Pregnancy and Birth

How I do my unassisted pregnancy prenatal care?

Hi everyone, welcome back for our 14 weeks pregnancy update. It wasn't until this week when our secret pregnancy was made public so I went ahead and made the official announcement on social media that someone reminded me I was almost half way. How the heck did I get to the almost halfway point so… Continue reading How I do my unassisted pregnancy prenatal care?

Pregnancy and Birth

The fears of a miscarriage mom

Here I sit at almost 12 weeks pregnant with such joy in my heart but fear in my mind. If you have never experienced a miscarriage this may confuse you. How can someone feel such different feelings at once? Imagine carrying a child inside you, making a connection for 4 weeks, 9 weeks, 40 weeks… Continue reading The fears of a miscarriage mom

Pregnancy and Birth

The secret pregnancy update: 10 weeks

Hi again! I hope you are all doing well. This week made about 10 weeks into the secret pregnancy and since it has been a while since I posted I wanted to fill you in on what's been happening. It is still a secret We still have yet to make a pregnancy announcement. I'll be… Continue reading The secret pregnancy update: 10 weeks

Pregnancy and Birth

How long before the pregnancy shock passes?

It has now (12/1/18) been 10 days since those famous two lines appeared on my test. I wasn't late, my cycle was due to start that day but you know I'm impatient I like to know one way or another. Let's be honest I am still in shock. I feel like in this life you have… Continue reading How long before the pregnancy shock passes?

Pregnancy and Birth

How to have an easy labor: Fetal Ejection Reflex

For those who have given birth in a place of assistance or watched the movies, you hear the provider tell you when to push. What would happen if we allowed fetal ejection reflex to take over? When a mother is left undisturbed in a place where she feels safe her birth experience will be an… Continue reading How to have an easy labor: Fetal Ejection Reflex

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Pre-pregnancy: Fertility & What Color is Your Period?

Okay, be honest, have you ever heard of vaginal steaming? Wait, what?! That doesn't have anything to do with the color of my period. Does it? Actually, it might.  Have you ever thought about the color of your period, and what that might say about your fertility?  Stay with me. I promise it'll be at… Continue reading Pre-pregnancy: Fertility & What Color is Your Period?

Pregnancy and Birth

The Second or Third Unassisted Birth

Your Focus WILL Change When I first discovered the choice of birthing at home, skipping the midwife step, and doing everything all on my own... the whole concept of unassisted birth consumed my waking thoughts. This change in the path from hospital to home was life-altering. I wanted to know everything. I researched pregnancy and… Continue reading The Second or Third Unassisted Birth