There’s no better way to come back to “work” than to write a birth story! Had you asked me that Tuesday morning, on my due date August 16th, if I would meet my baby that day… I would have said, no way. I …
Conversations at 40 Weeks
Now that I sit here at 40 weeks, I understand why pregnant women who reach this point become irritable, sassy and quite frankly, no fun to be around. Here's some tips on ways to communicate with us...
The Waiting Game
I learned something this week that was a valuable and humbling lesson - babies arrive on their own time.
Baby Shower – It’s a Girl
The planning of a perfect baby shower brunch.
Being Comfortable in a Pregnant Body
Every stretch mark I see is a sign that my body made room for a little human to grow bigger. My belly button that is no longer in existence is a sign I'm close to meeting my baby girl. The …
A Natural Mom’s Birth Bag
If you are birthing in a birth center or at home.. your "hospital bag" is going to look way different. For birth centers (and obvious at home births) you're not staying overnight at a hospital or spending any extended periods …
Labor Preparation at 37 Weeks
I'm not a betting woman, but if I can do anything to increase my odds of an easier labor, an earlier birth and all around faster delivery - you can bet I'll be participating!
Hello, third trimester… You sure showed up quick! It’s funny re-living pregnancy a second time around because it can be so much the same and yet so different. I had previously thought my son was active in the womb but …
VBAC With Some Fear
Something that encouraged me the most after this experience was when one of my miracle hour nurses told me that they were all rooting for me to have a successful VBAC because they don’t see many of those these days.
Birth Stories: The Truth Found in C-sections
I was having thoughts no mother should have, crying every night, feeling alone and thought no one could understand. My heart loved my son immensely but my mind was so clouded. I never reached out but I eventually got through …