I learned something this week that was a valuable and humbling lesson - babies arrive on their own time.
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 …
First Time Mom’s Natural Birth Story — Maverick Leo [Part 2]
[Click here to read Part 1] The hourly contractions would wake me but cease to continue so I got as much sporadic sleep as I could. At 3am I remember waking to a pretty heavy contraction. Another 10 minutes I’d …
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First Time Mom’s Natural Birth Story — Maverick Leo [Part 1]
Let me tell you, thank goodness I had written this down within a couple weeks post delivery. If you have any desire for recollecting the details of your birth story, then I urge you, through the fog, the sleep deprivation …
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