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Our Drug-Free Birth Plan

When I was pregnant with Henry, I wrote a lot about my plans for a drug-free birth. Some people said to me, “You can’t plan birth!  What’s going to happen is going to happen!”  That’s true.  You can’t really plan birth.  But I do think that preparation can really pay off, especially if you’re  hoping [...]

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Milestones, milestones.  So many milestones. My little man is now 5 months (and a week…) old.  I can hardly believe it – but I say that every month, don’t I?  It’s just amazing how fast time passes and how quickly children grow.  But in so many ways, it just keeps getting better and better.    [...]

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I summed up Henry’s birth story with this thought:   Labor was, by far, the most emotionally and physically intense moment of my life.  But I look at Henry now and know it worth it.  The entire pregnancy, the labor – it was worth it.  I really believe that all women should be very proud [...]

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Missed Part I?  Here it is!   Where did we leave off?  Oh yes.  My water had broken, I had been contracting for seven hours, and I truly believed I’d be holding my baby soon.  That’s when things started to get intense.  Truthfully, the beginning of labor isn’t so bad.  Contractions aren’t long and are [...]

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Most of the review of the various types of birth classes (hospital classes, Lamaze, Hypnobabies, Bradley Method) are written post-birth, which makes perfect sense.  But I thought it would be kind of fun to split up my review of Bradley Method classes into two posts – one before birth and one after birth.  After all, [...]

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And The Winner Is…

At Bradley Method class tonight, we played a game of ‘who knows the symptoms of birth stages the best.’  It was moms-to-be versus the birth coaches/husbands. Guess who won?   Not the moms.  The coaches whooped us.  Is that a good thing?  Or a bad sign? All I know is that this card made me [...]

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Baby continues to grow, and the bump continues to change shape.  I was so round a few weeks ago, now I feel pointer.  I’m carrying all in front, right around my belly button, which is getting flatter and flatter and feels so strange now!   There’s all sorts of Old Wives Tales about how you [...]

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