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Beautiful Births Documentary

Beautiful Births Documentary

I am always interested in learning more about childbirth, so when I was asked to watch and review a new documentary called Beautiful Births, I eagerly accepted. Unfortunately, I didn’t love it. Before I share my review, I’d like for you to know a little bit about my births: I have given birth to three children so far (2000, … Continue reading

Guest Post ~ Becoming a Healthy Supermom

Guest Post ~ Becoming a Healthy Supermom

This post comes courtesy of the lovely Stephanie of Reinventing Supermom. She shares about the ways she’s changed as a mother and individual in this very healthy post. Thank you so much, Stephanie! Motherhood is a state of continuous evolution. More often times than not, we end up far from where our journey started; and … Continue reading

Cervical Checks: Are They a Good Idea?

Cervical Checks: Are They a Good Idea?

There really is nothing like the thoughts &  feeling those last weeks of pregnancy bring. It’s pretty much overwhelming how big of a drive there is to go into labor. To finally meet your little one and be DONE with pregnancy! That last trimester can be exciting and exasperating when you have lots of Braxton hicks contractions, making even the most … Continue reading

Relaxing and Coping During Labor

Relaxing and Coping During Labor

Women experience many of the same pains and sensations during labor and birth, but how they cope with them can definitely vary. * With my first child, I labored for six hours at home. The only thing I did to “cope” with the pain of contractions (and they were quite painful!) was shower, with the water … Continue reading

What Do You Think? Episiotomy (Part 2)

What Do You Think? Episiotomy (Part 2)

Well, this is new to me – I’ve never done a part two for one of my What Do You Think? posts. I decided to, for this topic, because I’d like to get some more views/experiences from my newer readers, and also because I have an update since I wrote part one last June. As I shared in that … Continue reading

Birth in the Car

Birth in the Car

  Many women (myself included!) fear that they won’t make it to the hospital or birth center in time for the birth of their baby. They are scared that they won’t know what to do and/or that their baby will be in danger. While most women DO arrive in time, because birth usually takes (a lot) … Continue reading

The Importance of Folic Acid

The Importance of Folic Acid

Most of us know that prenatal vitamins are recommended during pregnancy, but did you know that we should actually be taking one of the main ingredients in those vitamins before conceiving? FOLIC ACID helps to prevent two very serious conditions that affect babies as the brain and spine are developing. Thankfully, anencephaly and spina bifida are believed to be mostly … Continue reading

Or Maybe it Wasn’t a Miscarriage…

Or Maybe it Wasn’t a Miscarriage…

My cycle is frustrating me to no end! It has, once again, led me to believe that I was pregnant – when (once again) I am not. We’ve been NTNP (not trying, not preventing) since Dec 2012. Almost 18 months. Why is this starting to feel like infertility? Granted, about a year of that was while … Continue reading