Postpartum Hemorrhage: The Postpartum Experience I Wasn’t Prepared For

Being pregnant for me was like being a kid in a candy store. Literally. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, because I was totally fine with packing on the pounds if it meant making sure my oven was warm, toasty, and nourishing to my little bun.

With this being my first child, I napped at my leisure and meticulously decorated my nursery with the notion that it would be seen and not touched. I planned to breastfeed and make my own baby food and fully expected my child to be a member of Mensa while never being sick a day in her life. Today, we’re six months in and only a handful of these things actually came to fruition. 

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Welcome James Thomas

Since its launch in March of 2013, we’ve welcomed many babies into our Daily Mom family. During our first year, there was one almost every single month. We actually have an ongoing joke that if you want to get pregnant, join the Daily Mom team! This summer we welcomed our newest Daily Kid to the family, after a 2 year baby drought. 

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Welcome Ariana Rose!

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Here at Daily Mom we’re no strangers when it comes to newborns! Since our launch nearly half our team has given birth or is currently expecting! Our latest Daily Mom Baby is the adorable Ariana Rose.  Editor Kristy, her husband Brian, and big sister Alexa, welcomed little Ariana on July 21st; she weighed 7 lbs 5 oz and was 19 inches long.

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A Miracle After Two Tragedies

A miracle after two tragedies

I was 8 months pregnant with our first son when I went to a regular pregnancy check up and they couldn’t find his heartbeat. I was devastated and didn’t understand why this was happening to us. We had done everything we were supposed to and had already named him. Our doctor gave us the option to be put into labor that day or wait until my body put itself into labor. I chose to go in that day and have our son.

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I Was Told It Sometimes Happens With Twins

On my way home from that last doctor’s appointment I saw the first bald eagle I have ever seen in New England. It was circling above the Richmond exit as I got off the highway. Strangers were beginning to notice and comment on my belly. We had begun receiving gifts and cards for the baby shower and had them piled together in the living room. Tyler was almost finished painting the nursery and I was beginning to wash baby clothes so we could hang them in the closet. I felt like little squiggly fish were swimming in my belly.

WARNING: This post contains images of babies born prematurely. Proceed with discretion.

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Breast is Best, Except when It’s not

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When you have a baby these days, particularly if you live in Portland, Maine (or any other “progressive” city) you are overwhelmingly pressured into breastfeeding. And don’t get me wrong – it’s great that breastfeeding is now the recommended way to feed baby, and that doctors and parents alike are beginning (or continuing) to realize its incredible benefits. However, in a well-intentioned attempt to promote the wonders of breastfeeding, it seems other choices (i.e. formula) have been demonized. And that’s wrong. And here’s why.

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month- Share Your Stories

 Pregnancy and Infant Loss- Share your Story

Most of us know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it seems only a handful are aware that it’s also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month. Pregnancy and infant loss has become such a taboo topic. It is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person- the loss of a child. You never think, in your wildest dreams, that it will happen to you. We all hope and pray never to find ourselves among those who have suffered such an incredible loss, and yet there are many of us who have. And once you’ve experienced such a loss, it seems to take a lifetime to heal.

The healing process varies dramatically from person to person- some choose to keep to themselves, some choose to surround themselves with family and friends, some choose to join a support group. One of the most important steps in the healing process is to talk about your loss. And that’s just what we want you to do. We want you to share your stories with us, with our readers; your ups and your downs, and how you navigated your way through life after your loss. We want you to find comfort in knowing you’re not alone, in knowing your little angel will never be forgotten


If you’d like to share your journey with us, E-mail your story to moments@dailymom.com. Be sure to include a photo of yourself and a small bio based on these prompts:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Location

Photo credits: The Art of Making a Baby

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4th Trimester Bodies Project: Meet Ashlee Wells Jackson

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Daily Mom is thrilled to introduce our readers to Ashlee Wells Jackson, creator and photographer of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project.  Ashlee has been kind enough to share some of her favorite images of women breastfeeding their babies in honor of our Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign.  Read on to find out about what inspired the 4th Trimester Bodies Project and Ashlee’s personal journey with breastfeeding.

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