Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSN

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss.

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss.

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I am currently in countdown mode to having my 5th baby. With just over 4 weeks to go in the heat of the summer, you had best believe that I am counting down each and every single day. Let's get real... ...

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Because soaring temps + bending over to clean behind my toilets is not my idea of a good time. And this time is so, so temporary. ...

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A few weeks ago, at my prenatal check-up, my midwife delivered some unsurprising news to me: my baby is breech. I say it was unsurprising, only because I have been in this position before, and also because I had been feeling the pitter-patter of little feet on my hips for weeks, so I had suspected my little lady was turned upside down.  ...

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There has been some talk going around the Internet lately about more pregnant women who have been shamed for publicly trying to order something as scandalous as a cup of coffee. ...

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So what's a cranky, hormonal, sweaty, large pregnant woman to do when the personal questions are too much to handle? I'm normally an honest person, but here are the lies I tell strangers about my pregnancy on a regular basis. ...

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According to a new study, the way that a mother smells after birth actually influences how a father will take care of the baby. And even more enticing, it's not just the way she smells, but particularly her postpartum aroma that particularly influences men. Weird, right? ...

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One boss of a major company has definitely had her eyes opened to just how much pregnancy and parenting can change her life--but thankfully, she is also majorly changing her own company to better support the parents that work for her.  ...

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Ever wondered what it was like to run a marathon? Well, just ask a pregnant woman what it's like to live a day or two in her (most likely stretched-out shoes), because according to new research, pregnancy is basically the same as running a marathon on our bodies.  ...

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I wish I could tell you that pregnancy won't "slow you down" at all, but the truth is, pregnancy is so different for everyone.And as far as my experience goes? I care less about work when I'm pregnant. ...

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Lesson #1: Being pregnant never really gets easier. ...

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