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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When you’re in the very early weeks of pregnancy, chances are your countdown has already begun. You check the calendar to see when you can expect your baby’s heartbeat to be present, when you can expect the nausea to begin, and when you hit that 12-week mark–the beginning of the second trimester. The second trimester [&hellip
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terrible twos

You are walking through the grocery store, minding your own business and you walk down the cookie aisle to a very familiar scene: A 2-year old girl is losing her cool at her mom who is standing her ground as she wails that she really wants those cookies on the shelf. She doesn’t seem to [&hellip
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strange-things-only-toddlers-can-get-away-with

There are some parts of parenting another human who is not quite grown up yet that can lead to confusing situations, and when we are talking about toddlers, there is a lot of confusing going on there. I know that, as adults, we’re supposed to conform to an unwritten set of rules, manners, and guidelines, [&hellip
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how-dad-can-bond-without-bottles

I have been breastfeeding my youngest for nine months now. It’s been a rollercoaster of awesome and frustrating, but I have really loved the extra cuddle time I get from breastfeeding. It was a personal goal of mine to breastfeed exclusively for as long as we could, and I didn’t have any plans to pump [&hellip
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how-to-avoid-a-fight-with-pregnant-wife

Can I tell you a little secret? When I am pregnant, I tend to lose the amazing amount of patience I have with the world and all the people in it, and ,well, I can be a little difficult to get along with. I am not pregnant now and don’t anticipate that I will be [&hellip
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off-limit-baby-names

I love baby names, and while I likely won’t be having the big decision to name a new human anytime soon, I still love to hear new and unique baby names. When choosing my children’s names, I took many things into consideration, from how they’d play out with my kids’ last name, any potential nicknames [&hellip
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pregnancy selfie bumpie pictures

When I was pregnant with my third child, my husband and I decided we were going to take daily photos of my growing shape to document the pregnancy. It was important for the two of us, and now, years after that decision, we can look back and say it was a more important decision than [&hellip
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how-to-honor-p-i-l-r-d-with-r-b

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is honored every year on October 15th as a way to honor and celebrate our babies who are no longer here. It’s a wonderful way to give back to the community in a positive way in honor of your child and help spread awareness and support for others grieving [&hellip
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why-pregnancy-and-infant-loss-remembrace-day-matters

Every year on October 15th, families around the world remember. If it’s not a significant day to you, chances are you’re not a part of this club, one no one asks to be a part of, but one that we take seriously if we’ve been made a member. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss [&hellip
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names-inspired-by-pregnancy-cravings

Cravings go hand in hand with pregnancy, and it’s one of the first questions people tend to ask pregnant ladies: What are you craving? If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect baby name, why not focus on inspiration that’s all around you, like those pregnancy cravings? Think of the adorable story you can [&hellip
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