Topic: childbirth

Push Presents Are Stupid, So Don’t Be Surprised If People Make Fun Of You If You Ask For One

Push Presents Are Stupid, So Don't Be Surprised If People Make Fun Of You If You Ask For One

As any company will tell you, labeling is everything. Calling a nice gift someone happens to give a pregnant lady after she gives birth a “push present” makes everyone’s skin crawl, just FYI. Also, requesting a gift for pushing a baby out of your vagina probably won’t go over well, either. I’m not saying you don’t deserve one – I’m just saying it’s all in the delivery. Saying something like, “I expect a diamond for going through pregnancy” will probably have everyone’s eyes in your general vicinity rolling into the back of their heads. More »

Actual Useful Tips For Finding A VBAC-Friendly Doctor

Actual Useful Tips For Finding A VBAC-Friendly Doctor

After going through an emergency c-section with my first child, I was determined to have a successful VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) with my second. The experience I had with my first birth was a little terrifying. I wanted to do whatever I could to put myself in a position to be able to attempt having a non-surgical birth the second time around. Finding a “VBAC-friendly” doctor was not easy. More »

Someone Figured Out How To Get That Annoying Cork Out Of A Wine Bottle And That Annoying Baby Out Of Your Vagina

Someone Figured Out How To Get That Annoying Cork Out Of A Wine Bottle And That Annoying Baby Out Of Your Vagina

Has anyone ever accidentally shoved the wine cork back into the bottle of wine when they were uncorking it? If so – have you ever managed to extract the cork without sweating or crying? I usually just say, “eff it” and end up leaving it floating in the bottle. Thank god a mechanic in Argentina is nothing like me – or this incredible, possibly life-saving tool for delivering babies would have never been invented. More »

Anonymous Mom: My Husband Is Not Invited To My Second Baby’s Birth

Anonymous Mom: My Husband Is Not Invited To My Second Baby's Birth

With my first child, my husband was very excited to be part of the whole having-a-baby process. He loyally attended every prenatal appointment, went to the labor classes, and helped me pick a dula. When it came time to actually push out the child, I knew it would be mostly on me. He tried to be helpful, but ultimately, he clearly got frustrated by how long it took, got bored, and was generally not a fan of the process. I knew he would be kicked out of the room once I started pushing (part of the reason I felt I needed a dula), but I wanted him out way sooner. More »