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I am Human, and I Choose Kind

I am Human, and I Choose Kind

Let me start off with the fact that I have never written anything of value, except maybe a grocery list. I stay out of politics publicly. I believe that being remembered for how you treat people is more important than what you have. Choose Kind That being said, I feel compelled to write my thoughts on [...]

Senna’s Birth Story

Senna’s Birth Story

Senna’s Birth Story Mama: Jesse C. Stats: 7lbs, 5oz, 21.25 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife I felt both triumphant and defeated. I was 41 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I had successfully eluded the “eviction notice” the OB/GYN (not my regular) had flippantly mentioned during a routine check [...]

E’s VBAC Birth Story

E’s VBAC Birth Story

E’s VBAC Birth Story Mama: Jessica T. Stats: 10 lbs, 15 oz, 22″ Type of Birth: Vaginal, VBAC Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician All babies are wonderful blessings. My babies tend to also be BIG wonderful blessings. My first son, C., was born in 2009 by C-section after 36 hours in labor because even with Pitocin, [...]

Garrett’s Birth Story

Garrett’s Birth Story

Garrett’s Birth Story Mama: Reina S. Stats: 7.10lbs, 20.5 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife We found out I was pregnant just six weeks after moving to a foreign country, so needless to say, I was feeling very overwhelmed. Luckily, the National Health Service in England was fantastic and I [...]

CR’s Birth Story

CR’s Birth Story

CR’s Birth Story Mama: Mindy K. Stats: 6lbs, 3oz, 18.75 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician At my 39 week appointment I was dilated to 1cm and 50% effaced. My OB/GYN discussed inducing with us, but as my husband pointed out – had Christmas not been coming in the next [...]

Why I Hired a Doula

Why I Hired a Doula

When I stared down at my positive pregnancy test on the morning of Tuesday, June 17th, I knew I was in for a world of physical and emotional change over the next nine months, but what I couldn’t predict was the amount of knowledge, perspective and empowerment I would gain through my pregnancy. When I [...]

Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

I found out I was pregnant as I was walking out the door to run a 10k time trial. After the initial “Holy shit!” moment, the next thought was “What happens now with my training?” Versions of these thoughts cycled through my head as I was running that day. I was registered for the upcoming [...]

The Adventures of THAT Mama

The Adventures of THAT Mama

A few months ago, my husband and I took our two boys, ages three and one, out to dinner. The baby sat in his high chair, laughing and babbling. My older son played the game “what’s missing from the table?” with us to while away the time until his food came (he always hides the [...]

C-Rae’s Birth Story

C-Rae’s Birth Story

C-Rae’s Birth Story Mama: Maggie M. Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician After suffering from bulimia for three years, and having a love and hate relationship with food, I finally achieved my “skinny” body. It was great until I began to lose too much weight. I went from 145lbs to [...]

Grey and Zeyn’s Birth Stories

Grey and Zeyn’s Birth Stories

I had the privilege of meeting Kelli while her family was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Kelli has such a wonderfully optimistic personality, and I’ve enjoyed keeping up with her family and their travels via Facebook over these last couple of years. Her boys are just too cute for words, and I love being able to [...]

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