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Third Time’s the Charm: Judah’s Birth Story

Third Time’s the Charm: Judah’s Birth Story

Judah’s Birth Story Mama: Christina D. Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife It has been just over a week since the birth of my third child. Things have been pretty hectic at my house, so I haven’t had time to post many photos or updates to share with friends and [...]

10 Ways to Encourage Sibling Bonding in the First Year

10 Ways to Encourage Sibling Bonding in the First Year

Preparing for the arrival of your second child is very emotional for many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is your concern for how to help your first born adjust to, and hopefully embrace, this addition to the family. My son was four years old when I was pregnant with my daughter. For four years [...]

TTC: Mindy’s Extraordinary Journey

TTC: Mindy’s Extraordinary Journey

Guest mama Mindy is a close friend and relative of mine. Although we are close, I hadn’t realized the journey it took her and her wonderful husband to become pregnant with their little girl. I knew it was difficult for them, but each time I read her story it brings tears to my eyes. Mindy [...]

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 [...]

I’m Not Crying Because I’m Sad!

I’m Not Crying Because I’m Sad!

Right after I had my baby girl (her nickname is Peeps, which I’ll be calling her on this post) almost 2 years ago, I remember my husband wheeling me out of the hospital when all of a sudden…the tears started flowing and I could NOT STOP. I cried on the whole drive home. I cried [...]

My Experience With Placenta Encapsulation

My Experience With Placenta Encapsulation

I think it’s fair to say that when most people hear about a woman consuming her placenta their gag reflex kicks in. At the very least, most people find it incredibly strange and wonder why anyone would consider doing something so downright “icky”. But I also think it’s fair to say women who’ve had a [...]

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, [...]

My Battle With Breast Pumps

My Battle With Breast Pumps

When I decided I was going to breastfeed and go back to work full time I found that a breast pump was a necessary evil. Now that we have that out of the way, how do you go about picking one? At first, I thought getting a pump was simple and I could go on [...]

What I Learned About Tongue Tie

What I Learned About Tongue Tie

Since Christina posted her experience with her daughter’s tongue tie, I’m seeing and hearing more and more about this not-so-uncommon occurrence with newborn babies. Depending on where you are reading, experts say it occurs in anywhere from 2% to 16% of babies. But I wonder if that number is much higher because it goes undiagnosed [...]

Judah’s Birth Story

Judah’s Birth Story

Judah’s Birth Story Mama: Michelle W. Stats: 7.10lbs, 21 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife My due date was February 12, and with our first being 5 days late, I was not counting on having our son prior to his due date. In fact, I was so sure that he [...]