Pregnancy can be one of the most joyous times in a family. It can also be one of the most stressful and difficult, and even traumatic. If a woman has struggled with infertility or miscarriages, it can be scary and filled with much uncertainty. It is my desire to provide uplifting content and useful information for wellness during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum for moms.
A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die. Mary Mason

The Season We Didn’t Expect

It was a chilly day in late November, almost two years ago. We were in the car, driving toward home. Out of the blue, my husband looked at me with a grin and said, “Hey, do you want to start trying to have a baby?” I thought about it for a second. It felt like a scary...

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Trusting God In This Pregnancy

First of all, let me apologize to all of you that my posting has been so sparse over the last few months since summer. I am now 20 weeks pregnant with a baby GIRL! Her name is Lydia Jane Rios, and she is our fourth child (third girl) and she is due to arrive sometime...

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My Journey to Healing from Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Any mom who ever dealt with morning sickness during pregnancy knows that it can be difficult, even debilitating. For moms who have had hyperemesis gravidarum, this is especially true. Hyperemesis Gravidarum is also known as extreme morning sickness, and it can strike during any trimester and last any length of time, sometimes the entire pregnancy. 

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The Amazing Fortitude of NICU Moms

Let me tell you about one of THE strongest women I know. Her name is Brandi. Tears flow down my face when I think of the pain and the heartache that she has endured since she became a mom. Brandi is a mom to three sweet boys. Not just one, but all three of her babies were in the NICU after they were born, due to being born prematurely, because of circumstances beyond Brandi’s control.

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So You Want to Have a Natural Childbirth…

In my last post, I wrote about one of the most amazing experiences of my life—natural childbirth. I was able to go this route with two of my three births. Let me tell you, if it’s truly what you want, go for it! But whatever you do, DON’T go into it unprepared. Do your research. And then do some more research. Then, implement and practice the methods that you find, before the big day.

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Why I Chose Natural Childbirth After a Cesarean

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I remember anxiously looking forward to the day I’d wake my hubby up in the middle of the night and tell him, “It’s time!” I wasn’t really sure of what would happen after that. I hadn’t done a lot of research onto how to pull it off, but I was sure that I wanted to opt out of pain medications. 

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Hi, I’m Jordan Rios. Thank you so much for visiting my site! I am a wife, mother of three littles, and an ESL teacher. I make my home in East Tennessee…..learn more

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