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10 Ways Your Second Pregnancy Is Harder Than Your First

Puking is never fun, but doing it for an audience is a special kind of hell. Morning sickness seized me while I was home alone with my daughter, who followed me right into the bathroom as usual. I didn’t want her to be scared, but since I couldn’t speak while hurling, I just kept patting […]

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The Day I Became A Mother (A Bed Rest Story)

The lovely Anna at Misadventures in Motherhood asked me to write this guest post as part of series that raises awareness for women’s health org Every Mother Counts.  We thought we were out of the woods.  After several early miscarriages, I was finally pregnant with a healthy baby girl who had passed her amnio with […]

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Why I Never Thought My Fertility Treatments Would Fail

Author’s Note: If you’ve been reading Carriage Before Marriage for a while, you know my IVF odyssey wrapped up nearly a year ago.  Writing this post for mom.me gave me some closure.  I know how lucky I am to have my daughter, and we haven’t totally given up hope on a natural pregnancy to give […]

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The Breastfeeding Bride

I had this dream last night: I’m walking down the aisle in a gorgeous couture bridal gown (it’s my dream, I can wear what I want to).  Dave is waiting for me at the altar.  Our eyes meet.  Out of nowhere, a baby cries.  And then all of a sudden, I have Fembot boobs, except […]

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One: Singular Sensation or Loneliest Number?

The day we found out I’m not pregnant (again), Dave, Viv and I went walking in our neighborhood and spotted an adorable family.  A smiling mom watched her son and daughter – ages 3 and 5 – racing up and down a grassy hill, squealing with laughter.  “Do they always get along so well?”  I […]

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