Video: The not-so-pretty reality of postpartum hair loss

Shares 653 After each of my pregnancies I knew losing my hair was a possibility, having heard other moms talk about this icky postpartum reality. But when you’re standing in the shower and you pull out a chunk of your hair it’s still shocking, no matter how many times it’s happened, or how prepared you are for your mop to jump scalp. Postpartum hair loss is the result of changing…

Yay! Baby born to woman with uterus transplant

Shares 342 For anyone struggling with infertility because of a non-existent or non-functioning uterus, a new medical breakthrough is offering a ray of hope. On Friday, Baylor University Medical Center announced that for the first time in the United States, a woman who had a uterus transplant gave birth to a baby. The only other place this has happened is at a hospital in Sweden, where uterus transplants have resulted…

My IVF journey part 3: What the injections are really like

Shares 344 Over the next 9 weeks, we invite you to come along on an IVF journey, step by intense step. From making the decision to go forward with in-vitro fertilization, to the meds involved and what they’re really like, and to finding out whether this emotional and sometimes painful roller coaster ride yielded the results so dreamed of and prayed for. BabyCenter blogger Melissa Willets will be documenting every detail in a…

These guys are my giant, awkward pregnant-lady spirit animal

Shares 341 Once upon a late night a few years back, I took one last scroll through Facebook. My newsfeed was booming with spirit-animal-this and spirit-animal-that. And because I refuse to ever pass on even one “what year will you die in?” or “how many kids will you have?” quiz, I clicked on “Quiz: What is your spirit animal?” In my heart I knew I would be paired with something…