Treating Anemia During Pregnancy & Postpartum Naturally

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Are you feeling chronically exhausted, light headed, or even dizzy? Are your feet swollen and are you having a hard time concentrating? Or maybe you are addicted to crunching ice? Many think that most of the symptoms above, such as fatigue and swollen feet, are common to pregnancy, which is true. But may I exhort you for a moment to be diligent in knowing your body. If you are experiencing all … Continue reading →

When You Want Something So Bad and You Think You Won’t Get It

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Today is a big day for our family. Today is our 2nd trimester ultra-sound. And as I write this, I am actually kind of anxious. I've never been in this space before over an ultra-sound. Some might think it's a reflection of where I am spiritually. And to a degree it could be because you see I have been wrestling with something. And I am kind of embarrassed to say what it is because it seems so … Continue reading →

Have You Ever Felt Judged?

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Have you ever felt judged for the decisions you make regarding how you have your baby? How about for how many kids you have or don't have? Or what the education choices you have made for your children are? Maybe you've lost friends because of your decisions? Or friendships grew farther and more distant. You tell yourself it's just because you are in a busy season of life. You love your friend, … Continue reading →

Why We Didn’t Wait to Announce Our Pregnancy

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In the past 5 years there has been an increase of people waiting until they are over 12-18 weeks to announce their pregnancy. In fact, our announcement of our latest pregnancy was even met with some interesting responses after people would ask how far along I was. While I think this is a personal decision for each couple and it isn’t an eternal issue, I want to share four reasons why we chose to … Continue reading →

Dear Sister Struggling with Fear Before Birth

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Dear Sister Who is Due and Struggling with Fear, You are not alone. I know that you may feel, at times, like you can't do this-- this unknown experience of birth. You may even be believing lies or struggling with negative inner talk. I don't believe that, if Jesus were here, standing right in front of you, he would recommend any alternative birthing method to suppress your fears. Instead he … Continue reading →

The Heart Behind the Birth Plan

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Hear me out please. I am was going to share an article on epidurals in this post, but then I realized how very easy it is for you to simply google any article yourself. In fact, it is your responsibility to gain knowledge, both pros and cons, in making a decision regarding your health and your babies. I do not feel called to teach these pros and cons, there are many out there who are already doing … Continue reading →