Posts tagged "Delivery"

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 »

My Birth Plan...that’s not a birth plan.

My Birth Plan...that’s not a birth plan.
Well, I’ve successfully made it through my second trimester and as I coast into my third, the “birth plan” is a common topic among the girls in my prenatal classes. Because my mom is a labor and delivery nurse, I am aware of what labor and delivery is really like. It was literally dinner talk... 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 »
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The Third Time's the Charm: Arming Yourself with Humor for Pregnancy

“I will embrace every moment knowing this is my last pregnancy. I will be as peaceful as a pregnant goddess sitting on a lily pad.” In January, I sat with my blogging ladies discussing a new approach to my final pregnancy. I scoffed at the old pregnant me and was confident I had mastered being... Read more »

Public Embarrassment: Blame it on the kids!

I have embarrassed myself many, many times in my life but never seemed to do it right until I had kids. Pregnant with my first child, I was adamant that no one but my husband be present in the delivery room during my labor. I was so innocent and modest at the time. Twenty hours... Read more »