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Giving birth in Germany

Giving Birth in Germany

I had never planned to have children outside of the United States. The hope for an overseas assignment always seemed like a long shot for my husband’s career, and the thought of fighting a language barrier and different practices of medicine terrified me. Nevertheless, we decided to try for just one more child while living […]

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When All The 'Unexpecteds' Leave You Weary

The Story of My Premature Baby: When All the ‘Unexpecteds’ Leave You Weary

*The following was written in September 2016, two weeks after giving birth. Whereas I am currently past the emotional turmoil described, I still felt these are words that need to be heard in honor of World Prematurity Day and for others who may be battling the ‘unexpecteds’ right now.  I unexpectedly had a baby. Don’t […]

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Organic Sex: Natural Family Planning and the Military

Here is a little story. We had just moved overseas and were welcomed by the most incredible group of people. I was so excited! We were still in a temporary apartment off-base waiting for our house to be inspected and repainted when I found out I was pregnant with our second child. Our first was […]

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Dad Says: Yes, You DO Need That Breast Pump!

We found out that my wife was pregnant with our first child and that I had orders to Aviano Air Base in Italy at almost the exact same time. Up until that point, my wife worked full time as a pediatric psychologist at a local children’s hospital. She spent most of her day in and […]

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