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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 laugh out loud… 


Apparently, Bradley Method hasn’t gotten the memo that the word ‘bitchy’ is not the most politically correct description of cranky laboring mommas.  Winking smile



  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats April 23, 2012, 10:37 pm

    Hahaha yea, I wouldnt want someone telling me I was being bitchy while in labor!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 23, 2012, 10:43 pm

    Maybe not politically correct, but probably pretty factual. Sounds like a fun class.

    I also wanted to add that I loved your post earlier today. I completely agree with your thoughts on preventative mental health. I’ve thought a lot about this over the past few years. Last week this really was high on my thoughts especially for my boys. There was a 14 year old boy in my son’s class that I’ve watched grow up from elementary school to almost high school (this coming fall). He committed suicide the Saturday before last. I have been in shock since I’ve found out and I’ve been on my toes making sure the boys are good. I feel so fortunate to have such an incredible relationship with my boys, but I can’t help but fear for their thoughts. As women we always focus on the female struggles especially in youth, but boys have it hard too. I never thought about that when I was a kid. I was one of 4 girls and I was always an outsider to the boys’ world. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on mental health and preventative measures. I think it’s such an important part of our all around health.

    • Caitlin April 24, 2012, 10:26 am

      That is so horrible, it breaks my heart. Do you know why he committed suicide? I was discussing this very topic with one of the moms of the elementary school group I worked with yesterday, and we were talking about how kids feel like they can’t escape bullying these days because of technology. It makes me so sad. And you’re right – it’s not just women and girls who struggle, but everyone.

  • Michelle April 23, 2012, 10:53 pm

    That word may not be the most politically correct, but it is most definitely the most CORRECT. After having been through it twice, I have to say, its no walk in the park, my friend. The bitchiness fades as soon as you hold that precious little bundle for the first time 🙂

    • Caitlin April 23, 2012, 10:55 pm

      Haha I thought, “This may not be PC, but it is very descriptive…”

  • Carin April 24, 2012, 12:39 am

    Crabby and bitchy is the longest-lasting stage of labour… I’m still experiencing it 3 years post-partum .

    Oh, sorry, my mistake – as I didn’t actually experience a proper labour, it must just be my natural personality! Whatever…

  • Kris @ April 24, 2012, 6:27 am

    LOL. Not politically correct but very true! I believe I was in the bitchy stage of labor for 7-8 hours 🙂

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life April 24, 2012, 10:13 am

    Ha! That is too funny! I remember that card from my Bradley Method class and thinking the same thing. 🙂 Don’t you just LOVE the class?? My husband and I sure did and I am so thankful that we took it! You will be super confident (as confident as one can be) going into labor. 😉

    • Caitlin April 24, 2012, 10:28 am

      I do love Bradley 🙂 It is great.

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