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.


I can still remember it like it was yesterday, taking the pregnancy test and wondering if it was finally going to show up with two lines. I can remember that moment each time I found out I was pregnant and those first thoughts of both extreme excitement and wonderment. Whether your pregnancy was planned or [&hellip
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When I was pregnant with my fourth child, an entertainment story about a celebrity was all over the news, sharing her secret to losing weight after having a baby. I was worried about how I was going to “bounce back” (side note: I hate that phrase), and so I gave it a read. Apparently, she [&hellip
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Babies are expensive. When you’re pregnant and planning it all out – the expense can seem utterly overwhelming. But, when you really look at what you need to have a baby, by planning smart and using some easy tips, you’ll find that saving enough money to have a baby isn’t as impossible as it may [&hellip
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Pregnancy is one of the most amazing times because in a relatively short amount of time, your body is doing things that don’t seem possible. You’re growing a human, your body changes and grows, and all the symptoms in between – it is a lot! When you’re in a partnership, leaning on each other through [&hellip
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I was lying in bed about to fall asleep when I heard one of my kids’ door open. Thinking they were just heading for the washroom, I didn’t think much of it until I heard little feet walk down the stairs. It was odd behavior because, as a little 2-year-old, my child has always been [&hellip
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Expanding your family and welcoming a child into your relationship is a super exciting time. There are so many new things you’ll get to experience together and a world of wonder ahead of you. There will also be a lot of new responsibilities, stresses, and hard times that can rock even the most solid of [&hellip
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When my kids were young, I looked forward to two o’clock in the afternoon. That afternoon naptime was when the house would be quiet and still for on average two hours, and it was glorious. I found myself looking at the clock around 1:30, counting down the last half hour until it was time for [&hellip
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When I was pregnant, my emotions seemed to be on overdrive. Typically, I am not an emotional person, and I’m not one to cry watching commercials, and sad stories don’t make the waterworks flow. All that seems to change when I am pregnant, and the tears? — they start a-flowin’. I am not the only [&hellip
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When it comes healing after miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death, more goes into it than just physically healing. Sure the physical pain and signs may only last a few weeks, but the grief that can follow the loss of a baby, hopes, dreams, wishes, and moments take longer. There is no timetable for grief because [&hellip
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There is no doubt that the love holiday is just around the corner; you can see the red, pink, and love everywhere you look. I don’t have any plans this year other than hanging out with my four kids and watching their excitement as their daddy hands over flowers and candy. If you don’t have [&hellip
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