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Get Me a F*ckin’ Epidural!

Posted on: April 10, 2013 | Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth, Natural Childbirth

“I want an epidural” O.k. What I really said was, “GET ME A FUCKIN’ EPIDURAL!” Here’s what I missed at the childbirth class that I took when I was pregnant with Erica. I heard the word focus. I thought, ok, she means a focal point, a strong awareness, an understanding …

The Long Drive Home

Posted on: March 29, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Hospital Birth, Postpartum

It’s been 40+ weeks It’s been 40+ weeks and the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. You are taking your baby home! You put that carefully chosen, adorable first outfit from the baby shower on your baby, you neurotically buckle him or her into the car seat, you …

Shifting Gears

Posted on: March 6, 2013 | Doula Life, Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth

It’s happening. Right now. This second. Oooh, It just happened again.  You were at work or asleep or making breakfast or arguing with your teenager about procrastinating on an assignment and… unto a family, a child was born.  For that family, the Earth stood still. Everything stopped for them and …

All Vaginas Are Not Created Equal

Posted on: January 25, 2013 | Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth, Postpartum

I am always astounded to hear of a mom who arrives at her 6 week postpartum doctor/midwife appointment… PREGNANT! My vagina was terrified after childbirth. 20 years ago, having a baby and having an episiotomy went hand in hand. Or should I say, hand in scissor in hand, in vagina…. …

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