiday visitors, holiday preparations (and all of the stress that goes with it), and nesting (IE.…

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Sometimes modern medicine and medical technology truly amaze me.  I think it’s fairly safe to say that one of things that pregnant women really look forward to is the routine ultrasound sometime after the 20th week of pregnancy.  This is generally when your doctor checks on the overall health of your baby and if you…

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Every pregnancy is different and my currently pregnancy has been difficult for a number of reasons unrelated to my previous miscarriage.  A pregnancy after a loss however, has its own unique set of challenges. To begin with, for the first two months of my pregnancy I pretty much lived in a state of denial.  It…

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October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month (it’s also babywearing month so if you interested in babywearing check out my post from last year here!).  Miscarriage and infant loss is really difficult to talk about and often it’s considered a taboo topic – inappropriate for public conversation.  The truth is that loss is very…

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Babywearing month is next month (in October) but did you know that if you have a baby wrap or sling carrier that you can use it DURING pregnancy before baby arrives?  Some of you may know that I am a volunteer with Babywearing Connecticut (Formerly BWI New Haven) and over the last three years have…

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I remember when I was a first time mom.  I asked about 30 million questions about delivery itself; will I poop?  How bad does it really hurt? What if my baby looks weird?  Will they have a cone head?  Will they know who I am?  Does an epidural hurt?  Will I tear?  I mean the…

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I’m not ready.  I don’t think she is either.  Mother nature gave us no choice. I found out I am pregnant with unexpected baby number 4 in July.  I am incredibly happy to have this blessing.  Blessed.  Excited.  Joyous. But also sad.  I knew eventually my milk may dry up and it seems that unlike…

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Recently I was chatting with friends about our birth experiences. Some of us gave birth in a hospital, some at home, some induced, some c-section, some with an epidural, some without. We all have different experiences. The interesting thing I learned is how many of us felt uninformed or unsure about things during our first…

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When I was in college I had a professor who gave us a set of goals at the beginning of the course. These were objectives we were expected to meet in order to be successful in her class. The list was daunting. I failed her class. I’ve never done well with goals. To me, a goal…

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