Pregnancy + Birth

Pregnancy and the birth of a new baby are some of the sweetest – and sometimes most challenging – seasons of a women’s life. The category of Pregnancy + Birth features articles to help you every step of the way — trimester tips, baby shower inspo, etc. — as well as how to find an OBGYN, where to connect with local support groups, helpful books to read, the best birth options in Fort Worth, and more! 

Fort Worth Moms publishes original, personal stories and advice from local moms, as well as relevant and fun information for those of us in the trenches of parenthood. 

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If not donated or saved on your own, a newborn's umbilical cord blood is disposed of after the placenta is delivered, throwing away the potential for it to cure any of the thousands of patients fighting leukemia, lymphoma, and...
I am convinced that there are two types of ladies in the world. Ladies that LOVVVVVVE being pregnant and ladies that don't. Usually those in the former camp imagined they'd like it before it happened, but then realized really...
When I found out I was pregnant for the second time, I felt ready. Put me in, coach! To my surprise, my second pregnancy has been nothing like the first. However, my research found many moms experience differences in their...
If I had taken into consideration the possibility of other delivery methods, such as a C-section, I’m sure I would’ve been more prepared.
This post is part of an editorial series, “The Stork Stories,” brought to you by the Fort Worth Moms Blog and Texas Health. We hope these pieces provide you with helpful information, encouragement, and answers as you prepare for baby’s...
In the quite of the night, I can still feel the sadness of my younger self, desperate for a baby.

A Tale of Two Epidurals

I had nightmares about my birth with my son for more than a year. I went into it expecting a birth similar to my daughter. Instead it was five hours of pure torture.

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