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.

I am obsessed with baby names. And coming up with that perfect name is not easy—but it is fun! When I was looking for a name for my fourth child, I wanted something that was unusual, but not totally out there. I wanted it to have something special about it. When I came across the name, ...

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Everything about pregnancy is kind of on the strange and unusual side. Yes, it's a natural thing to become pregnant and, well, totally necessary to continue our species, but it's weird nonetheless. Watching your body change shape, feeling something grow and move, oh, and the dealing with the ...

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When I had my first baby over eight years ago, I had never even seen a newborn, let alone held one before. I asked my mom all kinds of questions about what labor and delivery was going to be like and what to expect when I had a baby in my arms. She was a ...

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As your pregnant body begins to take shape and your due date draws closer, you'll probably find yourself wondering what labor and contractions are going to feel like. If you've not experienced them, the idea of "extreme pain" can be frightening. But no two women are the same, and no two women can describe what ...

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Breastfeeding has been one of my favorite moments in parenting for many reasons. It has always been a desire of mine to feel the close bond that others talk about throughout breastfeeding and when I made it a big goal of mine to breastfeed my 3rd child until she self-weaned – something I was unable ...

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There are so many places to find baby-name inspiration, and classic books, characters, and fairy tales are great places to look. If you fell in love with a character from your favorite fairy tale movie or book at any age, look to that loved story to find the inspiration for your child-to-be's name. Many people ...

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Coming up with baby names requires a lot of careful thought. Some people like the traditional names, not wanting to sway too much from the most popular names list. Others like to go way off in another direction -- like celebrities who are often said to have offspring with strange names. One thing is for sure, though: asking for input and advice ...

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If you were to read my kindergarten yearbook, you'd come across a mini-bio of myself where I answered questions prompted by the teacher. One question asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, and while my fellow classmates answered with typical kid replies like "police officer," "astronaut," and "doctor" my answer was different. At the small age ...

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