There is a special kind of anxiety that comes when a woman has experienced a miscarriage and then conceives again. She feels that any moment, this precious being could be ripped from her. There would be no warning. Nothing...
We didn't have a boy name or even a cute fetal nickname. From the beginning, I referred to my lower abdomen as Louise. "Say hello to Baby Lou", I would tell my daughter. We would talk about the baby sister...
This post created is in partnership with Flagstaff Birth and Women's Center.  Today we are proud to introduce you to Maya Radoccia-Kennen, BSW, IBCLC I have developed a strong understanding of successful breastfeeding through a combination of professional development and personal experience....
I, by chance, did everything 'by the book' - college, career, husband, then babies. I spent so many years not having babies that by the time it was decided by me and my husband to start trying, it was...
Maternity photos, to do or not to do, what a hard question! I will tell you now that I wish I had done them! I know that it is a tough choice and here are some pros and cons. I...
Not So Ideal Second Pregnancy Three months into our adventure of raising our son we were surprised with the news of another baby on the way.  The Shock To say that I was really excited to jump back into another pregnancy would...
I’ll never forget when we, as a married couple of five years at the time, decided, okay we’re ready. We’re ready to start a family. It wasn’t an easy decision. At 29, we still weren’t ready to “grow up”....
Spoiler alert: Sex makes babies! I know, it's crazy. It's also the only way to naturally get pregnant! Not to say that every time you have sex you want to add to your brood. Fortunately, our female bodies were designed...
A Tale of IUI Process After getting married the next best thing is to welcome a new bundle of joy, right? But did they tell you how “easy” it is? Probably not! Especially when you try for years to prevent...
Hey all! Happy New Year! Hope you all are meeting and exceeding this years’ goals already. One of mine is to get out of this funk. Baby boy is due in April and while I am so thrilled beyond...

The Mystery of PCOS

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I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at the age of 14.  At what was probably my very first visit to the gynecologist, she asked me the dreaded question: "When was your last menstrual period?"  This was an awkward question...
Family Planning (or unplanned...) I was 21, my boyfriend was 19 and we had just moved in together. We weren't planning on having any children, maybe not ever. We'd done a little research into long-term birth control and my doctor...
Let me just start by saying that I know pregnancy can be extremely difficult for some women and much easier for others but regardless of how your pregnancy is going, I hope this helps a bit.   Normally, when a pregnant...

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Guide to Fall Color in Flagstaff

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Drive around town and you know...fall has come to Flagstaff, Arizona. It's been playing peek-a-boo with us for awhile now, and amateur photographers everywhere (including...