“Let’s get some blood work done, and while we’re waiting for results, I’ll get you an appointment for an ultrasound at the hospital.” This was not remotely what I had expected to hear from my midwife, and the worried look on her face was not reassuring. I was there for my regular check-up, fresh into… Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as “TMI” to a Dr or Midwife
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You don’t have to be thankful. I’m giving you permission to sit where you are this holiday. Our server forgot my soup yesterday. I was sharing a meal with my sweet five year old, but I ordered an extra soup so that we could both have one. Rather than be a mature adult and ask… Continue reading Thanksgiving
I’m not there to hold the baby… Please don’t feel obligated to offer just because I’m there.
When I finally got to sleep sometime this morning, I had the worst dream ever! I was trying to make it to a birth, and I struggled to get home to even get a shower and a change of clothes, and then there were police surrounding my vehicle at home so I couldn’t leave the… Continue reading Doula Nightmares!
I discovered the show “Adam Ruins Everything” a few months ago because of the episode where Adam “ruins” sex. I have many friends that are passionate about reducing routine infant circumcision and that episode addressed circumcision. The YouTube clip was shared like crazy. I found it both witty and informative and started a hunt for… Continue reading Adam Ruins Having A Baby?
“Breast is best.” “Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world.” “Babies are born with an instinct to seek the breast, find it, and latch.” Statements like these can feel like a slap to the face in the wake of breastfeeding struggles. For new mothers trying to breastfeed and having a hard time, these… Continue reading Breastfeeding is Natural, So Why Is It So Hard?