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August 13, 2017

The first trimester is one of the strangest emotional times of a woman's life.  We may be excited, shocked, terrified, thrilled or all of the above, but most often we are not supposed to talk about it.  Many women keep the news of pregnancy within their partnership in the first trimester.  Our culture in general is unaccepting of pregnancy and birth, and un-equipped to discuss the pain of working to conceive, of pregnancy loss, of body changes, or hormonally induced emotions.  Women are isolated in the worry and joy of motherhood from the very beginning.  And then, the puking.

You guys, I hate the term "morning sickness".  Some moms do find this prenatal nausea to plague them only in the morning, or another limited time of the day.  But I am one of the lucky mamas blessed with all day, all night, over all unrelenting nausea and c...

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