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6 Signs You Might Be Suffering from Prenatal Depression

I was eighteen weeks into my pregnancy when my doctor told me my baby might not make it. She labeled me high risk, and sent me home with one directive: Lie down and wait....

My Experience with Choroid Plexus Cysts

A million and one questions went through my mind when my OBGYN casually mentioned this three-word term to me after my 16-week medical appointment, which had included an ultrasound. While my doctor rattled on for...

How To Get Through a Complicated Pregnancy

Here are the things that happened while I was pregnant: I was hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme sickness in pregnancy). I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease in pregnancy (I had five times too much thyroid hormone in my blood). I was...

Scary Shit Series: Surviving Diagnosis Day

Ok. It wasn’t supposed to go like this. You were supposed to go in, find out the baby’s sex, and then buy the pink or blue supplies for your reveal party. But instead, the ultrasound...

What You Need to Know About Ectopic Pregnancy

Pretty much anytime your doctor uses the word “pregnancy” with an adjective before it, things can get pretty stressful, pretty quickly. If you’ve ever found yourself having to Google the term “ectopic”, you’ll know...

Reassuring Words About Giving Birth in a Crisis.

Courtesy of Alice Sibley I asked readers who had given birth in a less than ideal situation if they had any advice for someone facing the same challenge. Giving Birth in a Crisis Here are some great words...

How a Cerclage Saved my High Risk Pregnancy

A cervical cerclage, or stitch helping to close the cervix, can be one way to help a high risk pregnancy. Here’s one mama’s story about her own experience. The day I found out I was...

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