Birth’s Secret Confidence Formula

Read and like this blog to build birthing confidence! Um ya… that baby has to come out of there. Care providers are there to spot emergencies. Care providers are there to monitor labor. It is up to your care provider to know and to communicate with you whether things are going great or not great. […]

Birth’s Secret #3: Pushing

Or Should I Say NOT Pushing?! This Birth Secret has everything to do with the uterus. When you understand the uterus you never have to worry about pushing again. You know, in the movies and in real life, how the Dr.s are always counting down for birthing women… 1, 2, 3, PUSH! Did you know […]

My Very Own Labor, Birth, and Placenta Continued

I felt great immediately after the birth of our baby. I was just kneeling there on the bed. The baby was still attached to me by the cord. I had just given birth. Pregnancy was over! We did it! The baby was here! The fetal membranes (the bag of waters) didn’t break until the last […]

My Very Own Labor, Birth, and Placenta

There were 2 hours between the moment I realized I was in labor to the moment I got a hold of my partner. He wouldn’t get home for another 45 minutes after that. I threw a couple of towels down on the floor next to my bed and on top of my bed. I hadn’t […]

When Pregnancy Turned into Labor

It was a couple of days before labor would start, at that point I didn’t know that labor was only a couple days away. Baby was head down and wasn’t due for another 3 weeks or so. We were just getting settled into the new place. It had been about a week since we moved. […]

My Very Own Third Trimester

Wow! Pregnancy was almost complete and I hadn’t gone to any Dr.s appointments. I was taking care of myself and feeling great about it. Everything was going great. I was done working, my two days a week, by 6 months. It was great to be able to not be working, being pregnant is plenty to […]

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 […]

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, […]