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.

Thanks to some dedicated volunteers, knit hats may just be the latest thing that might help in the fight to prevent shaken baby syndrome.  Unfortunately, shaken baby syndrome is still a leading cause of death for infants in the United States. Shaken baby syndrome deaths are classified as child abuse and within child abuse, they are the #1 ...

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When you're pregnant, it can be natural to look around for examples of postpartum bodies. You may wonder what your own postpartum body will look like, you may ask for advice on how to best care for your postpartum body, and you may have some questions about what to expect.  Now, I know that as a first-time mom, I definitely had no idea what to ...

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I've never been the type of mom to give my kids a lot of juice. Don't get me wrong, they get plenty of sugar (my son would drink syrup straight-up if I let him). Which is precisely why I've avoided a lot of juice with meals and snacks. It's never really made sense in my mind to "waste" their sugar allowance on juice because 1) juice doesn't really ...

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For most women, getting pregnant after having a baby is probably the last thing on their minds. Mother Nature wouldn't do that to them, right? That's crazy talk! No one could actually get pregnant so soon after giving birth, right? Um, well, wrong.  ...

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Raise you hand if you've heard the news that Mindy Kaling announced her surprise pregnancy. Yup, it's true and I love her even more for it. If you're anything like me, you are eagerly awaiting the return of Mindy Kaling's original Hulu series, "The Mindy Project," which is airing its final season starting September 12. And if you're not like me ...

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Do you ever feel like you have lower self-esteem after becoming a mom? Let's assess--tell me if you have had any of the following thoughts recently: I'm not good enough.  None of my clothes ever look right.  I'm not a very good mom.  ...

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If you're newly pregnant, you may already know that your chance of miscarriage decreases by every week of pregnancy, but what are the chances of miscarriage week-by-week?   Overall, the chance of miscarriage drops dramatically past the first trimester, or beyond 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is traditionally why so many women and couples have ...

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If you're considering eating your placenta, you probably have some good reasons for doing so. You may have read that it can be healthy to eat your placenta--some women swear that the vitamins and minerals that they are missing can help them stay healthy in the postpartum stage, others believe it helps keep their iron levels up in the midst of ...

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You should know that I'm a straight shooter when it comes to delivering the latest in baby and parenting health news, so here's the truth. It's very likely that there's lead in your baby's food right now. A new study has revealed the troubling truth that baby food isn't as healthy as we think it is. The study was conducted by the Environmental ...

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Many women have to use antibiotics during pregnancy to treat a variety of infections. For example, I was prescribed antibiotics many times during my four pregnancies for urinary tract infections--some of which I had no idea that I even had at the time.  Some types of antibiotics are considered to be safe during pregnancy, meaning that they ...

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