When I was pregnant with my first son two years ago and my due date was drawing closer, my husband and I began chatting about how family would play a role in the birth. Since pregnancy was so new to me, I felt pretty anxious about Game Day. I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen, and I didn’t need visitors grimacing or cheering me on. Nope, nope, nope. More
Topic: giving birth
Five Things I’d rather do that give birth to a 15 pound baby. More
I love love love love interior designer and stylistÂ 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”â€”you’ll see why I put birth plan in quotes.
After all, this is a person who will be there when you are (hopefully) pushing a baby out of your vagina. More
Is it crazy that I’m secretly a little envious of these women who just unexpectedly go into labor and pop out children in the weirdest places? It happened again – this time at a Barnes & Noble in California. More
Your daughter loves you, and she needs you now, to be her mom. She needs you to love her with a ferociousness and unconditionality like you did when she was a baby and you held her in your arms and marveled at what immense joy you could feel over something not much older than the milk you have in your refrigerator. More
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
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
Why don’t they warn you in birth class that after the petals are sewn together they resemble ground up hamburger meat that hangs down to your knees? More
HeatherÂ Barrington has inspired me into considering all kinds of over the top birthing plans that may or may not include debatable species. Go big or go home. Or go glittery. More
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
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 couldnâ€™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, sheâ€™d tell me the real deal without an ounce of sugarcoating, and thatâ€™s exactly what I needed.