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An Unplanned Response

Note: Please use caution if you are sensitive to pictures of babies who have been delivered too early. This post contains such photos. Three years ago, this May, I experienced a second trimester loss of my monoamniotic (MoMo) twin sons.

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The Power of Paying Attention

If you meet me in real life, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to turn to cycle charting.  Observing and charting my body’s physical signs of fertility has given me the ability to know day by day if I’m

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Do the Next Thing

I tried to see past the nurses and the doctor in the delivery room.  I just wanted one glimpse of him. My sweet baby boy was finally here. After a preterm labor scare and 7 weeks on bedrest, we had

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The Art of Asking for Help

I’m embarrassed to admit that I have a hard time asking for help. I’ve somehow developed a subconscious personal policy to minimize how much I allow others to contribute to my daily needs. I guess I figure since I’m blessed

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Greenwashing and the Pill

I was raised on a healthy diet of coca-cola, lays potato chips, and hamburger helper. Eating clean, and having an awareness about products that I use and ingest, wasn’t something that I was brought up worrying about, or even considering.

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