Ever since I wrote about how to take maternity leave under the FMLA (family medical leave act) when having an unassisted birth and seeing how bad it SUCKS I have been thinking about the why!
Before I write my birth story I feel that like any unassisted birth you need to have this disclaimer for those who don’t understand the reasons why we want to have an unassisted birth. So why are we turning to unassisted birth? To be honest it may be because we know this is they way we… Continue reading Unassisted birth turn transfer: Julio’s birth story
Finding the perfect midwife! In order to find the perfect midwife, it may take some time. You may need to interview a few but that will ensure you have found the right one. The thing is what questions should you be asking to make sure they are the right one. So who is the right… Continue reading How do you know if you have found the perfect midwife?
Did you know that the perfect provider is out there for you? For me and this pregnancy, I am my perfect provider. I listen to myself, I do my own prenatal testing and I am happy with my care. Those are all the same things you should expect from your perfect provider. Let's break down… Continue reading What options do I have for providers?
So you have made it to 28 weeks and are so exciting to be nearing the end. The excitement of meeting your new baby is like anything else you have ever experienced. So what should you expect these last 12 weeks and how will you survive these last few weeks of just wanting to give… Continue reading How to survive the last 12 weeks of pregnancy
The first trimester of pregnancy is defined as the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, most of those you may not even know you are expecting. It becomes an exciting time when those beautiful two lines appear. In this guide, I will cover what to expect during this time and ways to support your growing pregnancy.… Continue reading A complete guide to the pregnancy first trimester
If you are between 13-27 weeks you are now in your second trimester. This is an exciting time for most parents, a safer zone if you will. Between 20-24 weeks is when the viability window for a baby to survive if they are born prematurely. Now in your second trimester, you may feel the "morning"… Continue reading What to expect in your second trimester
Pregnancy, birth and becoming parents are all such amazing adventures. You never know what to expect at any stage. There is no handbook and everyone has the advice to give about how you should do everything. Before you decide to have children here are five things you should research. Some of these may be no… Continue reading 5 things you should research before children
My time with each of them will last me a lifetime of memories and a bond. For them it gave them a lifetime supply of antibodies.
You have probably never heard anyone tell you to research breastfeeding. More times then not you are asked what formula you will use with the baby. You are sent so many samples and then given even more when you go to interview pediatricians. What should you research and what do you need to know? Breastfeeding… Continue reading What I should really research about breastfeeding?