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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...
It was football season, and a decaf pumpkin spice, oversized hoodie, and ripped blue jeans were perfect complements to my newfound pregnancy glow. A familiar, yet welcomed, queasiness turned my stomach. I loved being pregnant! And, with seven healthy...
What do you do after you’ve accepted the fact that in vitro fertilization (IVF) is your best chance of getting pregnant? If you’re like my husband and me, you take a break. Sometimes it’s best to do nothing. I wrote...
We’ve all had a point in our life when the ache in our hearts is unbearable. That’s how I would explain grief to someone. And yet, how we react to grief is so personal. Some of us cry out,...
My husband wanted to announce our pregnancy at 12 weeks on social media. I was 12 weeks pregnant on Father’s Day, and he had had such little control in any of this. We had our daughter in the summer...
Celebration is a part of our lives. It is natural for us to celebrate as an expression of joy and love. We celebrate births, anniversaries, and achievements. I am even guilty of celebrating a successful trip to the grocery...
You don’t know me, but I am your friend, your coworker, a fellow room mom, or the woman taking a walk one night in my neighborhood. I look happy. I have a partner, a career, and a child. My...
So I have a question. When did society dictate how our birth experience is perceived? Since when do those who give birth unmedicated earn a gold star while those that choose to get an epidural are told they didn't give...
It may not be a popular opinion, but I can't wait to love my postpartum body.  I'm sure there will be moments when I loathe that statement, and maybe even myself. But this isn't a new journey for me. With...
Both of my children were born at IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, a little over three years apart. The birthing experiences were very different from each other. One was typical, one was not. Though they were very different,...
When I started our IVF medications, I held my breath for a rainbow. Through the retrieval and transfer, I am not sure I ever allowed myself a moment to truly breathe in and out. Anyone who has experienced fertility...
Welcome to the word vomit version of my most recent birth story, well, more birth recovery. Buckle up. We all envision that perfect, blissful, according-to-plan delivery and recovery, am I right? But, more times than not that isn’t the...

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Indianapolis Moms Guide to February Family Events

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Don't let the cold and snow keep you from experiencing the fun around Indy this month! Take a look at our list of February...
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