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Doan Phuong Ngyen

DP Nguyen

Hi! Thanks for visiting a Hip Chick’s Guide to PMS, Pregnancy, and Babies – a guide to all things pregnancy, baby, and women’s health. This pregnancy health and baby blog is updated regularly. (I used to update it daily, but since I freelance full-time, my paid writing assignments take precedence.)

Who is DP Nguyen?

My name is DoanPhuong Nguyen (DP for short). I’m a professional health and blogger writer from Nashville, TN. I have been writing professionally since 2007. My work has appeared in newspapers, parenting magazines, and numerous women’s health websites and blogs. You can also find my work on E-how, Associated Content, Maternity.com, Ezine Articles (I’m a platinum author on Ezine), and a number of other online publications.

I’m a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A. in Sociology and Psychology), and I have been writing about pregnancy and women’s health topics since 2008. Prior to this, I worked as an editor and ghost writer in the book publishing industry, where I worked on gardening, cooking, and health books for two major non-fiction mainstream publishers.

I started this blog in November of 2010 as an extension of my full-time job at that time. I had worked as the primary writer and editor for a successful pregnancy website, owned by a local OB/GYN. Under his guidance and medical advice, I learned everything I ever wanted to know about pregnancy, babies, and women’s health. I began Hip Chick’s Guide to PMS, Pregnancy and Babies as an experiment. I wanted to incorporate what I was learning about SEO with my extensive knowledge of pregnancy and babies. I have been quite successful with this blog, though I am constantly striving to enhance the design, improve the user experience for my readers, and get more traffic to my blog.

I’ve never been pregnant, and I’m not a mama yet, but motherhood is definitely something I want in the future. I have always been fascinated with the whole concept of pregnancy – how a sperm and egg can join together and create a baby only 40 weeks later. When I was younger, I dreamed of becoming an OB/GYN, or a midwife. Then, as I grew, I discovered that my passion is writing. So now I write. (I am also an aspiring children’s book author, and I belong to the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators – the SCBWI, and I am very active in helping promote children’s literature.)

I am, however, a proud Mama to a Shih Tzu puppy named Gracie. If you’re a dog lover, please visit her blog: Gracie Lu Shih Tzu. It’s a dog blog written from a dog’s perspective of the world.

Thanks again for visiting my blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments. If you want to get in touch with me, send me an email at dp@mypregnancybaby.com.

DP Nguyen

**** Please NOTE *** I am NOT a Medical Doctor (MD), nor do I have any formal training in the healthcare field. I am a WRITER. I CANNOT offer you medical advice. Please consult your own doctor before acting on any of the tips or suggestions I have provided. They are TIPS, not ADVICE. I do NOT provide ADVICE on this blog. ****

Guest Blogging Policy

I welcome guest bloggers! You are welcome to write about any topic, as long as it has value to my readers. While I prefer for my guest bloggers to stay on topic (focusing on my blog subjects – women’s health, pregnancy and babies), I am open to almost anything. Just send me an email with your pitch, and we will go from there.

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