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It took us almost three years to get pregnant with our daughter Madison. Three years of shots, fertility treatments, tears, IVF, IUI, miscarriages, heartbreak, and finally, success. I realize that even after all that, I am one of the lucky...
Yes, I had an abortion. You wouldn't guess that I would be someone who would have had one. I don't tell most people. Not that I am ashamed of it; it's not something that comes up in casual conversation....
Like many expecting new moms, I embraced the resources we now have - endless apps to track week by week, Instagram accounts dedicated to each stage of pregnancy, and calendars that help you monitor your symptoms. For someone like...
Information about lactation is easier to find than ever thanks to social media and the internet, but it seems like so many incorrect myths are hard to get rid of. It wouldn’t be such a big deal if these...
Even to this day, I look at the clock at 7:00 AM and immediately think about women sitting anxiously in a doctor’s office waiting on the next steps of their treatment.  Strong women. Brave women. Dedicated women. Dreaming women.  …the women battling infertility.  This 7:00...
  Birthdays are usually spent celebrating an individual for a year of growth and living. We make cakes, give gifts, and gather to blow out candles. Rarely do we take the time, though, to reflect and honor the process of...
Millennials and Gen Z love to break tradition. We are going to many weddings now without bouquet tosses and first dances. Gender-neutral names are growing in popularity.  It was previously traditional to have a bridal shower and baby shower,...

Becoming a Surrogate

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For couples who have experienced infertility or loss while trying to have a baby, or for same-sex couples that want a biological child of their own, surrogacy may be the answer. If you are seeking a surrogate or are...
There I was, standing with a small group of women, sharing birth stories with a soon-to-be first-time mom, watching her face go from complete joy to utter panic in a mere 5 minute time span. What just happened? What...
"Four kids." Ten years ago, when my husband and I sat side by side in premarital counseling and the counselor asked each of us how many kids we desired to have, I said four. When our first daughter was placed...
It was my first pregnancy.  I was thirty-six.  The thought of labor and delivery was honestly terrifying to me.   I had no idea that the terrifying day of my daughter’s birth would not be birthing her but saving her and...
It’s 3:00 a.m. My toddler just woke up screaming for me. I am acutely aware of my large belly and swollen feet as I drag my tired body out of bed. As I rock her back to sleep, she puts her hand...
Behind every adorable, squishy, prized newborn is a woman learning how to tackle her new role of Mom. Don't forget about her. I have a vivid memory of being one week postpartum, standing in the shower, letting the water fall...
When you make the decision to grow your family, it can be extremely exciting. Along with that, you may have a growing list of questions, especially while we are still living in a pandemic. Indianapolis Moms understands – we've...

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Fall Craft Fairs Around Indy

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Fall is officially here! Time to bid farewell to summer farmers' markets and say hello to autumn craft fairs. Each show features goods from...
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