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I Had A Miscarriage And Here's Why I Want To Talk About It

For a few blissful days in February, I imagined the days leading up to Oct. 15, 2016 would be filled with nervousness, physical discomfort and the anxious energy of a first time mom-to-be. Instead the days leading up to Oct. 15, 2016 are tinged with sadness, but also a desire to want to share our story. To add my voice to the chorus of women who have experienced miscarriage. October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
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6 Ways to Get Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

You may think the nine months you're carrying your baby is the time to be careful but in reality, there are things you should be doing even before you conceive. Find out what you can start doing today to ensure a better quality of life for your baby tomorrow with these practical tips.
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Is Now the Right Time to Grow Your Family?

Often when I meet a couple with one child, the discussion of whether they should grow their family comes up. As the mom of five kids, people feel comfortable discussing family size with me, and I'm asked to weigh in on the topic. Here's my take on the matter.

Why "Trying" Is Different Than Having Sex

There is nothing less romantic or erotic than getting busy with the end goal of producing something that wears poopy diapers. "Trying" is really, well, trying. Anyone who thinks it's "the fun part" has never had to turn it into work -- relentless, scheduled, no-matter-how-tired-you-are, get-up-at-5:30a.m.-before-you-go-to-work, work -- which is then charted on graph according to basal body temperature.