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Black Maternal Mortality Rates Left This Mom in Fear

I am writing this for my rockstar son, Chase, one of the most magnificent beings. And for everyone who has endured the trauma of delivering a child early, or of a medical system where black maternal mortality rates are astronomically high. Chase was born very early, at 30 weeks and 1 day. I experienced both […]

How to Choose a Baby Name

Let’s face it: naming a child is probably one of the most stressful things you’ll do as you prepare for their arrival. Some parents have names chosen before conception, while others struggle to come up with a unique, meaningful name for their child. We know people who weren’t allowed to leave the hospital because they […]

When to Announce a Pregnancy: A Different Opinion

Here’s my unpopular opinion about when to announce a pregnancy. I don’t think you should wait until 12 weeks! In fact, I don’t think you should follow any set rules at all. Because pregnancy is real and raw and scary. And it’s personal how you handle it, just like the choices you make through your […]

Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Birth Plan

So much about bringing a child into the world feels uncontrollable, so we’re all about learning to control what you can. Writing a birth plan gives you a little of your control back. It won’t necessarily guarantee a smooth labor, but it will ensure your hospital or birthing center knows your preferences about important issues […]

15 Unusual Early Pregnancy Signs You Should Know About

Whether you’re tracking ovulation or have undergone infertility treatments, most women actively trying to conceive are anxious to find out if they’re pregnant as soon as possible. To try and determine whether there’s a baby on board or not, women will often analyze every detail of their physical well-being, hoping for some sort of unusual […]