STOP!!! Stop whatever you are doing and tell me if you know what a doula is? Do you know why you should be look into hiring a doula. If the answer is I don't know to both of these answers then follow along for these 10 reasons you should be hiring a doula What is… Continue reading 10 reasons you should be hiring a doula!
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?
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
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?
Prenatal care is a topic that comes up very frequently when it comes to pregnancy and birth. "Who is your provider?" might be the first question people ask after your happy announcement that a baby is coming. But what if you don't plan to have a medical provider? Is it necessary to have this… Continue reading Prenatal Self Care: Why Do It?
Hello again friends! I do enjoy our weekly "visits" here on the blog. Perhaps you'd like to hear the story of my first birth, and how I declined interventions in the hospital? That experience set the stage for me choosing to have unassisted births in the future, so the story has a special place… Continue reading Noah’s Birth: mother declined interventions and birthed her way
"Your baby is breech." How do those words make you feel? Dismayed? Fearful? Disappointed? Why? Because our generation (and our mother's generation) has been lead to believe breech birth is too scary or dangerous to attempt. We've been led to believe that this type of birth requires a surgical procedure to remedy. Baby must not… Continue reading Is Baby Bum First (Breech)?
In recent months my focus has not been here. I want to apologize for that. I should have at least explained why. I have sat and wondered if I should this delete this blog and start over but I realized this blog has helped many. Some have come here to read birth stories others have… Continue reading Birth Your Way is having growing pains
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I finally got to a point between contractions to where I tried sitting up to see if that would help with the pain, even though I was already pushing.