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Author Archive | Alisa Fulvio

I'm Sorry, Baby

I’m Sorry, Baby

I’m Sorry, Baby. You’re still in there, but you didn’t have a chance at life. You’re in there, but not growing. Your heart never beat. Your Dad and I wanted you. We wanted you so much. We would have loved for you to join our family. Your sister and brother would have loved you so […]

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Me, Myself and My Intrusive Thoughts

***Trigger Warning***   Before becoming a mother, I was a clinical social worker. Despite my training in the mental health field, my knowledge of perinatal mental health was based on simply knowing that a handful of new moms developed Postpartum Depression. It was something that occasionally came up when gathering background information at the start […]

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Body Image: Teaching My Daughter to Love Herself

From the moment I first heard that heart beat, I (secretly) wished for a girl. So when the ultrasound technician confirmed the gender at our 19 week appointment, I took a moment to myself in the bathroom to 1) empty my pregnant bladder and 2) process the news.“A little girl,” I repeated. A tear of […]

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To My Sister: On the Verge of Motherhood

Dear Sister, In all honesty, I’ve been secretly waiting for the day you would tell me, “I’m pregnant!” I have wanted to share this whole motherhood journey with you, well, probably since I became a mother myself. So when that day came, I tried not to scare you with my excitement. I let you know through the phone […]

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