There is nothing glamorous about the first trimester of pregnancy. Let's just all agree to agree on that before we proceed. The first trimester is about as glamorous as that LAST agonizing month (which I'm fairly certain contains 2,646,513,544...
I downloaded a contraction timer on my phone. I read every pregnancy and childbirth book out there. I packed my hospital bag. I unpacked my hospital bag. I packed it up again. I had a list of who to...
"Strong moms give birth naturally with no epidural." I've heard it over and over again. When did c-sections get dubbed as "the easy way out"? Let me tell you that there was nothing easy about it. I also want...
After having my first baby, my hospital room was like an ongoing party in full swing, with a stream of visitors for our entire two-day stay. Our house was even full of people waiting for us when we got...
It took us nearly 18 months to get pregnant, and that might not seem like a long time to some, but when all you want is a baby, that's an eternity. That's right, my husband and I found ourselves...
When my husband and I found out we were pregnant, we were excited; we were happy. When we found out it was a girl, things started feeling a little more real and exciting. We could finally stop saying "it"...
C-Section. Say that word in a group of moms and you’ll immediately see some very strong responses. Some are stricken, others are disgusted, while some are raising their hands in praise. If you’ve ever talked about birth stories in a...
I’m a working mom of three. I have worked in a corporate office setting during all three of my pregnancies so I know a thing or two being pregnant while trying to be professional at the same time. Pregnancy...
It hasn’t been long since I found out you’re going to be in this world, but it feels like I already know you. It feels like I've known you my whole life. When I think about you, I can't help...
Dear Labor & Delivery Nurses: Your work is so very important and special. Unfortunately it is often underappreciated. Doctors often get the credit for the safe arrival of a healthy baby while you have spent the majority of the time...
I had about 15 minutes to mentally prepare for my emergency c-section.  It's a lot to process.  I was about to meet my daughter - yay! I was minutes away from not being pregnant anymore - hallelujah! I was going to give birth through...
"I didn't think I'd ever be in this room." These were the first words I uttered while looking at my therapist through eyes blurred by tears. "Most people don't. You are not alone." These were the words I needed to hear.  The...

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