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  • The Cuddle Cot: A Gift of Time

    When losing a baby to still birth, there is nothing more precious than the time you are granted to hold your baby.  These are the only moments you will have to create a lifetime’s worth of memories.  Continue reading

  • The Jizo, a Buddhist Miscarriage Tradition

    Jizo statues can be found primarily throughout Japan, although many other cultures seem to be accepting them into their own traditions. A Buddhist tradition, Jizo is the protector of children.  More specifically, Jizo takes care of the souls of unborn children and those who die at a young age. Continue reading

  • Snacks for Breastfeeding Moms

    You may have thought you knew what hungry was when you were pregnant. Joke was on you, right?  Welcome to the breastfeeding bottomless pit of HANGER. You feel as though you need to eat ALL.THE.THINGS. or you may wither away.

    A mother’s body is simply amazing.  I really wish our society would get over the whole body image shaming and start valuing the greatness instead. Continue reading

  • When Boobs Leak

    Holy BOOBS, Batman!  The girls may have been one of the first signs that you were pregnant, as swollen, tender breasts tend to appear early in pregnancy.  Did you know though that they may also leak while you are still growing your baby? Continue reading

  • Supporting a friend through miscarriage

    When I experienced the loss of a pregnancy at 10 weeks along, I wasn’t sure if I even deserved to talk about it.  I felt as though others who did not understand would think, “10 weeks? That’s not even the second trimester.”  And then the cramping and labor began.  The emotions of the entire experience are indescribable for anyone who has not lived through a miscarriage.  Yes, my 10 week old fetus was real.  The tissue that I passed confirmed that I could not just forget about the pregnancy.  My heart was broken.  Actually, I have never felt heartache such as this before.  It’s as if you are hit with the brick wall of realizing you will never meet, hold, or know this little life that you created. Continue reading

  • How To Stay Positive During Pregnancy

    Whether you have experienced loss before or are just nervous and anxious about your pregnancy, affirmations can be a great tool to use to help guide your mind into a positive place. Continue reading

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