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.

Parenting brings so many emotions along with it because we all want to do the best we can, but without that all-knowing handbook that doesn't exist, there are so many unknowns. The decisions can be huge and could affect our children for the rest of their life and well, who wants to mess up parenting? Parenting a newborn has many ...

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Coming up with the perfect baby name for your child can feel like a lot of pressure - and when you factor in the middle name, there are even more decisions to make. The name is one of the few ways your child can make a first impression - even before meeting someone - so many considerations should be made first. Middle names are not necessary, ...

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When I was nearing the end of my first pregnancy, I had a lot of questions about what labor and birth were going to be like. Was it going to be as painful as everyone said it was going to be? Would I get an epidural in time? Would I need to be induced or have a c-section? One thing that never did cross my mind was if I would have an episiotomy. ...

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You could say I have a (healthy) obsession with baby names, because even though the chances of us having another child are super slim, I still love thinking about the perfect names. If you're planning to expand your family, are in the process of it, or are like me and just love names, there are a lot of considerations to be made when choosing ...

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I remember when I was nearing the end of my first pregnancy - I was excited, scared, and soaking up all the information I could about the next stage: labor and birth. The idea terrified me, I'm not going to lie. It didn't have a lot of experience with this whole thing - and being the first of my friends and siblings to have a baby, I relied a lot ...

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As your pregnancy starts to come to an end and your focus turns to labor, birth, and your baby, you probably have a lot of things on your mind. We tend to put a lot of focus on the pregnancy, but in the third trimester especially, talking about labor is important--because it's going to happen. In my first pregnancy, labor was this abstract ...

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