One of my old friends had a baby when I was pregnant with Emm. Her labor was 24 hours long, and that sounded absolutely exhausting to me. I was worried that I might have a “long” labor like her, so I comforted myself by saying, “That won’t happen to me. I take better care of … Read moreDealing with Labor Anxiety
This post contains affiliate links. For more about our affiliates, visit our disclaimer. The first trimester is a doozy. There’s vomiting, wishing you could vomit, fatigue, dizziness, aches and pains and all sorts of other pleasant things. So how do you even survive? Here’s some of our best tips: Work. Out. Yes, it sounds extremely … Read more10 Tips for Your First Trimester
I love breastfeeding my baby. Why? Because it has so, so many benefits, AND it brings me closer to my little girl. Trust me, I have used all four forms of baby feeding (breastfeeding, formula, bottle, hospital tube) and breastfeeding is the best. Hands down. But just in case you’re not convinced, here’s some real experience … Read moreWhy Breastfeeding is the Best
Just a few days ago, I heard a woman say that she had gone without medication during her delivery. Quite honestly, I thought she was completely nuts, because the contractions that I went through were sustained and NOT productive… UNTIL I had the epidural. The epidural was a godsend for me. My next thought though, was … Read moreEpidurals and Medication Shaming
Sometime in life you have probably wondered what it would feel like to have a baby. Maybe you even got up the courage to ask your mom about it. But when you had that conversation, your mom’s response was probably the same as my mom’s: “I think it was….”. And you probably left the conversation … Read moreWhat Do Contractions Feel Like?