5 Things I Didn't Know About Miscarriages Until I Had One

  We have had 4 “first” ultrasounds. Three of which ended with the nurse calling the doctor in to meet with us. I have never really talked about the third one. To anyone. It was probably the most painful, hopeless, and helpless ultrasound I’ve had.   ...more

How to Deal With Gender Disappointment During Your Pregnancy

A girl. That was what you were hoping this pregnancy would reveal. You’ve always wanted a little girl. Plus, you already have two boys and can’t help but look longingly at other moms out with their daughters. ...more
Petula Sorry to hear that your emotions weren't understood. That must have been frustrating to ...more

Triad Family Network and the National Perinatal Task Force

I know I've mentioned a few times here and there that I'm part of a group of women who believe in education and choice and information and women's health and pregnancy and babies' health. I want to tell you a little more about this group of great women, what we've been up to, and plans we have for the future....more

Pushing

The countdown has begun: C will be three in only about two and a half weeks.Sometimes I look through the archives of my blog to revisit all the things we’ve been through together.I remember when I saw her shimmy-shake across the screen for the very first time....more

Labor and Delivery part 1

It is finally Monday morning at about 5 am and of course I haven’t been able to sleep all night. I know that I really needed to sleep and that it would be a really long, tough day but that made it even harder to relax. I also know that this will most likely be the day we will meet our little preemie girl. I am beyond nervous, worried about labor and delivery and terrified that something will be wrong with our baby. I feel unprepared and scared and I still feel like I could keep her in longer and that we would all be better off by that....more

3 Tips for Throwing a Successful Baby Shower in the Office

Our office held a baby shower for one of the members of our team, Dana, who is about to head out on maternity leave. This isn’t our first rodeo when it comes to throwing baby showers for team members expecting either —not to toot my own horn too much, but we’ve got everything about hosting baby showers down to a science! But for many offices, and startups especially, holding a baby shower for a pregnant coworker for the first time can look like a daunting task. Where do you get started? The answer is a lot simpler than you think!...more
AmateurNester  That's a really good note to make - great point!more

Push Present Ideas

Oh the coveted push present. Yeah yeah, women get this wonderful new baby from the whole birthing ordeal. But was getting a husband out of the wedding good enough? I think I recall getting a ring or two out of that major life event... ;)  ...more

Should You Let Your Kids Watch Your Next Birth?

I got into hot topic conversation on Facebook this week. It started as me truthfully answering a friend's curiosity question. And while I would usually leave it at that, or offer clarity/details if necessary, I got sucked in to the conversation because it was something I am so passionate about. My friend is expecting her third child and planning her third homebirth. She wrote: "When I tell people I might have my kids at my homebirth, they react one of three ways: 1) whatever. 2) it's too traumatic and scary. 3) it's too distracting for mom. 4) it's inappropriate. Just curious, what do you think?" What do I think? ...more
CaroleMcKee I completely disagree that birth is an adult thing, it is a life event just as death ...more