I had a plan when we decided to have a family! The first thing I learned, things never go as planned!

I wanted three kids. Instead, I had eight miscarriages, told I would never have a baby, and I should plan on adoption! I choose not to believe that! I did not care what I was told, I knew with every part of my being I would have a baby of my own.

It only took 13 years,  two costly failed in vitro fertilization procedures and nine pregnancies, to finally have a baby girl! During that time I asked myself a lot of questions and had picked several different baby names. The one we agreed on did not seem fitting when she was born and when we finally met her, the only name fitting was FAITH!

We had Faith. The faith we could make it happen against all the odds, Faith that science is not always right, Faith that we would have a baby of our own, Faith in God! Faith if you believe it to be true, it is!

I absolutely believe if you believe something to be true and you see it so clearly, you can make anything happen good or bad!

Think about it be intentional always, no matter what you want in life!

I recommend starting by asking yourself questions? The first one is do you want to have kids?

Not everyone wants to be a parent and that is perfectly ok. Just be honest with yourself!

What kind of parent do you want to be?
Do you want to be like your parents?  Is there something you don’t want to repeat from your childhood?

Thinking about it and writing it down comparing with your significant other to make sure you both be on the same page before the baby arrives!
Discuss things like delivery natural or epidural?
Breastfeeding or bottle?
Stay at home or work and daycare, nanny or family members?
Tests, diet, immunizations, schools?
Depending on where you live you may need to get on a waiting list!
Crazy I know!

There are so many decisions you make when you add a new member to your family. We make over 35,000 decisions a day! Be your own advocate.

Taking the time to think about and discuss some of these decisions before makes it less stressful later for everyone! I did a lot of flying by the seat of my pants. I don’t recommend that.

When you look back things just happen, and you go with them. To truly create the life you want, you need to know what you want so you can make it happen!

It takes knowledge, know-how, community and a lot of patience to raise a child these days!

It is not easy but is so worth it!

It starts with a healthy body and mind!

If you just found out you’re pregnant!!!!
Congratulations!!!❤️❤️
Now what?

It is common to be a little nervous babies don’t come with manuals, most of us wing it and hope for the best.

How do you ensure you’re giving your baby the best possible start?

The answer is prenatal care for both you and your baby!

Even if you are thinking about becoming pregnant, these tips are helpful!

Visit your Doctor and Dentist establishing a relationship allows you to be able to get answers when questions arise!

Believe me, you will have lots of questions about tests, diet, exercise, nutrition, sex, and what to expect! Yeah, I am back to the question thing. Do you see a pattern in this blog post?

Your health care providers can give you the information you need to make decisions throughout your pregnancy and beyond!

Make a list of questions, so you don’t forget or stress your mindset plays a huge roll in your pregnancy as well!

Visit your dentist or hygienist can let you know the health of your mouth and give you tool and suggestions to help keep your mouth healthy during your pregnancy and thought-out your life — oral health affects your overall health.
Poor Oral hygiene can cause low birth weight, premature delivery, preeclampsia and/or gestational diabetes!

Give your child a healthy start to life!

Some things you have control over during pregnancy and others you do not!

A healthy pregnancy is the first and best gift you can give your baby!