Topic: giving birth

Emily Henderson, HGTV Star, Brings The Realness With Awesome “Birth Plan”

Emily Henderson, HGTV Star, Brings The Realness With Awesome "Birth Plan"

I love love love love interior designer and stylist Emily Henderson. I became aware of her through her awesome blog (Do not miss her posts on how to shop your local Craigslist), but she also won season 5 of HGTV Design Star and hosts a show called Secrets From A Stylist on HGTV. So she’s kinda famous. But that doesn’t stop her from bringing the charming realness on her blog, especially now that’s getting ready to deliver her first child. Reason #679845 why I love Emily? Her latest post on her “birth plan”—you’ll see why I put birth plan in quotes.
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Jessica Simpson Had Her Baby Boy So You Can All Stop Pacing The Floor In Anticipation!

Jessica Simpson Had Her Baby Boy So You Can All Stop Pacing The Floor In Anticipation!

It’s bad enough that we all have to feign interest when these Z-list celebs have babies and even worse when you realize that for the new few months, a lot of the news we are exposed to will be all about how fast Kim Kardashian and Jessica have lost their baby weight. I think it would be super cool if they made the announcement that they have decided not to lose any weight at all, and will maybe even gain a few pounds and they focus on what should be the most important things, their new babies More »

When I Had A Baby I Didn’t Get A Box Of Prizes – All I Got Were Stupid Formula Samples

When I Had A Baby I Didn't Get A Box Of Prizes - All I Got Were Stupid Formula Samples

How cool is that? Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world because parents who have the box no longer sleep with their babies, thus reducing the risk of SIDS. I’m a huge advocate of co-sleeping, and with this box you could probably just put it next to you on the bed instead of worrying about rolling over on your baby. This whole thing just sounds so pro-parent, like they really want to give parents the things they need so they can get off to a good start. More »

Newborn Saved From Sewer Pipe After Mom Allegedly Gives Birth Over Toilet And I Blame The One-Child Policy

Newborn Saved From Sewer Pipe After Mom Allegedly Gives Birth Over Toilet And I Blame The One-Child Policy

The infant, dubbed “Baby No. 59″ is thought to be just a few days old and allegedly fell into the toilet after his mom unexpectedly gave birth there, according to a local police officer. The woman was apparently on the scene the entire time as firefighters and doctors fought to save her son. She fully admitted to being the mother. Still, I am not convinced; and I’m not the only one. More »

Twinning: Some Twin Moms Definitely Go For The Natural Birth Fantasy

Twinning: Some Twin Moms Definitely Go For The Natural Birth Fantasy

Last week, I wrote about own desire to go straight for the c-section when delivering my twins. But both my cousin Rena and friend Christina are heroes in my eyes, because I couldn’t contemplate going through what they did to bring their twins into the world.

After having her first child vaginally, my cousin Rena delivered her twins vaginally, and hearing her story while I was pregnant with my own set of twins reinforced my decision to schedule a C. My cousin is very much like me in that she tells it like it is. I knew that more than anyone, she’d tell me the real deal without an ounce of sugarcoating, and that’s exactly what I needed.
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Twinning: I Never Got Caught Up In The Natural Birth Fantasy

Twinning: I Never Got Caught Up In The Natural Birth Fantasy

I’m one of those women who never felt that “natural” birth sounded all that natural—and even if I only had one baby my ideal delivery would have been a c-section. So one of the first things I wanted to make sure was that my doctor would be on board with a scheduled C. Luckily, he believed that c-sections are the safest way to deliver twins and said that would have been his suggestion anyway. More »