Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers who are changing the world," Devan's a regular contributor to The Huffington Post Canada, Disney's Babble.com, and other places around the web. Check out Devan's lifestyle website byDevan, where you will find everything you need to have a happy, fulfilled, and busy life.

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers who are changing the world," Devan's a regular contributor to The Huffington Post Canada, Disney's Babble.com, and other places around the web. Check out Devan's lifestyle website byDevan, where you will find everything you need to have a happy, fulfilled, and busy life.

Being pregnant is exhausting, and it totally makes sense when you think about it–you're growing a totally new, working human, and all the energy it takes to create life comes out of you. While I found the first and third trimesters to be the most exhausting, realistically, I needed extra sleep all ...

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I love being pregnant, and as I near the end of what is most likely my last pregnancy, I am trying to soak all of it in. I love feeling the baby move inside, I love the kicks, the twists, and yes, even the painful ones. I like watching my shape change and feeling wonderfully round and it helps that my husband loves the new curves as well. ...

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If you've been looking through baby name books and throwing ideas back and forth with your partner, but just can't land on something, you're not alone. It's one of the biggest decisions to make as a new parent and while your child could change it later on, no one wants to choose a name that ultimately doesn't fit. If you're super into the ...

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I live in a place where we have four very distinct seasons. Winter is cold as cold can be, with snow so deep that you can't walk without boots. Spring brings warmer air and a lot of rain. Summer is so hot that you don't want to be without air conditioning, and autumn brings cooler, dry weather when it shows up. I have things I love about each ...

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I love baby names. It's one of my favorite first-things to do during pregnancy, and often I have a name chosen for my next baby before I am even pregnant. I have a love for the unusual names and especially the names that have some sort of meaning to the parents. I take into consideration ...

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If you're planning to offer your baby breastmilk through a bottle, full-time or part-time, the idea of pumping might seem like an impossible juggle. Ideally, pumping will work best if you've been able to establish a good milk supply through nursing. It's not an option in every situation, but if it's available to you and you're comfortable with ...

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