Prenatal Depression – It’s Time We Talk About It First, a bit about PPD By now you have no doubt heard about Post-Partum Depression (PPD). It’s a condition affecting a whopping 1 out of 7 mothers in the United States. But it’s only been getting a widespread acknowledgement in the recent years. Even though PPD… Read More Prenatal Depression – It’s Time We Talk About It
Expectations: Part 2 – Labor and Delivery This is part 2 of the series on managing motherhood expectations. You can read my post about managing pregnancy expectations here. In this installment, I want to talk about expectations for labor and delivery. I think labor is one of the scariest experiences for women. We grow up… Read More Expectations: Part 2 – Labor and Delivery
Expectations: Part 1 – Pregnancy I have to be honest, I love that some of my friends are getting pregnant. It feels like an experience that can bring a stronger bond between us. After all, becoming a mother does catapult you into a different category of being. Our whole society makes sure to remind us… Read More Expectations: Part 1 – Pregnancy
VBAC: My Success Story I recently gave birth to my second son. It was a whirlwind of an experience but one that changed my life yet again. My first son was born via a surprise C-Section. (If you want to learn more about my first birth, read When You Experience a Traumatic Birth). That left… Read More VBAC: My Success Story
Flipping a Breech: My Experience This post is not intended as medical advice. I am just a mom and not a medical professional. But I wanted to write this post in order to share my experience flipping my breech baby. I hope that it can help other moms, but only with their health provider’s blessing.… Read More Flipping a Breech: My Experience
8 Ways to Help Ease Pregnancy Pains and Discomforts As I sit here enjoying the rare cool summer North Carolina day, I reminisce on how challenging my pregnancy has been so far. My first trimester happened during the worst allergy season in recent history. Then my second and part of my third happened during a… Read More 8 Ways to Help Ease Pregnancy Pains and Discomforts
Have you lost yourself? What pregnancy can do to you As I near the end of my pregnancy (which feels like the longest pregnancy on earth), I keep looking back at the posts I wrote throughout. (Click here to read how it all started). I didn’t share them at the time I wrote them because… Read More Have you lost yourself?
When You Just Can’t First trimester of pregnancy: what a blissful and wonderful feeling. It’s filled with all the love and anticipation and dreams for your future baby. But you know what else fills this period even more, nausea and exhaustion. It takes up so much room in the day, that almost no space is… Read More When You Just Can’t
Surprise……You’re Pregnant Again!!! As, I’m nearing the end of my second pregnancy, I finally have the gall to post about it. I’ve been writing about my pregnancy as it’s been progressing but was wavering on whether I wanted to share about it on the blog. After I read my post though, I finally decided to… Read More Surprise……You’re Pregnant Again!!!