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Molar Pregnancy: Fear and Loss

By Badass Madie

In August 2012, I missed my period and had a positive pregnancy test, baby number two! It was unexpected but fine, I wasn’t upset about it because I believe no child is a “mistake” and everything will work out. I called my doctor to make my first appointment, which given their calculations, I was still only 3 or so weeks. Around 8 weeks I went in to “confirm” and have my first ultrasound. At my 8 week appointment when the ultrasound tech found the baby I instantly knew something was wrong! This was my second baby. I had an idea about the size the baby would be at 8 weeks, like a little peanut, all I saw was a “yolk sac” as the ultrasound tech called it. The ultrasound tech didn’t say a word after that, other than the doctor will be with me very shortly, but I was certain that I already knew. [Read more…]

Badass Breastfeeder of the Week: 6-8-15


Badass April shares, “This is our first recorded (second latch) after finishing chemo and pumping and dumping for almost 5 full months. When people told me I was crazy for trying this I stuck to my guns. I wasn’t letting cancer take away my God given right to nurse my last born child. It was a battle I fought and won! Relatching was a battle too after all those months of bottles and he was1 day shy of 4 weeks old when we started chemo and just turned 6 months when I got the ok to nurse. Feel free to share away as I had a hard time finding positive stories of mommas in my situation. Most I found the moms tried to pump but ended up quitting due to the side effects of chemo!”