Birth Stories · Postpartum

Not Our Birth Plan

When you’re pregnant there’s talk about birth plans and dreaming up your ideal birth. These are good! However, our birth did not go anything like we dreamed. Much of what we said we didn’t want to do we had to do in our labor and birth. About the only preferences we were left with were: healthy baby,… Continue reading Not Our Birth Plan

Pregnancy in Weeks

Pregnancy Week Thirty-One and Breastfeeding (PLUS Midwife Reprimand Follow-up)

As a part of my birth class requirements I visited a La Leche League meeting: an organization that meets to discuss and encourage women in their pursuit to breastfeed. I was impressed…

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Pregnancy Week Twenty-Seven and Midwife Reprimand

I visited the birth center for a prenatal appointment this week (they have me coming every four weeks)… Usually, the prenatal appointments consist of the basics such as: taking my blood pressure, my weight, my heart rate, baby’s heart rate, and measuing my belly.