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.

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.

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 us, it's a reality. ...

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One of the exciting parts of pregnancy is deciding if you will be finding out the gender early. If that’s a yes, the second exciting part is finding out if you’re expecting a boy or a girl. For many, the anticipation and waiting until after the 20 week anatomy scan - or longer - can be such a wait that we look to other ways that we can help ...

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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 when you can't get your baby to fall asleep and he is not really sleeping for large chunks of time. His sleeping patterns will get better, though, once he's older and more mature. Until then you can ...

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No one wants to think about the bad things that can happen during pregnancy or right after birth and to wonder what it would be like to have a miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal loss. However, for some families those bad things that only seem to happen to "other people" happen to them, and they need the love and support of their friends and ...

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I can't believe it, but my fourth child is already 5-months-old, and it's been quite the ride! He was a challenge to get pregnant with, we had a challenging pregnancy, and his newborn and infant stages had some unique-to-us challenges as well. I know baby colic is not unusual, but it's a new experience for us! My older three children didn't ...

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Trying to get your toddler to eat can be a super frustrating time. One minute they'll eat anything you give them and the next second they only want to eat foods that are blue, or refuse to eat anything healthy at all. You shouldn't have to worry though because there are some snacks that you can get your toddler to eat. Tried and trusted, here ...

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Trying to figure out what name you'll ultimately land on for your baby girl isn't easy. It can be even more stressful if you have two names that you and/or your partner really love and you're spending way too much time debating the two. But, who says you have to pick only one name? Great baby name combos start with one name, and you can take it ...

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It seems that during pregnancy, if you’re not plagued with nausea and vomiting, you’re hit with unrelenting heartburn that keeps you up all hours. If you’re one of the lucky few, like me, who have the pleasure (catch the sarcasm?) of experiencing both nausea and vomiting and heartburn during pregnancy you know it can be a real ...

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There was a glorious time in my life a few years ago when we were all done with the diaper stage of life and my three children were using the toilet full time. Then my fourth child was born. Now that he's technically a toddler, I am reminded that this potty training isn't as simple as I remembered it being. ...

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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. ...

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