Presented by Columbia Mom, City Mom Collective, and Cord Blood Registry and Hosted by Our Sister Sites. Who :: This event is geared towards Columbia area moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the...
When I found out this summer that I was pregnant with our second child, I couldn’t help but compare the experience to my first pregnancy. I assumed there would be backaches and morning sickness, as well as intense cravings...
The peak of the pandemic/all the shut downs happened around mid-March. If you do the math, you may realize that almost nine months have passed. You may also realize that you are being invited to a number of baby...
My name is Erica and I am a wife, a mom, and a Cord Blood Registry (or Cbr® for short) educator! I live in Charleston but travel all over South Carolina and North Carolina sharing Cbr® information to parents...
Before I became pregnant with my first child, I would see pregnant women walking around and think how beautiful they looked. Friends who already had babies would tell me how much they loved being pregnant. I saw only good...
A week before the world shut down I welcomed my second son into the world. I'd heard about the Coronavirus and the outbreak in China, and cases in the U.S. had started to pop up, but what was about to...
I grew up as the poster child for the evangelical pro-life movement. From infancy, my mom brought me to our local Crisis Pregnancy Center as she volunteered or brought in donations. From the time I was in kindergarten, I...
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were a few weeks away from having my younger sister’s baby shower. Baby showers are honestly a godsend. They allow us to get help with the essentials (and not so essentials) for bringing...
Most of us grow up hearing how easy it is to get pregnant. "It can happen your first time," we hear, and a lot of us know people for whom this is the case. So imagine my surprise when more...
I am pregnant with my second child and just about a month away from my due date. And a new pregnancy symptom has popped up recently that I didn't anticipate. That symptom is a pretty severe case of mommy...
There are so many milestones we reach during pregnancy. Some good (like that first positive pregnancy test or hearing your baby's heartbeat the first time) and some scary (like holding your breath for those first 12 weeks or awaiting...
For a lot of people considering adoption, "open adoption" is a scary word. I understand. I've been there. Having both adopted and then given birth to a surprise baby, I have some perspective. I also know the law here,...
In the Spring of 2013, my husband and I were young, carefree newlyweds. Less than two months after saying “I do,” we were overjoyed to find that we were expecting our first child. We happily switched from unpacking wedding...
Bleeding during pregnancy is always scary. No matter how much or how often or when it occurs. When I was just shy of 14 weeks, I had my first experience with a Subchorionic Hemorrhage (SCH). I woke up around...
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The first time I went to Soda City Market I kept seeing people walk by with these AMAZING looking fruit bowls. I eventually stopped...

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