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This is my third pregnancy and if there is anything I've learned so far is that I despise being the pregnant friend. During my first pregnancy, I honestly didn't have a lot of friends to hang out with, so...
When my alarm clock sounded, I was already wide awake after barely sleeping overnight. I could not have been more excited to finally see our baby after knowing we had been pregnant for five weeks and waiting for this...
Our stories are powerful. When we share them, they can help us heal and bring hope to others. The following stories highlight the unimaginable, pregnancy and infant loss. Story One She was 18 years old, a freshman in college. Nervously, she...
Dear (soon-to-be) Mama, Whew. Take a breath. You just received a life-changing phone call, a call that quite literally felt like a needle popping your innocent pregnancy balloon. This phone call never even crossed your mind when you decided...
I forgot how lonely the first trimester is. It's a silent suffering. Those first few weeks and months are exciting; there's so much joy that you can't share with anyone yet. It's also some of the most uncomfortable months...
Bleeding during pregnancy. If you are anything like me, seeing blood come from your vagina while pregnant is enough to send you into a full-blown panic. Maybe I am a little uneducated, possibly bleeding during pregnancy is not talked...
I got pregnant with my firstborn in 2018. No sooner had I seen two pink lines than the comments started. A couple of the comments were "Don't get an epidural" and "Don't get induced." Those comments were followed up...
I was a freshman in high school taking a speech and debate class. Teams of two would take a topic and debate a team of two arguing the opposite. My friend Robert and I prepped to argue in support...
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...

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Best Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse Around Indianapolis

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On April 8th, 2024, at 3:06 pm, a total solar eclipse will be completely visible throughout the continental United States, with Indiana being a...