To The Child I Never Wanted

Guest Post by Ashley from https://seriousmomshit.net/ To the child I never wanted,Thank you. Thank you for coming in my life.Thank you for restoring me.Thank you for giving me a second chance. It wasn’t YOU I never wanted.It was the thought of you. The pregnancy, the doctor appointments, the birth.The sleepless nights, the tired me I’d meet again, the starting over.Pumping, dumping, feeling sore, becoming more unorganized, more running, more chaos. You came at a time in my life when I […]

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Second Child Syndrome… My Unborn 2nd Child is Already Getting Shafted

I’m the eldest of three children. My sister, the middle child, has complained all her life about getting the short end of the stick. She even calls it, “Second Child Syndrome.” Now, pregnant with MY second child, I’m starting to see her point. Huge Annoucements With first babies, couples tend to get all creative when announcing their pregnancies. Some film cute YouTube videos,  write songs, have creative photoshoots, send elegant cards by mail, or surprise their friends and families. They post ultrasound photos […]

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Pregnancy Sex-What to Expect (In Bed) When You’re Expecting

Your pregnancy test comes back positive, and you’re ready to bring another human into the world. With the seed successfully planted and a lot of planning ahead of you, there’s no time or need to have pregnancy sex, right? Not necessarily. There are many benefits to having sex when you’re pregnant. Plus, nine months is a long time to go without making whoopie. With a pregnant belly, there will be awkward positions, embarrassing mishaps, and a slew of uncomfortable moments. […]

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A Tongue-in-Cheek History of Infertility

Infertility and its struggles are more common than we like to admit. Of every 10 American couples, 12-13 will have trouble becoming pregnant. The writers of the new book, You’re Doing it Wrong!, have prepared this (slightly silly) history of infertility for us. You’re Doing it Wrong! is a new book that investigates the storied history of expertise around mothering in the media, from the newspapers, magazines, doctors’ records and personal papers of the nineteenth century to today’s websites, Facebook groups, and Instagram […]

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Weird Pregnancy Tests Throughout History

Historically, we women have used some pretty bizarre methods to detect whether or not we have a bun in the oven. Long before the days of peeing on a stick, weird pregnancy tests used some of the same concepts. Some of my personal “pregnancy test” symptoms include being starving but too nauseous to eat, feeling even more tired than normal, and having breast tenderness. What are some of your symptoms that clue you in? I made a little video primer […]

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