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False Labor or Real Labor

Is it real labor or false labor! This post will help you figure it out and help you support a positive experience for laboring Mothers. First, your dear heart Mama…. if you are wondering if you are in active labor or false labor you are going through a lot, please be kind to yourself. False […]

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Will your water break and what do you do if it does? – Pregnancy – Birth –


This is common concern for many pregnant women who are getting close to term. We worry about our water breaking while at work or while shopping or at the worst times like in the middle of a wedding. The fact is that we can’t know for sure when it will happen but only about 15% […]

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Is it Braxton Hicks or Labor? One tip to help you figure it out!


 How do I know when I am in real labor? In a due date group of over 800 expecting women this is a question we see over and over again even from experienced Moms. It is natural to worry about the coming of a new little one specially before full term. With fewer and fewer […]

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30 Weeks Pregnant and Dreaming of Birth Control


  Is Pregnancy Really Beautiful? Once upon a time I thought pregnancy was the best adventure I could ever be on and I loved it, every moment. I loved it so much that being a surrogate twice has been 2 of the things in my life I think dearly about and am so proud of […]

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10 Ways to Predict the Gender of Baby


    Welcome to pregnancy and the land of old wives tales! While we logically know that these are not “real” many of us desperately want to know more about the little ones growing inside of us. I have found it very amusing seeing the over 800 women in the due date group I h […]

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I thought I was having a miscarriage and I didn’t want to chat!


I thought I lost the baby There was bright blood and cramping that made my heart hurt. I thought we lost the baby. It was New Years Eve and I was in bed trying not to sob, trying not to ruin everyone’s night. The announcement I kept telling myself had been too soon. I am […]

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We are expecting!


  What a surprise! I just turned 35 and our “baby” is now 4.5 and we have 4 children of our own and 2 amazing surrogate daughters too! We had thought our family complete. Oh goodness… what a shock this was! With my health we didn’t even think this was possible. As a friend pointed […]

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month


  I honestly wasn’t going to post about this at all. I am one of those people who run from memories that sting because I fall into them, into the sorrow, and I then find it hard to function in the moment. I don’t know if others deal better with memories than I do or […]

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Guest Post – What Kind of Mattresses Are Ideal for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a time of great change as far as your body is concerned. You will experience dramatic physical and emotional transformations that will inevitably affect the quality of your sleep. The inability to get a comfortable position and an aching back make every attempt to snooze just utterly frustrating. If left unaddressed, lack of […]

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Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway

Welcome to the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway! Bright Starts and Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa-Mom have teamed to off an amazing Bright Starts Sunnyside Collection giveaway to one lucky reader! This includes the Sunnyside Safari™ Chair Top High Chair, Playard, Plug in Sway & Swing, Portable Swing and Saucer making this […]

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