What They Never Tell You

Before I got pregnant with my first baby, I read all the books and magazines I could get my hands on, but there were still things that surprised me when I experienced them. I was expecting some surprises the first time, but you would think by the third time, that I would have experienced everything by then, but there were … Read More

Childbirth: It’s Show Time

It’s show time! Your water broke and you are experiencing labor pains. You are excited and nervous. Off to the hospital you go or to the birthing center or to the room where you are going to have a home birth. Everyone and everything is in place. You labor and you labor and you labor. Is it supposed to take … Read More

Take Your Baby Bump to Work Day

There comes a point in every woman’s pregnancy when hiding her ever growing baby bump becomes virtually impossible. While some women happily display their growing bellies with the latest in cute maternity fashion, other women, like myself, choose to minimize our baby bumps for as long as possible. It wasn’t that I was hiding my pregnancy – I was extremely … Read More

The Miracle of Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you may feel as if it is an outer body experience that you never thought possible. There are so many things that happen no one ever told you about or prepared you for, with a number of myths quickly being debunked. No, morning sickness doesn’t just happen in the mornings. No, pickles don’t fall into the … Read More

Can I Still Get Pregnant Even If I’m Stressed?

With all the talk of how stress impacts fertility, women want to know if they can still get pregnant when they’re stressed. The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, too, so the real question is how much harder is it to get (or stay) pregnant when you’re stressed? That answer is different for everyone. Everyone—even people who … Read More

The Only Thing That Matters

When you’re pregnant, you get a lot of unsolicited advice and comments, often from complete strangers. Although they are usually well-meaning, it often seems as if their only purpose is to make you feel bad about yourself and question every decision you’ve made, especially the one to have children. There are the comments about how big you are so you … Read More