Car Seat Safety

Car seat safety is critical to your child's health and well being. However making sense of all of the options and necessities can be very infusing. Here is Birth You Desire's quick guide for you. The safest car set for you child is one that fits your child, fits your car, and is easy for [...]

Guilty Confession: I wanted a girl (*)

I never hoped I would have a daughter. I simply assumed I would. Being the oldest of four sisters myself, I somewhat assumed after one got pregnant, one naturally had a baby girl. I had two boys. Two gorgeous, live, healthy, beautifully crazy and loving boys that are pure joy. When I got pregnant the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T16:52:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Pregnancy|0 Comments

The Post-Mother’s Day Exhalation

For a loss mom, there is no day that is so communally terrifying as Mother’s Day. It is the day where you feel like you were almost invited to the party that all of the “cool kids” get to go to. It’s the day that can feel like an obligation—to celebrate your own mother (if [...]

Storytellers

  The first time I walked through those hospital doors…it didn't feel real. But the extreme pain my body was experiencing kept my mind tied to reality. This was happening. My late-night ER visit was for reasons that every pregnant woman dreads—blood and pain. So much pain. The first time I walked through those hospital [...]

By | 2017-05-18T12:15:46+00:00 May 18th, 2017|1st Trimester, Pregnancy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How To Support Loss Moms On Mother’s Day

Mother's Day. For many loss moms, it's one of the toughest days of the year. For others, it's bittersweet. Still others use it as a chance to openly celebrate their children. To say that it's complicated feels too simple. It's extremely complicated for each mother, and varies considerably from mother to mother. That makes it [...]

By | 2017-05-12T17:03:59+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 20: Halfway There!

On Sunday, we officially hit the halfway point of this pregnancy! Our little rainbow, Colbie, is now as big as a banana, and I can feel more consistent movements. Despite all the worrying, fears, aches, and pains along the way, I am finally letting go a lot of negative feelings, and starting to love every [...]

The Pregnancy After Pregnancy After Loss

I'd say I don't know why I haven't written about it sooner, but that's not true. I know why: I'm scared. Terrified actually. I've realized that I don't like to talk about it. I don't like to actually tell people that I'm pregnant. I'm much rather they hear it from someone else, or can tell [...]

By | 2017-05-09T09:40:50+00:00 May 9th, 2017|19weeks, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Learning to celebrate Mother’s Day

I had a whole lot of hard Mother's Days and one good one from the time we started trying to have children until the time our rainbow baby was born. Mother's Day the first year we were trying to get pregnant was not too bad. After all, everyone knows that it may take a little [...]

Our Heath and Pregnancy after Loss

This topic isn't a fun one, because to some degree many of us have faced a level of unhealthiness. Raise your hand if any of these are you: The temporary comfort of sweets and carbs makes you feel happy if even for just a second--and so you turn to them, frequently. And you don't always know [...]

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 19: Ambivalence and Hope

Wow, nineteen weeks already. Where does the time go? It just seems like yesterday I was starting another cycle of clomid, praying that it would finally be the month we would conceive our rainbow.  Despite feeling baby kicks more regularly now, it still doesn’t feel real at times. With my pregnancy with our angel, Amelia, [...]