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Kimberly Van Der Beek Opens Up About Blood Transfusions After Miscarrying at 17 Weeks

Kimberly Van Der Beek Opens Up About Blood Transfusions After Miscarrying at 17 Weeks

Days after her husband, former Dancing With the Stars contestant James Van Der Beek revealed that she had endured another miscarriage, Kimberly Van Der Beek is opening up about the experience in her own words. As fans of DWTS and Van Der Beek family know, while James competed on the show, Kimberly suffered a miscarriage at 17 weeks pregnant. Several months later, James shared that his wife experienced similar circumstances in June 2020. “This time, we kept the news to ourselves,” he wrote, in part, on Instagram. “But last weekend, once again, 17 weeks in… the soul we’d been excited to welcome into the world had lessons for our family that did not include joining us in a living physical body.” RELATED: DWTS Alum James Van Der Beek Shares His Wife Kimberly Suffered Another Devasting Miscarriage at 17 Weeks Now Kimberly Van Der Beek is sharing her experiences as well. Along with a video of her recovering from one of the two brutal blood transfusions she endured over the last seven months, Kimberly shared how she was feeling as she continues to recover. The video was taken just seconds after arriving in the ER. “A few seconds from my trip …

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5 Tips to Help Your Child Sleep Through the Night

5 Tips to Help Your Child Sleep Through the Night

Getting your child to sleep — and sleep well — sometimes feel like an Olympic sport. Whether you choose to cry it out, co-sleep, or some combination of both, there are many developmental changes that can affect your child’s sleep patterns, particularly during their first few years. There are different approaches for how to address sleep challenges with your child and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recommendations, many of which are from our Mamas Uncut Community.

Mom Claims She Doesn't Get Sick Due To 'Sperm Smoothies'

Mom Claims She Hasn’t Been Sick in Years Due To ‘Sperm Smoothies’

One British mom swears by her daily 8-ounce smoothies….made with sperm. Tracy Kiss is a fitness model and mother of two from Buckinghamshire, England, and swears by the stuff — claiming that she hasn’t been sick in years thanks to downing the drink every day.

My 9-Month-Old Baby Wakes Up Multiple Times a Night in Tears: Is This Normal?

My 9-Month-Old Baby Wakes Up Multiple Times a Night in Tears: Is This Normal?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 9-month-old infant daughter. She says her daughter has recently begun waking up multiple times a night in tears. She adds that her daughter will not go back to sleep until she is held by her mother, but then this mom is unable to put her daughter back down without the crying starting again. Her daughter used to be a great sleeper, but now things are different. Should this mom be concerned?

Have You Contracted COVID-19? What Was Your Experience? And If So, How Did You Keep Your Family Safe?

Have You Contracted COVID-19? What Was Your Experience? And If So, How Did You Keep Your Family Safe?

A mom writes in asking for advice from other people who may have become sick with COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. She is curious to know if people have had the virus, how they were able to recover at home and whether they were able to keep their families from getting sick. Any advice for this mom and her family?

Should I Be Concerned About the Way My 15-Month-Old Baby Talks?

Should I Be Concerned About the Way My 15-Month-Old Baby Talks?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 15-month-old baby. She says her baby talks a lot for her age, but she has potential concerns about how her daughter is talking. She says her daughter really only uses certain consonant sounds and avoids others. Is this normal?

My 11-Year-Old Has Started Sleepwalking, and I Don't Know How to Handle It: Advice?

My 11-Year-Old Has Started Sleepwalking, and I Don’t Know How to Handle It: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 11-year-old daughter, who has started sleepwalking recently. She says she’s recently found her twice in the middle of the night out of her room, doing odd things, which her daughter doesn’t remember the next day. This is “completely new” for this mom, and she’s wondering if any other moms have advice for her and her daughter.

How Do I Get My Newborn to Sleep Anywhere Other Than My Arms?

How Do I Get My Newborn to Sleep Anywhere Other Than My Arms?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her newborn daughter. She says her daughter refuses to sleep anywhere other than in her arms or right next to her in bed. This mom had a C-section, so sleeping with her daughter in the bed next to her causes discomfort, pain, and ultimately doesn’t really allow mom to sleep. She has tried absolutely everything, but baby won’t sleep on her own. Any advice?

My Stepdaughter Has Been Having Many Accidents Following Some Big Changes: Advice?

My Stepdaughter Has Been Pooping On Herself Following Some Big Life Changes: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 5-year-old stepdaughter, who “has been pooping on herself for a while now.” She says this behavior has been getting worse ever since “her mom gave her up to her dad and me.” She adds that her stepdaughter says she knows when she has to go but doesn’t want to stop playing or get up to go to the bathroom, and then tries to hide it. Any advice for this stepmom?

My 7-Year-Old Is Being Assessed for ADHD, But I'm Not Trusting the Process So Far: Advice?

My 7-Year-Old Is Being Assessed for ADHD, But I’m Not Trusting the Process So Far: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 7-year-old daughter, who is being assessed by her teacher for ADHD. This mom says her daughter is smart and active but has problems listening to instructions sometimes. This mom asked her daughter’s teacher to fill out the ADHD assessment form, but upon receiving it, is unsure if she agrees with the assessment, as she senses some exaggeration in the answers. Is there anything this mom can do to help her daughter without going through this painful, frustrating process?

My 9-Year-Old Daughter Struggles with Going to Sleep at Night, and I've Tried Everything: Advice?

My 9-Year-Old Daughter Struggles with Going to Sleep at Night, and I’ve Tried Everything: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 9-year-old daughter, who struggles when she tries to go to sleep at night. This mom has tried everything — nightlights, music, limiting electronics usage before bed, CBD gummies, melatonin, and more — to varying degrees of success, but she ultimately ends up back in the same frustrating spot. Any advice for her?

6 Breastfeeding Tips and Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

6 Breastfeeding Tips and Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Breastfeeding can be a rewarding experience and another great opportunity to bond with your baby throughout the day. That doesn’t mean it’s simple by any means, though. The breastfeeding process can pose challenges to even the most confident mom that can make you ask, “What am I doing?!” You might not produce enough milk, you might have trouble with latching or you might be overwhelmed by the idea of breastfeeding in public.

Influencer Ashley Stock's 3-Year-Old Daughter Stevie Passes Away a Little Over One Month After Learning About Rare Fatal Brain Tumor

Influencer Ashley Stock’s 3-Year-Old Daughter Stevie Passes Away a Little Over One Month After Learning About Rare Fatal Brain Tumor

“There have been many miracles and countless God moments that I’ll put into words when my heart has strength. For now, I’m overwhelmed with relief that she’s at peace but I’m also feeling crushed by a pain so intense I can’t put it into words.”

My 3-Year-Old Son Was Just Diagnosed with ADHD: Can I Give Him CBD Gummies to Help Manage His Behavior?

My 3-Year-Old Son Was Just Diagnosed with ADHD: Can I Give Him CBD Gummies to Help Manage His Behavior?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 3-year-old toddler. She says her son was recently diagnosed with ADHD after experiencing severe anger issues at times. She is wondering if she might be able to give him CBD gummies as a way of helping control behavior. Do any moms have advice or experience to share?

Women Are Being Pushed Out Of Workforce With No Caregivers

Women Are Being Pushed Out Of Workforce With No Caregivers, Camps Or Grandparents

Working women – especially those who work in concentrated service industries – are vulnerable to the coronavirus economy, as there is overwhelming evidence that women are being laid off or furloughed at a significantly higher rate than men.