I ended 2014 at the hospital having my third child, on Dec. 31, via Cesarean section. I had never had surgery before and wasn't nervous until they wheeled me to the operating room. It was so sterile and felt a LOT different than my two previous, natural births.
It's a beautiful thing when you're pregnant. It inspires a sweet curiosity from those around you who want to know information; to share in your planning and the decisions you've made around the birth of your child or children. It's a beautiful thing... until it's not.
This is the last time I will go through the journey of pregnancy, difficult as it is for me. The last time I will experience the joy of first seeing my child on an ultrasound screen. The final time I will feel the initial flutters of movement that eventually turn into all out kicks and punches.
As Zika makes its way north, pregnant women should be concerned about small babies, not only small heads. Despite being world-class and first-rate in every way, for at least a century, the United States has been satisfied in accepting the fact that some newborn babies just won't make it, especially black ones.
Women all over are holding onto sad, sad memories of their previous labors and birth, and if not worked through, they are taking them with them to the next birth and the one after that, never freeing their mind to the idea that it could be different next time.
No single artist played a greater role in the era of the Sexual Revolution than a young woman born in Chicago with the name Judy Cohen who renamed herself Judy Chicago.
Before you I was lost. Confused. Sometimes even a little depressed. I made some silly decisions, but who doesn't when they're young? Nothing too bad, ...
You're pregnant, yay!! How frickin' exciting, I can feel your excitement from here, eeek:) If you're anything like I was when I got pregnant the firs...
I recently received a message from a mother who suggested that some of the "bad stories" shared by my project Little Tsunami might scare off other mums, and that showing both sides of the motherhood coin could be a better approach.
Every 22 minutes. Pause and ask yourself if you know someone who has had a stillbirth. Did you reach out to them when it happened? Do you wish you had? The horrible truth is that stillbirth happens every 22 minutes in the U.S., so chances are we all know someone who has gone through it.
Maybe the freebirth activism should be seen not so much as an insistence about how we all should be giving birth, but instead a call to continue to keep the conversation going and figure out a way to make childbirth as safe, stress-free as possible, with women surrounded by caring, comforting caregivers.
It Came Out Of My Vagina - An honest (Like Really Honest Guide to Conscious Parenting) Written by multiple moms including Betsy Chasse and Debbie Weis...
A few months ago at a supermarket, with a snowstorm on the way, I realized what is so terrifying about motherhood. It had to do with locked shelves an...
Having my son was hands-down the best experience of my life. However, the week after he was born was hell. My son had to stay in the NICU for a week, which was an exhausting, emotional roller coaster of a time.
Cesarean sections often symbolize some kind of failure or unhappy ending of a story. My first c-section was the scary emergency kind, but my second was planned. Both times, they felt like a relief.
It's finally here. After 10 months of preparation, excitement, and venting, your friend has delivered her first (or second or third) child. You're thrilled for your dear friend who is finally at the end of her pregnancy journey... And at the beginning of a new lifetime one.