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A Pregnancy Moment

New moms learn from each other’s experiences. FredParent invites you to share a special pregnancy moment, a birth experience, or a memory from the first few months of your baby's life. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Meanwhile, read on for my favorite pregnancy memory...

Late in my eighth month of pregnancy, which just happened to be in August, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, I decided that a short stroll down to the farmer’s market at Hurkamp Park would be a nice way to spend the afternoon. As I waddled past my neighbor Mrs. Walker’s house, she came out on the porch and said “What are you doing? It is too hot for you to be outside!” 

I laughed merrily and reassured her that I was only going three blocks and would be just fine. Half an hour later I was half way home, close to heat exhaustion and very, very worried I was going to go into labor on the open street. Just as I started to black out, a car pulled up beside me, the window rolled down, and Mrs. Walker leaned out…

”GET IN THIS CAR” she said.

All time favorite memory.

Lesson Learned? Listen to your wise elderly neighbor.

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For new and expectant mothers in the Fredericksburg area, Postpartum Support Virginia stands as the help and support for women and their families who are experiencing postpartum depression. Founded in 2009 by Adrienne Griffen, Postpartum Support Virginia offers one-on-one support, free peer-led groups, a robust site of information including screening and diagnosis overviews, fact sheets, and training sessions.

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