Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSN

Chaunie Brusie is a coffee mug addict, a labor and delivery nurse turned freelance writer, and a young(ish) mom of four. She is the author of "Tiny Blue Lines: Preparing For Your Baby, Moving Forward In Faith, & Reclaiming Your Life In An Unplanned Pregnancy" and "The Moments That Made You A Mother". She also runs Passion Meets Practicality, a community of tips + inspiration for work-at-home mothers.

Chaunie Brusie is a coffee mug addict, a labor and delivery nurse turned freelance writer, and a young(ish) mom of four. She is the author of "Tiny Blue Lines: Preparing For Your Baby, Moving Forward In Faith, & Reclaiming Your Life In An Unplanned Pregnancy" and "The Moments That Made You A Mother". She also runs Passion Meets Practicality, a community of tips + inspiration for work-at-home mothers.

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts to ensure that all moms feel like the beautiful queens that they are, one poll has revealed that the majority of mothers report having heard negative comments about their post-baby bodies. ...

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A new study has linked sleeping on your back during pregnancy to stillbirth. ...

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Well, this is awkward. In what must have been a pretty painful move, the FDA has issued a nationwide birth control recall for a certain brand produced by Lupin Pharmaceuticals. Now, there wasn't anything wrong with the actual birth control pills themselves. But the way they were labeled and ordered in the package was apparently confusing and ...

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Leave it to Beyoncé to shock and awe us over and over again. I mean, this woman is the Queen of so many things: pulling off an epic surprise pregnancy announcement mid-performance, performing pregnant and somehow levitating during the process (how??), dropping records when no one expects it, and of course, giving the world not one, but two ...

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False alarm, guys: the AAP is changing their recommendations for where babies should sleep yet again! ...

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A new study shows that drinking alcohol during pregnancy may have a scary side effect on your baby's face. ...

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Autism continues to be a major concern for parents and moms-to-be. If you're pregnant, you may wonder if there is anything that you can do during your pregnancy to reduce the risk of your child developing autism. Because it's a disorder we still don't know a lot about, including the causes of autism or if there is a cure, doctors are always trying ...

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When my first daughter was a baby, we lived in a very small town. And it was long enough ago that we actually rented physical movies back then. (I know, crazy, right?) On my way into town one day, I had to take a movie back, so I pulled into the parking lot and realized that my daughter had already fallen asleep. I had a sleeping baby in the car! ...

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During pregnancy, you soon get in the habit of doing precisely two things at every prenatal check-up: Peeing in that cup (am I the only one that has had trouble with that??) and hopping on that dreaded scale. Ugh. Pregnancy weight gain, for me, seemed to have no rhyme or reason. Some weeks I wouldn't gain any weight. And then the next, ...

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As the weather turns hot and muggy and family vacations are on the menu, you may be wondering what the latest recommendations about Zika virus are. It seems like just yesterday, Zika was all over the news, but there hasn't been as much talk lately about the dangers and the spread of Zika and especially Zika and pregnancy. However, Zika is ...

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