Waiting is not fun. Torture even. Pure, physical and emotional torture.
Going into it more prepared can do wonders for your emotional well-being in the months after your baby is born.
In every season, whether waiting for baby to come or sending off a teenager to college, there is the tug of war in the excitement of new beginnings and the hesitation of letting go to new changes.
It was small, simple, and very casual but that’s exactly what I envisioned. I solely wanted to feel the support and excitement of a new baby coming, as every mom does regardless of their family size.
Most days, I live on the fence.
Birth is not a competitive sport.
Regardless of the scale beeping under our toes or the new cellulite patch on our tush… We’re growing a baby.
Gender disappointment is very real, whether we want to admit it or not.
Postpartum recovery is pretty crucial as well, for both baby and yourself as you transition into this new season of motherhood.
After an experience that left me wanting more out of my birthing time, not just a healthy baby but an empowering womanly moment, I decided to switch to a midwife at a birthing center.
Pushing a little human out of one’s body is no easy task and if you want to attempt it without an epidural it can seem even more intimidating.
Third trimester fun facts are things that I wish people told me about when I had my first many years ago.
The decision a woman makes about where to give birth is a highly personal one and incredibly important.
Though I hemmed and hawed over the finality of a vasectomy, we eventually decided that it was the best route for us.
Originally I didn’t know that I had options in my prenatal care or birthing experience. Here are some tips for a more natural pregnancy journey.
As I head into week 31 I’m choosing to undo the slippery slope the simple act of not getting up a tad earlier to shower seems to do for me.