Making it the first week on hospital bedrest

The next day, the doctor who does rounds decides that unfortunately I’m not allowed to shower for another 24 hours and he also decided that I need to continue the medicine that makes me so dizzy and nauseous for another 24 hours (making it 72 hours instead of the promised 48). The doctor is older with a full beard and nice eyes and when he explains that this medicine will help my baby’s brain development I know that I would and will do whatever it takes for my baby....more

Hospital bed rest

My mom just booked the next flight from Sweden to come help out, (did I luck out in the “having the best mom department” or what?). I can’t believe she is actually coming and that she is landing tonight. Dad confirmed that she got on the plane okay and I’m telling my husband that he has to pick her up around midnight. I get all weepy and emotional thinking about it, every girl needs their mom at a time like this. My husband had to take the day off of work yesterday to take care of our son and today is Saturday and they are both coming to visit me....more

Sharing the pain

Every delivery story is different. Mine involves my husband looking at some monitors and telling me when I was having a contraction. (Thanks, honey. I knew that.) I figured he was just nervous and didn't realize what he was doing. At no point of time did I want to throw him out of the delivery room....more

Dr Mama on bed rest!

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20 Things You Need to Know About Pregnancy

I will preface this tale with a small disclaimer: If you had an easy pregnancy, you are one lucky bitch.This is not normal. Should you feel compelled to discount the torturous experiences that many of us have had, please save it for the baby book. Also, congratulations. I am jealous. Pregnancy. There are those who have been there, those who are there right now, and those who are trying to get there. We who have been there have much to tell, but what will you disclose? Will you tell your deepest vagina dramas to your pregnant friends, or take them to the grave? ...more
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#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 12: Herbs for Labour Support

I am back again with more herbal information and this time it is all about herbs that support labouring clients. I figured it was time to write a post explaining what formulas I recommend and why I recommend them....more

Unstuck and Working: Anchors of Calm

In the past week, I have taught two HypnoBirthing classes. There's a switch in my head that flips, when I have agreed to help a family, and I take my meds, get in my car, and I... show up. Always. I've never missed a class. Business hasn't exactly been booming, but when I commit, I show....more

A very special letter to my daughter...

I started writing letters to my little bean the day before I officially found out I was pregnant. I sort of felt...different...and had an inkling I may be pregnant. The next morning, I'd know for sure... ...more

Birth Reflections

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