The Two That Got Away: Coping With Miscarriage

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Once in a while, I get in a little funk. It’s a short-lived funk, and typically something --- or even nothing --- brings it to light. I am the mother of two miscarriages. I’m not sure what that means, or if it even has meaning, or if it’s just a fact. I acknowledge my love for each of those babies …
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Change the Cycle — and Win $100 for “Selling” Your Period

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The following is a post sponsored by Change the Cycle. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Would you like to change your cycle? Your menstrual cycle, we mean. Would you, perhaps, like to sell it? And play Mad Libs? AND be entered to win a $100 AMEX gift card? Oh, yeah. We thought so. …
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Planning for the Run for Her! Ovarian Cancer Run and Friendship Walk

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer has a special place in my heart—one of my dearest friends' mother passed away from this disease in November 2007. My friend Ann was one of the only people who offered up her couch when I moved back to LA in February of 2006 and meant it, …
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You Know You’re Trying to Get Pregnant When…

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Unless you're one of the lucky ones who get knocked up just thinking about ovulating (and I'm not bitter, promise...hehe), it probably took you a few months of "practice" to get the deed done. So for those who are in the baby-making process—especially if that progress is taking months or years, we …
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When Being a New Mom Beats You Up and Wears You Down

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We recently had an entire week dedicated to postpartum depression-related content. Jessica, who has shared her journey through pregnancy and who had her baby boy in February, shares some of the struggles she's been facing during the first months of motherhood. We want other moms to know that the …
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Tips for Life After the NICU (Although We Hope You Never Have to Use Them): Part 2

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This week on Fit Bottomed Mamas, we're raising awareness of postpartum depression. In this two-part series, reader Kim O. shared with us her experience with a premature infant and her tips for parents of NICU babies. Today, she shares more tips on life before and after a NICU stay and how she …
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