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N’s C-section Grand Entrance

N’s C-section Grand Entrance

N’s C-section Grand Entrance Mama: Cari H. Stats: 11 lbs., 13 oz. (not kidding!) Type of Birth: Cesarean Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician 32 weeks — I went in for my normal checkup. My mama was in town for my baby shower, so she tagged along with me. N had been in the vertex position [...]

Postpartum Depression: The On-Set

Postpartum Depression: The On-Set

For most families, having a baby is a joyous occasion, something that everyone celebrates. You just built a human being in your uterus, that’s amazing! You didn’t have to take a course on baby design, you don’t have to flip through a baby model catalog, and there isn’t a store at the mall where you [...]

Adventures in the NICU: Jaundice

Adventures in the NICU: Jaundice

No parent ever wants to see their baby in the NICU. Ever. No matter the circumstances. However, it’s a reality many of us face. When my son was born, I’ll admit, I didn’t know that I was supposed to wake him up to nurse every two to three hours for the first couple of weeks. [...]

Lilah’s Quick Arrival

Lilah’s Quick Arrival

Lilah’s Quick Arrival Mama: Miriam R. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician January 23, 2011 was a day I will never forget. It was officially the LONGEST I had ever been pregnant. I was 39 weeks pregnant that day, and although I’m sure a few of you readers are snickering at [...]

Alexis’ Birth Story

Alexis’ Birth Story

Alexis’ Birth Story Mama: Christy A. Stats: 7 lbs., 8 oz. Type of Birth: Cesarean Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Wednesday, November 24 was supposed to be just another day; my husband and I had planned on running some errands, cleaning up the house and that afternoon having a sonogram. I thought the sonogram was that [...]

Ryleigh’s Arrival

Ryleigh’s Arrival

Ryleigh’s Arrival Mama: Miriam R. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician When I found out that I was pregnant with Ryleigh, the only word that comes to mind is shock. My boyfriend (at the time) and I were in the middle of a break-up when I got the positive results. I [...]

L’s Birth: With Time for Cookies

L’s Birth: With Time for Cookies

L’s Birth: With Time for Cookies Mama: Corey P. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I had been experiencing prodromal labor for about two weeks and even though L wasn’t due for another ten days, I was SOO ready for him to arrive. On Sunday, April 17 I was feeling a little [...]

10 Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

10 Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

The day I got my first positive pregnancy test is a day I will always remember — I was with my best friend who had also just found out she was pregnant and wanted to go to the store to buy another pack of tests, just to be sure. We got home and she took [...]

C’s Arrival

C’s Arrival

C’s Arrival Mama: Cassie W. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician At 40 weeks pregnant, my doctor hadn’t seen much progress. After a long discussion, we decided to schedule an induction for the end of that week. I didn’t necessarily want an induction; I honestly wanted my little girl to come [...]

Bringing Home Baby: Ryleigh’s Baby Sister

Bringing Home Baby: Ryleigh’s Baby Sister

When we found out that we were expecting, my husband and I wondered what sex our little bundle would be, but not Ryleigh, my (then) 4-year-old daughter. She said that she was going to have a baby sister. We waited, not so patiently, for the first 20 weeks to pass until it was the day [...]