All I can remember is looking at her father and saying, “We don’t even have a camera. This wasn’t supposed to happen today.” He held my hand, and the pressure on my abdomen started.
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As I watched the monitor and Dr. S. moved on to Baby B, I remember feeling an immediate sense of dread, just knowing that something was wrong. The change on his face confirmed it. His voice choked up: “That baby is dead.”
Pregnancy is an exciting and life-changing event, coupled with anxiety and so, so many questions. It’s a process, and thank goodness it is nine months! I know I certainly needed the time to adjust to the thought of having a little one, not to mention, get used to the idea that my body was changing […]
While my doctor was trying to suit up and the nurses were trying to get the bed into delivery position, with no help from me, Desmond literally jumped into the world and had to be caught by one of the quick thinking interns.
My body relaxed. I pushed and realized that my body was made for this. I stopped sweating. The shakes were gone. I was completely at peace and entirely empowered to do this birthing business. I suddenly felt as though I could conquer the world. (Anyone in here feel like busting out a Beyonce song right […]
You’ve made it through months of pregnancy hormones and cravings while being the most supportive partner ever (right?). Now it’s time for labor and this is your moment to shine. At a minimum, this is the time for you to be a kind, supportive partner that is helpful, and not hindering during labor. Here are […]
This post is part of an editorial series, “The Stork Stories,” brought to you by the Fort Worth Moms Blog. We hope these pieces provide you with helpful information, encouragement, and answers as you prepare for baby’s arrival. Hey mom. Let’s talk. First things, first. You look incredible. Truly. Regardless of how you feel, you […]