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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]