There is something incredibly powerful about being surrounded by a group of friends and family, all working together towards one common goal. Sure, I was the one who was enduring hours and hours of back-to-back contractions, back labor, and sheer exhaustion, but my village stood in the gaps and filled in where I simply could […]
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Delivering my third child in my own room was the most peaceful, empowering experience I’ve ever had. I moved when I wanted, ate or drank if I felt like it, and no one pressured me about anything.
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.
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 […]
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 […]