Pregnancy RSS feed for this section

Zika Virus

Zika Update

Zika Update: Recently, a CDC statement confirmed a link between the Zika virus and the development of microcephaly in fetuses of pregnant women. I spoke again with our resident expert, Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH, of the University of Texas Health Science Center. “There really is no change in the level of concern today than when […]

Continue Reading
25 weeks

Ode to My Second Trimester

As I head into the homestretch of this pregnancy, I often reflect back on the different phases and stages that I’ve been through in the last seven months. I’ve shared with you, our readers, the joys of my first trimester and its gift of morning sickness. I’ve also shared with you the unexpected emotional baggage of […]

Continue Reading
Morning Sickness.pic

Morning Sickness: Diary of a Wimpy Mama

Dear Diary… 5 weeks I am writing this exactly five weeks into my longed-for pregnancy. Whoever said that infertility veterans should not complain about pregnancy symptoms is a jerk. You know I’m no whiner. You know I have a crazy pain tolerance—both physically and emotionally—but this is bringing me to my knees. I look like death warmed […]

Continue Reading
Motherhood Left Me Unrecognizable

Motherhood Left Me Unrecognizable

Becoming a mom wasn’t easy for me. If you’ve been reading our lovely blog for very long, you may recall some of my stories about our struggles with infertility. As ACMB pays tribute to the multi-faceted beauty of motherhood, I’ve been reflecting on the changes in my own heart, body, and soul over the last several […]

Continue Reading
cover

Motherhood: More Than Skin Deep, Part Three

As we celebrate the final group of moms who participated in our “Motherhood: More Than Skin Deep” project, we want to applaud and thank the brave women who joined us in this journey. These courageous women bore their bodies and souls to show how prevalent and normal these feelings of transformation are. The common thread that links […]

Continue Reading
When "Oops I Did It Again" Isn't An Option

Please, Sir, May I Have One More?: Longing for Another Child when “Oops, I Did it Again” Isn’t an Option

  I’ve always known—or at least since I knew I wanted to have children—that I wanted to have three. To me, three just seems like the perfect number of kids: neither too few to be considered perfect (perfectly predictable, if you ask me), nor so many that people silently stare at you trying to figure […]

Continue Reading