Unassisted 2nd Trimester or Should I Say Self-Assisted

My pregnancy, my story I am so excited! There are so many cool things going around. Cool people are writing cool things and I am just so excited to write about & share what's cool for me! Birth is cool. I have a unique understanding of the whole process, well at least I think I [...]

Self Assisted Pregnancy: First Trimester

Pregnancy is pretty simple really. Eat, drink, rest, go to the Dr. I take eating, drinking, and resting during pregnancy very seriously, but going to the Dr. not so much. I like to take care of myself during the childbearing time. I had learned from my last pregnancy that it is good to track progress [...]

Pregnancy…

Being pregnant is not easy, unless you are one of those girls that doesn't know she is pregnant until the baby plops out into the toilet. I would say that for most women, for me for sure, pregnancy makes things harder rather than easier. It is very magical to be pregnant, but it is quite [...]

Choosing Spontaneous Abortion

If it happened to me again, there is no other way I would do it. Hopefully I won't have too, but I would choose spontaneous abortion in a heartbeat. The closure that I felt after my last experience, the completeness, made me realize there is no other way I would rather deal with a second, [...]

Fetal Death and a Missed Abortion

I was six months along, still pregnant. We had decided to take 100% responsibility for our baby's birth, so I began to study unassisted birth . I read several books, looked stuff up online, and talked to my boyfriend a lot about how birth worked. Birth is less scary when you understand what is happening. [...]

Midwifery and Me

A couple of years after my son was born I became increasingly interested in midwifery. Nurse-midwifery seemed like a pretty good option. That would mean nursing school, which I knew I would not enjoy. I thought of an apprenticeship... I just wasn't really sure how to go about becoming a midwife. Ideally I wanted to [...]