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, 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.


Can I tell you a secret? I hated being pregnant in the summer. I love pregnancy and the feelings that come with it, but during those few hotter months of the year, I am so over growing a human. It didn’t seem to matter that I was only in my first trimester during the summer [&hellip
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There were many ways I was expecting parenthood to change my life. I was warned of the lack of sleep I would experience and the zombie state I would live in for the first few years. I had an idea of how pregnancy was going to change my body, and was quite aware of how [&hellip
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I had so many cravings during my pregnancies and they ran the spectrum of nutrition – from bad-for-you onion rings to roasted broccoli, I wanted it all. There are not many other times in life where your body commands you eat something as strongly as it does when you’re pregnant and there are times where [&hellip
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My baby has hit the 6-month mark and dinners now involve a young baby reaching out to grab our forks, and mimicking chewing with his mouth. It’s adorable; and while I knew this time was going to come, as with any parenting phase, this one came so fast. We are following the baby-led weaning techniques [&hellip
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Saying goodbye is never easy, and it’s a heartbreaking reality for families who experience miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal loss. When we plan for our baby, we never plan for what we will do if the unthinkable happens–we want the bad outcomes to be unthinkable. We shouldn’t have to think about it, but for many of [&hellip
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The first time you’re pregnant you get all that time to soak in all the moments of awesome. You can rest your feet at the end of a long day, take a relaxing bath before bed, and, oh, those Sunday morning sleep-ins were the best. When you are pregnant for the second, third, or so-on [&hellip
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Technology has changed so much from when I had my first baby to just a few months ago when I was shopping for my fourth baby. With these changes, we get better resources to ensure our babies are happy, safe, and secure, so the technology changes are a welcome one for parents. I had one [&hellip
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When that pregnancy test turns positive, so many things run through our minds. For me, that sign was long-waited and while I was nervous about motherhood, I had so many things I was looking forward to experiencing. One experience that wasn’t on my running list was the pain and heartache from a miscarriage. Life had [&hellip
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I have never really been someone who loves games at parties–it’s a feat to get me to go to a party, so the idea of engaging with games and activities is just, well, not me. I know that unless I am the person of honor, it doesn’t’ matter what I want, because the point is [&hellip
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Getting sleep with a baby isn’t easy, and months of sleep deprivation can really wear you down. That’s an accurate way to describe what is going on in my house, because Silver, who is 6 months old now, is not really sleeping for large chunks of time. His sleeping patterns are getting better, though, and [&hellip
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