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My Miracle Twins: Grace & Faith

What started off as a normal doctors appointment in February turned out to be one of the happiest and scariest days of our lives. Delivery at 28 weeks, scared & uncertain of what our outcome would be, we just prayed that both girls would get through this. [Read more]

Preeclampsia 101

Although May was Preeclampsia Awareness Month, preeclampsia can strike any time. Keep yourself and your loved ones aware of these most frequently asked questions about this often life-threatening pregnancy disorder. What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder that can impact every organ in a mother’s body. Often, preeclampsia is signified by new onset high […]

Are You Scared to Try for #2? Me Too.

When I was younger, people’s chosen family sizes always intrigued me. Why do they have that many (or few) kids? Why is there such a large age gap between those two children? Why am I 15 years old and dissecting other people’s family size? Of course now I know that most family sizes aren’t chosen, […]

Caring for Your Mental Health During a High-Risk Pregnancy and on Bed Rest

by Dawn K. Gibson, LCSW In our society, being pregnant is seen as a joyous event, something to celebrate, not something to endure. However, once a woman learns that her health and/or her baby’s health is in danger and she is placed on bed rest, her entire pregnancy and outlook changes. Although mothers know being […]

We Are Survivors: Preeclampsia Awareness Day

May 22 marks the first ever World Preeclampsia Day. Occurring in only 5-8% of pregnancies, preeclampsia isn’t a complication typically on the mind of a newly pregnant mom. Yet, for those it strikes it can be life changing and even deadly. I am a survivor. A survivor of this often unheard of, yet potentially deadly, pregnancy […]