My Water Baby

The birth of my second baby was so moving it was like a rebirth of my soul and a newfound belief in myself and what I was capable of. Although my first birth was beautiful, I didn't feel prepared despite taking a birthing class. During labor I went to a very dark place deep inside myself, feeling so scared and isolated in my pain not even my husband or mother could penetrate it....more
Here is a link to the story of my daughter's birth (my first born.) This story is also entered ...more

Journey to Motherhood with Ricki Lake

  It was time for Jessica to make her appearance, at this point with my toddler attended to, I had been laboring with my husband’s support and it was him and I against the world.Side note: After having a horrific experience delivering my first son I knew I did not want to have a repeat of the same, so I fought to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)....more