The Road to Parenthood is Not Always Straight: Part 2 Selective Reduction

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By Amber Leventry   Every mom has a unique and memorable birth story for each of their children. But before every birth story is a conception story. Some women and couples are able to conceive a child with ease. Others need time and patience. Some face the heartbreak of a miscarriage. We needed fertility help. […]

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The Road to Parenthood is Not Always Straight: Part One

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By Amber Leventry Every mom has a unique and memorable birth story for each of their children. But before every birth story is a conception story. Some women and couples are able to conceive a child with ease. Others need time and patience. Some face the heartbreak of a miscarriage. We needed fertility help. Having […]

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3 Questions to Ask If You’re Pregnant

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By Rachel Sarnoff Pregnant? Get ready for the god complex. Every mom I know talks about the saint that delivered her baby. The doctor’s word is taken as law, and heaven forbid your birth partner suggest otherwise. But are you and your doctor truly in sync? In 2012, a University of San Francisco study of more than 2,000 […]

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A Practice Drill

1,128 miles between Johnson City and Abilene

By-Trey Darnell We could be weeks or merely days away from making the trip from Johnson City, Tennessee to Abilene, Texas for the birth of Baby T-Rex. The distance between these two cities is 1,128 miles and when you are on “baby time”, there are no easy planning and travel solutions. Blogs, books, lists, parenting […]

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Fertilized Egg for Adoption

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By Meika Rouda I have a good friend who is single and in her early forties and wants to be a mom….now. She is divorced, just moved to the Bay Area leaving her comfortable apartment and lucrative career in New York. For two years she has tried to conceive both the natural way with different […]

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Finding Family

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By Lisa Regula Meyer It’s a crazy world, that of IVF.  It’s expensive, it’s time-consuming, and it does one heck of a job on your body, not to mention the toll it takes on your mental and emotional health.  But it’s a useful means to a great end- that of building a family.  Friends of […]

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Gay Dad Listens As Doctor Doles Out Some Advice

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For the first time this entire pregnancy, Alen – Papa of Baby Boy #3 – was able to attend a doctor’s appointment, albeit in his doctor’s scrubs. It’s a crucial time, so I was happy about it. Happily we have not had any spotting or bleeding lately, but just one day before the appointment, our […]

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