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20 Pregnancy Stories and New Mom Tales to Make You Feel Less Alone

Creating And Raising a Baby is a Wild Ride!

On my seven year anniversary of becoming pregnant with our firstborn child, I find myself thinking deeply about all that we women experience in the world of fertility, pregnancy, and new motherhood. 

Now, to be clear, I’m NOT thinking about this because we are planning on a third child (NOOO!!! I can barely handle two!) but rather because I know several people close to me who are in the process of trying to get pregnant, or are deep in the learning that comes with a newborn baby.

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It all made me realize that I have never before put together all the articles I’ve written on the topic into an organized resource. This is particularly shocking because do you know what the #1 most popular article of all time is on this here travel blog? It’s my “Strange Pregnancy Symptoms” article, which just passed 95,800 reads today!

Who knew that the most read post on a travel blog would be about the journey to… motherhood?! Now without further ado I give you this list of helpful pregnancy and new baby articles which I hope you’ll forward to anyone who could benefit from them.

Pregnancy Stories and New Mom Tales

Being pregnant is strange, funny, confusing, and weird. These stories will make you feel less alone in the odd things that happen to a body while growing life.

In the second half of the list, you'll learn tips and advice about the "Fourth Trimester" or newborn stage, including tales of nursing non-stop, getting a first passport, dividing chores with a partner, and travel with baby!

We Are NOT Meant to Create and Raise Life ALONE.

I’m sharing these articles with you today because it’s hard enough to be pregnant and raise young children — blessing though it is — but it’s even harder to do it in isolation. We need to know that others have gone through similar wild and crazy things, and that we are not alone!

Please use these articles for a laugh, for concrete advice, and to feel better, but please also reach out to others in your community, family, and online for the support that every single one of us needs to powerfully move through this massive set of transitions.

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From Tricks to Get Pregnant, to Gender Swaying…

It was my community that got me through every aspect of pregnancy and new motherhood, and I send them my deepest thanks now. Sometimes it’s the most random and peripheral community members that give the most impactful tips.

For getting pregnant, it was the friend of a friend who taught me about the FertilityFriend app and the paper and digital ovulation tests (affiliate link there) which helped pinpoint the 3-5 days a month that a gal is actually fertile. It was a fellow blogger who tipped me off to the the best acupuncture and womb masseuse (yes, Mayan womb massage exists, and is excellent) for trying to conceive — all of which I’m convinced worked together for success.

One of the biggest surprises came from the sister of a friend who overheard me wondering about the tricks to naturally getting pregnant with a girl, and tipped me off to the famous book on “gender swaying” by doctor Shettles (check it out at the affiliate there). I can’t guarantee the results for others, but I will say that after doing everything in the book, we were indeed able to have a girl! And a girl as stubborn as her Mama, at that.

Miracles of the Human Body and Spirit.

There has been so much about the journey through pregnancy and motherhood which has astounded me. On one hand, it’s felt shocking and jarring how much people didn’t tell me about what I would encounter. On the other hand, what a miracle to learn of previously unknown superpowers of one’s own body, and to experience the support of community when it appears.

What’s YOUR Experience with Pregnancy and Motherhood?

In the comments below, I would love if you would share anything that has stood out to you on your own fertility, pregnancy, and new parent voyage. Each of us has SUCH a different story, and I would love to hear yours!

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Sarah

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Loving these stories and wish I had read them when I was pregnant :)

Lillie Marshall

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Hoping to share them so others can see the ideas before they give birth!

Darla

Monday 20th of April 2020

Great thoughts here. I am sure it must be especially stressful to be pregnant at this time.

Lillie Marshall

Monday 20th of April 2020

Pregnancy always has its ups and downs, and the context of what's going on in the world certain has its effects on mood and logistics!

Merryl

Monday 20th of April 2020

Great post! Really insightful

Lillie Marshall

Monday 20th of April 2020

Thanks, Merryl!

Laura

Sunday 19th of April 2020

I wish I knew about this blog a year ago, when I was pregnant with our first son Luca. All the information is so valuable as you experience such weird things during pregnancy and I remember myself searching for everything on the internet! Really nice posts, Ill keep updated for more :)

Lillie Marshall

Monday 20th of April 2020

Thanks, Laura, and hope Luca is doing well!

Vlera

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Everything in this blog is sooo cute, I hopeall the best for you and your family

Lillie Marshall

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Thanks so much, Vlera! Sometimes things about pregnancy (like triangle belly) are more strange than cute, but you make a good point that it's nice to see the fun in everything!

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