Last year, I wrote about my decision to undergo a bilateral salpingectomy — or, in plain English, to have my fallopian tubes removed. Why? Because according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), new research suggests that...
After years of trying to conceive, we’re pregnant. One of the many things I am worried about is the age gap between my first and the new baby due in the spring. If all goes as planned, they will...
I was at work when I got the call from my dad. My stepmom was pregnant! The news was a complete shock to me. At six months pregnant with my first child and after spending the last 30 years...
I’ve dreamt of being pregnant ever since I was a little girl putting baby dolls under my shirt. Being a mother is just always something I’ve felt in my bones. So when we finally got that positive pregnancy test...
Children can be rather particular tiny humans, and what interests them one day can completely change the next. Whether your mini-me prefers balls over blocks or trains over toy trucks, child-led play (giving children a choice and following their lead...
I can never talk about the struggles of motherhood or pregnancy without starting out by saying I absolutely love and adore my children. Their precious existence outweighs any hardship this chapter of life may entail. Quite frankly, when I...
The birth of your baby is one of the most cherished moments in your life. Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned mom, you want every part of the day to be perfect. And while you can’t always control what...
Infertility is a grief that can be overwhelmingly painful and isolating. While all around you friends and family are celebrating with baby showers and bump announcements, the frustration and loneliness on the path to having a family can be...
Doctors who are knowledgeable and experienced in prenatal care are vital to the healthy development of your baby. If you are trying to conceive, are newly pregnant, or just looking to change your doctor, North Florida OBGYN of Jacksonville Beach has...
One of my biggest fears, each and every pregnancy, was that I would be diagnosed with gestational diabetes. And each pregnancy, I managed to escape. I may have had any number of other high-risk issues pop up — pre-eclampsia,...
Bumps, Babies and Brunch oh my! On Saturday, May 20, Jacksonville Moms Blog hosted 100 guests at the beautiful Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa for an event celebrating pregnancy and motherhood. Our guests mix and mingled with other...
“I feel like I’m drowning.” It was 7 a.m. on a weekday morning and my husband had just left for work. I was already sobbing on the phone to my mother who was 1,800 miles away in North Dakota. My...

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