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Child Birth Education

Child Birth Education – if you ask my husband, the two full days of childbirth education I asked (forced?) him to attend with me at the hospital were among the longest two days of his life. Nine years later, I don’t remember many of the details except that there were lots and lots…

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Grief over a lost pregnancy

Grief over a lost pregnancy. There are many subtitles that are under a lost pregnancy. The first is a miscarriage. A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Approximately half of all fertilized are lost spontaneously, usually before the woman knows she is pregnant. Among women…

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You are pregnant

Getting ready for your new role as a mom First of all, with early pregnancy, you may not feel pregnant yet, but your little one or ones are definitely going through major growth and development changes. Therefore, you want to be careful to read books about your new journey of being a parent,…

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Free counseling for Mothers

One of the biggest draws for me personally to the work being done at Hopeful Beginnings is the amazing service of free counseling for mothers experiencing post-partum depression and difficulty transitioning to motherhood. Those that know me undoubtedly know that I am a mother to three very active young boys and the road…

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Used baby items

Considerations for Used Baby Items   During pregnancy, it is very easy for an expectant mom to feel overwhelmed by all of the options and the expenses for baby items. A mom might wonder how she is going to afford the items or what items might work well even if they have been…

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Infertility

When I first announced that I was taking the Executive Director job here at Hopeful Beginnings one of the first questions I was asked was if we provided counseling for woman experiencing fertility issues. The answer to this question is not straightforward. No, we do not offer counseling specifically for infertility, but we…

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