Tag: pregnancy

Making the Case for Advanced Maternal Age

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My parents were 33 and 40 years old when I – their first and only child – came along. They were of advanced parental...

When TV Scripted Drama Hits a Nerve

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Some television shows take you away from your reality. They bring a level of entertainment, drama, comedy to your life for a short amount...

Pregnancy in a Pandemic

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When I first tested had a positive pregnancy test last fall, I could have never envisioned my pregnancy would unfold the way it did....

Why I Will Never Go To Ikea Again

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Picture this: It’s a beautiful sunny day in March. You just bought your first home and are pregnant with your first baby. You’re ecstatic...

Are We Crazy? Top Five Reasons to Have Children Close Together

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We are choosing to have our children 17 months apart. Some people might think we are crazy. Some days (particularly when my back hurts...

What I Forgot about Being Pregnant

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As I am firmly entrenched in the third trimester of my third pregnancy, I can't help but reflect on my experiences this go-around. However,...

Dear Stretch Marks: I’m Learning to Love You (But Be Patient)

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You are red and pink and purple, and you are deep. You’re not like the faint, smooth, wispy white lines on my hips or inner...

A Letter to My First Born

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To My Darling Daughter,  I always knew that I wanted to be a mom. If your dad had on board with it, I would have...

Expectant Mothers Should Know this About Having a Child with a...

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Being pregnant for the first time, I didn't know what to expect. As many books as I read, none truly prepared me for what...

Postpartum Bleeding Gone Wrong

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On January 11th, 2017 I went in for a routine repeat C-section. We were having our fourth child, a baby boy that came to...