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April the Giraffe

The Comment Section: April the Giraffe’s Birth Experience Was a Lot Like Ours

On Easter weekend—a holiday rooted in symbolism for the goddess of fertility and birth—the now-famed giraffe named April, from Animal Adventure Park in New York, went into labor. The zoo began livestreaming her stall in February in anticipation of her upcoming labor, and April appropriately waited until the perfect weekend in April to welcome her […]

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What’s Different with Your Second Pregnancy

There’s something particularly special about your first pregnancy. The miracle of life growing inside of you is magical, somewhat scary and definitely overwhelming. Since discovering I am expecting my second child, things have been a little different. Not necessarily in a bad way, just different. Here are some second pregnancy differences I’m noticing this time […]

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Third Time's a Charm

Third Time’s A Charm

After you get married everyone starts asking, “So when are you going to start trying for kids?” Then you have your first child and the next question is, “When are you going to try for a second?” You’ll get this question more if your first child is a girl. So, you to try for a […]

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IUGR Pregnancy

A Letter To IUGR Moms

Dear mom who just got an IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) diagnosis. I’m so sorry. I can just see you there, laying down, pre-diagnosis, excited to hear another heartbeat, see another ultrasound image, and maybe even find out the sex. I can see the tears building when your Doctor says your baby isn’t growing normally. I can feel your […]

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