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Chana Putnam
Works at Beautiful Beginnings
Attended California State University, Fresno
Lives in Clovis, CA
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Mommy Makeover - 2 Week Countdown!
I've been dreaming of this day for about 9 years now.  After having my first daughter I realized that my tummy would never be the same again.  No amount of exercise would get rid of the extra skin, and no miracle cream would get rid of all the stretch marks...
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My Postpartum Body... Stretchmarks And All
I started this post a few days ago and I'll admit that it ended up on the bitter side of things.  I'm now 6 weeks postpartum and if I leave the house, it's almost certain that someone will ask me when I'm due.  With no baby in sight, I suppose that's to be ...
With pregnancy comes a whole host of changes, both during pregnancy and after. For many years I've hidden these changes, ashamed of my new look. But today I bear those changes for all to see, and show that it's ok, and I am NORMAL.
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Pushing With An Epidural
Since almost 71% of women in the US opt for an epidural, I felt it would be very beneficial to go over effective ways to push your baby out with an epidural.  Epidurals come with the big positive of having a pain free (or reduced pain) birth, but they also ...
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Surro Files - Looking Back and Looking Forward...
On October 23rd, 2012 , I received an e-mail from a friend that I hadn't heard from in awhile.  Belle let me know that she was on her 5th round of IVF and looking into surrogacy as an option to start a family with her husband.  She had great faith that this...
I can't believe our surrogacy journey is over, but it's been such a wonderful ride. Here's a quick glance at the past 18 months, and a video of our belly progression too. Enjoy!
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The Birth Of Baby P (surro baby)
July 8, 2014 "Wow!"  If I was to give just one word to describe this birth, that would definitely be it.  This was by far the most intense and fastest delivery I have ever had.  Baby P was on a mission, and that mission was to get into her parents arms. Wow...
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Mommy Makeover - Pre Op Appointment
Had my pre-operative appointment yesterday.  Only 1 week till surgery day.  Eeeeeeeeek!!!!!  I'm so excited yet nervous at the same time.  I know it'll all be worth it in the end, but at the same time, I know I'll be in a world of pain for a few days after ...
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ConceiveAbilities - Egg Donation & Surrogacy Agency
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premier egg donation and surrogacy agency, ConceiveAbilities is dedicated to providing the tools and support to simplify
what can sometimes be a difficult and daunting journey to parenthood. ConceiveAbilities
helps guide intended parents, gestational s...
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Surro Files - Life After Surrogacy
It's been 3 weeks since Baby P was born.  Wow!  Is that it?  For some reason it feels like it has been way longer than that.  Maybe it is because I'm always busy and don't have time to think about the time that has passed.  I've never been one for sitting a...
What has life after surrogacy been like? How am I feeling? Physically? Emotionally? I'm great!!!!
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The Birth Of Baby Ian
July 20, 2014 The birth of Ian was a special birth for me.  This was the birth of my nephew.  I'd been there when his big brother was born almost three years ago, and I wouldn't have missed this birth for the world.  To ensure that I wouldn't miss the birth...
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Surro Files - Baby P Is Here !!!!
Baby P is Here!!!!! What a week this has been.  It started off with a bang and it's been great ever since.  Due to all the events that have occurred, I'm going to forgo my usual blog template and just dive into the story of how this week went down.  When I ...
Baby P is finally here!!!!! She decided to come flying into this world July 8th 2014. Check out all the details. It's been quite the journey that I will never forget!
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Surro Files - 39 Weeks & Waiting, Waiting, Waiting...
The Bun This week the baby is about the size of a watermelon (20 inches) and 7.25 pounds.  Ack!!!!  That's way too big for my belly.  Haha!  As baby prepares to join the outside world, they are continuing to build a layer of fat and slough off the outer lay...
39 Weeks with the surrogacy!!!!!!! Eeeeeek!!!! We're just so close to meeting this little person that will change Belle and Adam's life forever.
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Education
  • California State University, Fresno
    Interior Design, 1984 - 2003
  • Canyon Springs High School
    1993 - 1997
  • Kolb Middle School
    1992 - 1993
  • Frisbie Middle School
    1991 - 1992
  • Gordon H. Beatty Elementary School
    1984 - 1991
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Female
Other names
Chana, Moriconi
Work
Occupation
Doula, Birth Photographer, & Blogger
Employment
  • Beautiful Beginnings
    Doula & Birth Photographer, 2014 - present
  • Adventures In Fluff
    Blogger, 2011 - present
  • Shanna Lynn Interiors
    Interior Designer, 2007 - 2011
  • Cutco
    Sales, 1997 - 1997
  • Fantacyland Costumes
    1997 - 1998
  • Food 4 Less
    Baker/Cake Decorator, 1998 - 2003
  • Cabinetry Design Center
    Interior Designer, 2002 - 2003
  • Chambers Lorenz Design Associates
    Interior Designer, 2003 - 2008
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Currently
Clovis, CA
Previously
Buena Park, CA - Rialto, CA - Moreno Valley, CA - Fresno, CA
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