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“A Mother’s Life is at Risk” Pregnancy: MY PPROM Story

As my husband and I watched our baby moving on the sonogram screen before us, hearing the familiar fluttering that filled the darkened room, we found it nearly impossible to digest what the specialist had just told us. “I advise that you terminate this pregnancy.”  This is my PPROM story and what every woman of child-bearing years needs to […]

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Joy and Loss: How We Became Foster Parents

First, we got a license to be a foster care home, and then we “opened” to receive calls for potential placement. We opened at midnight on a Monday. I turned on my phone ringer Sunday night, just in case. I had the feeling of anticipation identical to the days before my biological babies were born, when I was […]

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Understanding Stillbirth

Understanding Stillbirth

Last summer, when I became pregnant we were thrilled.  Like most women, I was a bit nervous through the first trimester.  I held my breath and felt the huge sigh of relief that comes with the start of the second trimester. Unfortunately, that relief was short lived.  At 17 weeks, we found ourselves sitting in a perinatologist’s office.  […]

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Love For A Child :: Overcoming the Fear in Adoption

In honor of National Adoption Month, we’re bringing you a series this week on adoption and fostering. We hope “A Road to Adoption” provides helpful information for those considering the journey and those who’ve already started!  I always wanted to adopt….my husband did not, he wanted to father his children and pass on the family […]

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Our Gotcha Day :: 7,700 Miles Away From Home

In honor of National Adoption Month, we’re bringing you a series this week on adoption and fostering. We hope “A Road to Adoption” provides helpful information for those considering the journey and those who’ve already started!  “Gotcha Day” is the term used by adoptive parents to describe the day you meet and bring your child […]

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Here's me recovering from chasing my 2 and 3 year olds around DisneyWorld at 8 months pregnant. Ok, maybe I wasn't the best rule follower.

Six Ways We Make Pregnancy Miserable: Are You Guilty?

I’ll admit it: I wasn’t a very good pregnant woman. Yes, I followed most of the rules. No hot dogs or colored M&M’s. No sit ups after week fifteen. No hot tubs. Got it. But, let’s be honest. Whose pregnant brain has the capacity to remember all of those things to do and avoid? Now […]

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Keegan’s Story: The Youngest Heart Transplant Recipient in Texas

**January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Each Friday this month, in honor of those babies, we wanted to use this time to share a few stories from local moms who’ve dealt with these trials and tribulations and provide some great resources and information from local Dallas doctors. Although not all birth defects can be prevented, […]

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