Thank you to our partners at Heartland Women’s Group for sponsoring this post and offering excellent care to Wichita moms!The Duchess of Cambridge made national news when Kensington Palace announced she had severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum). Most women experience some kind of morning sickness during pregnancy, so what was it that sent the princess […]
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I grew up in the dance studio. From age three, I was in a black leotard and pink tights, learning about movement and my body. As a young person, I thrived on the art of dance: specifically tap, jazz and ballet. I loved learning combinations and routines, practicing to perfect my technique and nothing […]
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. -Lao Tzu Together we held our son, who was still born, in the middle of the night. You helplessly watched your daughter take her last breath on my warm bare chest. You were always calm, collected and […]
I love looking at birth photos. The images are raw and powerful. The mothers are vulnerable and beautiful. My own birth photos look a little different than the typical “natural birth” photos. There is no labor ball, no birth tub, and no dad cutting the cord. Instead, there are photos of me on the operating […]
I’ve always been an anxious person. As a small child I was afraid that the wind would blow off my hair. I went through an entire season of wearing a jacket zipped up to my chin; my hair tucked securely beneath the hood. This might not have been a problem, except it was summertime and we lived in […]
Something invaluable to every mom is her tribe. But sometimes, due to geography or just the time on the clock, your “in real life” tribe is unavailable. I have been very thankful over the course of my mothering career, that I also have an online tribe to turn to for advice, recommendations, and friendship. Here […]
Do you adore tiny newborn babies? Do you feel the need to hold every baby in sight? Do you get the urge for another of your own when you hold that little cocoon of limbs in your arms? Well, I have a confession for you…not me. Newborns aren’t my thing. Let me back up a […]
Not only have members of the Wichita Moms Blog Team experienced Postpartum depression, but we have shared several posts that have resonated with hundreds of moms who have experienced the same: An Unexpected Beginning: Motherhood and Postpartum Depression, From Making Excuses to Getting Help: Struggling with Postpartum Depression, What I Learned From Postpartum Depression One […]
In the 8th month of my final pregnancy, I find myself reflecting back and becoming more and more emotional as I prepare to close this chapter in life. Pregnancy has been everything I ever dreamed it would be and more. I was prepared for morning sickness and gaining an unbelievable amount of weight. Giving up weekend […]
In the months leading up to the birth of my first child, I researched everything I could think of to help prepare me for the monumental changes to come: – The stages of labor and methods of natural birth (and other delivery methods and interventions that might become medically necessary) – Whether or not to […]
Our second annual Bloom event was sponsored by a group of PHENOMENAL community partners. Wesley Medical Center and Botanica, The Wichita Gardens made this wonderful event possible. We adore you!
My husband and I were ready to have a baby. Then, it happened – the very first month. There were those two pink lines, and my heart raced with excitement, dreaming of all the rainbows and sunshine that motherhood would bring. We had always said we wanted two children, and we were excited to start […]
Thank you to Heartland Women’s Group for sponsoring this post and providing excellence in healthcare for Wichita moms!
I have always felt like a late bloomer. I didn’t date much as a high schooler, and finally felt like I found my groove in life in my late 20s. So I suppose it makes sense that I was an older bride which led to becoming an older first-time mom. The decision to become a […]