I was 18 weeks pregnant when my high-risk OB (advanced maternal age and conceived by IVF) saw it on the ultrasound. He pointed to the screen and said, “This thumb appears to be wider than the other one. It’s...
Two years after I married my husband, we decided it was time to start a family. We got pregnant with our son, Aiden, right away with no problem. I was one of those annoying women who “felt better pregnant...
Now that I am a mom, and a very proud member of 20+ mom support groups on Facebook, one of the most common questions I notice being posted is some version of "What kind of IUD should I get?"...
"Wait. There are timers for your nipples?" I sat smugly in the corner at yet another baby shower, and this was the response I blurted out when the mom-to-be was overcome with jubilation opening the gift that was her breastfeeding timer....
My last C-section was seven years ago. I honestly don't remember much about it — I recall my son's first cry and the moment I met him, but the whole procedure and the days following are a blur. I guess...
Any woman who delivers her baby vaginally will experience a number of changes to her pelvic floor. It’s all part of the birth process, and it’s unique to each mother. “Birth is as different for every woman as pregnancy is,...
Throughout our five years of marriage, my husband and I have shared a running joke. After my many attempts to make things from scratch or purchase unique items from the grocery store I thought he would enjoy, he would...
Whether you're newly pregnant with not a clue (hey, we've all been there) or you simply need to brush up on your CPR skills, Baptist Health is on hand to guide you with a wide variety of classes, programs...
This is this fifth and final post in a series by an author who has chosen to remain anonymous during her two-year fertility journey — until now. Click to read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Infertility affects as many as...
At UF Health North, expectant mothers have greater options when it comes to delivering their babies. The campus is home to the region’s newest, most advanced hospital that includes a Labor and Delivery Unit. Located in the outpatient medical...
I had our fifth and final miscarriage in December. We officially stopped pursuing treatments shortly after that because while I could have physically continued, for the first time in eight years I admitted this was a process that was...
With about a month to go in my pregnancy, my husband and I still can’t agree on a name for the baby. We must text each other several times a day with names we’ve come across or one someone...

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