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.


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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There are so many places to look for inspiration to find the perfect baby name for your child-to-be. You can choose from family history, culture, literature, and everything in between. Choosing your child’s name is one of the most fun and sometimes scary choices we make as parents, and oftentimes, one of the first big [&hellip
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Starting solids with my baby is not my favorite milestone for a few reasons: people food versus breast milk makes diaper changes more offensive to the nose; babies are learning how to eat, which is messy to say the least; and it means my baby is growing up, which is a good thing, but it’s [&hellip
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As your pregnancy starts to come to an end and your focus turns to labor, birth, and your baby, you probably have a lot of things on your mind. We tend to put a lot of focus on the pregnancy, but in the third trimester especially, talking about labor is important–because it’s going to happen. [&hellip
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I have been breastfeeding my fourth child for 8 months now; and this past month I developed mastitis, twice. It was brutal and I am still trying to recover from the two weeks on antibiotics, and things left on my to-do list from doing nothing but nursing, sleeping, and resting. I have never had mastitis [&hellip
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Growing up, I had a love-hate relationship with my non-common name. I loved it because there were no other students in my school with the same name and people tended to remember my unique name. On the other hand, I hated my name because as a young girl who had a stereotypical “male” name, which [&hellip
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