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

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 […]

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. […]