Posts tagged "childbirth"

Visualizing Natural Childbirth

Visualizing Natural Childbirth
Being the visual person I am, I like to always imagine how things will go, in my “happy place” before they actually happen. When I was a competitive athlete, my trainer wouldn’t let me watch other athletes we knew would complete a less than stellar performance. She knew how visual I am and understood if... Read more »

A Birth Story, Part Two: Pain Meds and Pride

A Birth Story, Part Two: Pain Meds and Pride
I am starting to realize I expect too much of myself. And after the debacle of my first week postpartum, I believed  despite my spinal headache, a week off for maternity leave was a reasonable amount of time to recover. Week two of my postpartum recovery seemed less head pain and more lower back pain.... Read more »

Weird Belly Shapes and Labor Pains: What Do You Miss About Pregnancy?

Weird Belly Shapes and Labor Pains: What Do You Miss About Pregnancy?
The inevitable is here. Days, maybe minutes away. Labor is looming and I can’t say I feel 100% joyful about the pain part. I am anticipating the sweet moment when our baby propels his/herself into the world and the doctor announces, “It’s a boy/girl!”, but have to be honest, I just want this whole pregnancy... Read more »
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Been There, Birthed That: The Nesting Instinct the Third Time Around

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I subscribe to a pregnancy newsletter just for fun, as my “been there, done that” attitude about childbirth has been the driving force of mustering enough energy to take on the chaos of my day. Perky, cute as a button images of models with tiny bumps skipping about has papered the ezines and I was... Read more »

Labor and Delivery Take Three: Pain Meds and No Breastfeeding

Labor and Delivery Take Three: Pain Meds and No Breastfeeding
As the days creep closer and closer to the actual birth of baby #3, I realize I need to start thinking about my delivery plan and minor things like baby names. You see, the third time around, I haven’t had time to read the day-to-day updates about the progression of my baby and bask in... Read more »