April Fools' Day is right around the corner, and you may have started planning the perfect prank. Perhaps you decided to fool your family and friends with a fake pregnancy announcement on social media. After all, that would really...
The day after I saw those two pink lines on my pregnancy test, I threw up while eating my breakfast. "Well, I guess that's the morning sickness." I shrugged it off and figured it was nothing more than another...
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Sitting alone in the car, waiting for my phone to ring so I can mask up and walk into the office alone. No excitement. No nervous chatter with my husband. Just silence, and...
OCTOBER IS PREGNANCY & INFANT LOSS AWARENESS MONTH, AND OCTOBER 15 IS PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE DAY.  *Trigger warning* pregnancy loss, infant Loss Having a miscarriage sent me reeling into a dark world of all of the things I never...
The white stick dropped into the trash can, conspicuously face-up, showing just one little pink line. When we first started trying for another baby, I took tests with regularity, but as time went on and I didn't get pregnant, I...
This post is part of a short editorial series about pregnancy brought to you by our partners at Lovelace Health Systems. Labor of Love offers assistance finding a health care provider and insurance, as well as support accessing community resources...
Warmer weather is just around the corner, and the New Mexico heat is not easy to deal with while pregnant. Trust us, it's normal to feel uncomfortable, agitated, and overheated. Your body is working overtime and the dry heat doesn’t...
I have one regret in life. One. That's it. I know I've only been around 30 years, but still, just one.  My one regret is not asking for help.  This post is about to get really personal. It's something I have...
As a teacher, I often hear kids tell each other, "You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit." They say this as they're passing out treats to one another on holidays or birthdays. It seems as...
Y por qué tardé hasta mi tercer embarazo. Como madres, muchas de nosotras podemos estar de acuerdo que tener el privilegio de cargar y dar luz a un bebé es algo que no tiene explicacion. Es hermoso.  Pero, para unas...
How Common is Infertility? Infertility is fairly common. It affects 1 out of every 10 couples trying to conceive. Issues in fertility are traced to the man in about one-third of the cases and the woman in the other two-thirds...
It’s no secret that pregnancy is tough. There are so many symptoms and issues in each trimester, but the one that leaves the biggest impression with many moms is the dreaded morning sickness. I suffered with it with both...
I had an electively induced birth. Let me tell you why.  I should preface this post by saying that they say you labor most like your sister(s). Well, my twin sister and I labored the same with our first child....
My firstborn came into the world the old-fashioned way and my second baby was born via C-section. I had a choice with my next little guy. . . a VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean) or a repeat C-section. To most...

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Bloom Virtual Event | June 27th, 2021 Bloom, a celebration of motherhood, is back, hosted by the ABQ Mom for the 5th time! This year's...