Devan McGuinnessAuthor

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.

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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 [&hellip
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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 [&hellip
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I can still remember each morning like it was yesterday, when I stood in the washroom, holding tightly onto the pregnancy test that showed I was finally pregnant. Each time it happened, I stood in awe, not really believing it, but so ready for the new chapter of growing a baby, hopeful it would work. [&hellip
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When I was pregnant with my youngest child, I was worried about how the newest member of the family was going to change the dynamic with my older children. I was not new to having a new baby in the family, but this was the first time there was such a big age gap. I worried. [&hellip
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I am not a fan of baby showers — not as the guest of honor or the attendee. When it comes to crowds of people, being the center of attention or having to interact with too many people drains my energy and can leave me feeling exhausted, so it’s not my favorite way to celebrate [&hellip
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Crawling is one of those milestones in a baby’s life that opens up a completely new world for them. First time parents may hope their baby starts moving – like it’s a sign of super smarts in their child – but I felt a little differently. Parents who have older children know that once that [&hellip
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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 [&hellip
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Babies are hard work. I have four children, and you would think I would be used to how much work kids under 1 year old are, but here I sit with my 8-month-old and am still surprised. Yes, he wants my attention at all times of the day. If he gets sick or doesn’t feel [&hellip
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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 [&hellip
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When you find out you’re pregnant, you pretty much brace yourself for the nausea and vomiting since it’s one of the first signs you anticipate. While not every woman will experience pregnancy nausea, most do and for me – it was brutal. I had terrible nausea and vomiting for the majority of my pregnancies and [&hellip
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