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hellp symptoms

Scary Shit Series – HELLP

We’ve previously covered preeclampsia on the blog and HELLP syndrome is a variant of that. HELLP is basically preeclampsia’s asshole, homicidal cousin. It’s pretty…

On Not Holding Back Joy

When I read this guest post I felt parts of my insides ache and the tears dribbled down my face. The author so perfectly describes the grief surrounding pregnancy loss and the subsequent struggle of imagining a new pregnancy. The author wishes to remain anonymous and I know we all hope she is finding joy again.

Pregnant Pause

This funny, sweet, sad guest post was sent to us by Jennifer, who perfectly describes the thrilling excitement of thinking/hoping/believing you’re going to see a positive pregnancy sign on that pee stick.

Cake

    It was the middle of a Canadian winter when my son was born, so many a cold day had to be spent…

Eugene – Eugene

We named it Eugene-Eugene.  Both of our father’s carry this middle name, which they begged us not to continue, and what we thought would…

“Just One”

This was posted on Facebook and I loved it so much that I asked Jeanette if I could post it here. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Loss and Miscarriage

  Sometimes loss is sadly a part of pregnancy and it’s often a dark topic that nobody wants to talk about and you become…