Pregnancy comes with a lot of expectations. From home pregnancy tests to routine prenatal care to baby showers, expecting moms often breeze through these milestones with ease. Sure there are the heartburn complaints and the swollen feet to deal with ... But most pregnant women expect their pregnancy to be normal. And you know what?
After 5 years of trying for a baby -- and 5 losses along the way -- I was ready to call it quits. I asked my husband to get a vasectomy. He said he wasn't ready to be done. I told him my body seemed to have made that decision for us. But after a
Pregnancy after loss was a mind game. But I thought once she was out, once she was pink and breathing, once my body had successfully sustained her life right into my arms, then I would be able to finally exhale. That was true for all of about 20 minutes. And then came the realization that
Dear postpartum body of mine, Most of the time, I start letters with something like, "You know, it's been awhile since we talked ..." Except that would be a lie. I talk to you all the time. In fact, you may be cringing now, wondering what I might have to critique you on today. After