Are you planning to breastfeed one day? Do you believe it is a natural process that will happen automatically in the most beautiful way? As someone who works with new and expectant parents, I wish every parent knew all...
I have a newly pregnant friend. A first-timer. A rookie. A newbie. She's young, nervous, and mostly jubilant. I'm excited for her and her sweet husband but wary for them too. Is there ever a situation more appropriate for the...
When you hear the news that your friend/sibling/child is pregnant, there’s a swell of emotions that crests in an explosion of joy, love, and sometimes a watery substance from your eyes. You might picture yourself holding a tiny baby,...

Back-to-Back Babies

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In the days leading up to Baby Girl’s first birthday, I found myself overwhelmingly emotional. Yes, I was exhausted from working full-time, chasing after a baby who was turning into a toddler, and being 20 weeks pregnant. But this...
We're thrilled to be hosting our second Bloom event with University Health System at the The DoSeum on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:00–8:30 P.M. We hope Bloom will bring together new and expectant parents, giving them the opportunity to interact...
During my first pregnancy, all I knew about placentas was that one existed in my body and would be evicted, along with my daughter, at birth. I have a vague recollection of this happening since I was busy being...
The phone rang at 11:23 A.M. today. I already knew who it was. It was THE call I had fantasized about for the last three months. THE call determining the life I would now have. The size of my family...
When you are the. very. last. of your friends to have a baby, there should be some automatic imparting of all knowledge about child birth and postpartum-ness. I was having my first baby while most friends were having their...
On April 28, 150 new and expecting moms and their guests, 40+ vendors, a panel of experts, and the ACMB Events Team gathered at the DoSeum for an evening of community, pampering, and information.   After the incredible DoSeum events staff...

Ode to My Second Trimester

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As I head into the homestretch of this pregnancy, I often reflect back on the different phases and stages that I've been through in the last seven months. I've shared with you, our readers, the joys of my first...
In honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and currently at 16 weeks pregnant after four miscarriages and one failed IVF embryo transfer, I share with you an open letter to our baby girl. A healthy pregnancy after...
As most of you already know, I suffered a miscarriage at 10 weeks pregnant this past summer. I went public and blogged about my miscarriage for many reasons. While it was certainly therapeutic for me and aided in my...
Dear Diary... 5 weeks I am writing this exactly five weeks into my longed-for pregnancy. Whoever said that infertility veterans should not complain about pregnancy symptoms is a jerk. You know I’m no whiner. You know I have a crazy pain tolerance—both...
On June 1st at 1:12 A.M., I sent a text message to my husband, who was traveling for work and had just landed in Boston after hours of weather delays. Two pink lines had gleamed up at me from...

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San Antonio Shines Bright with Holiday Lights (2022 Edition)

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Some of my fondest memories of the holiday season throughout the years include some kind of takeout (Taco Bell cinnamon churros when I was...

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