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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. 

Every article published via Fort Worth Moms — whether someone from our in-house team, a guest writer, or a sponsored writer — uses their words to reflect their own opinions, experiences, and beliefs. No singular post or collection of posts represents the opinions, beliefs, or agenda of Fort Worth Moms.

Naturally, one of the most popular questions asked by full-term pregnant women appears to be: What are the early symptoms of labor? As a seasoned birth-giver, I have decided to make a fool-proof list. If you have any of these symptoms, or none, and you are past 37 weeks, you are guaranteed to begin active labor before your baby is born . . .

A Tale of Two Epidurals

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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.

Belly Diaries: Times TWO

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After being particularly grouchy and rude to my sweet husband on Mother's Day, I happened to look at a calendar and decided to take a pregnancy test.  Immediately, my grouchiness was explained with two little pink lines. Excited and surprised,...
Pregnancy is tiring, and often our birthing experiences are so much more than we expected. To ease some of that new-mama fear, and answer the questions you never thought to ask, we asked our readers and contributors what is...
Our “Guide to Pregnancy + Birth" helps local women find the best fit for their pregnancy and birthing needs and wants. From doctors and birthing options to options for resources, like belly binding or chiropractic care, this guide has something for everyone. 

Joining Club Miscarriage

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If the title of this post seems glib, please forgive me. I have just been drop-kicked into a secret club of which I wanted no part. Miscarriage, defined as the loss of pregnancy prior to 20 weeks gestation, occurs...
My body relaxed. I pushed and realized that my body was made for this. I stopped sweating. The shakes were gone. I was completely at peace and entirely empowered to do this birthing business. I suddenly felt as though I could conquer the world. (Anyone in here feel like busting out a Beyonce song right now?)

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8 Tips for Making a DFW Family Staycation Smooth Sailing

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