Topic: Pregnancy & Health

7 Ways I Failed My Birthing Class

7 Ways I Failed My Birthing Class

Like many terrified women pregnant with twins, I signed up for my local hospital’s “Preparing for Multiples” birthing class. It promised to take me through everything I needed to know about being pregnant with multiples, giving birth to multiples, and caring for newborns. I came ready to learn with pen in hand and reluctant husband in tow. It turned out, however, that not unlike every single class I have ever taken in my life, I am a terrible student. More »

Saying Goodbye To Your Body Pillow After Pregnancy Is One Of The Hardest Break-Ups, Ever

Saying Goodbye To Your Body Pillow After Pregnancy Is One Of The Hardest Break-Ups, Ever

Have you heard of the “Snoogle,” a.k.a pregnancy body pillow a.k.a cushioned moat of no-love? It’s revered by pregnant women all over the land and probably despised by their partners. It wraps you in a warm embrace while simultaneously shoving your husband out of bed — and once you own one it is really hard to let go. Unfortunately, your partner will probably want their nighttime real estate back eventually, and once you have a baby there’s not really an excuse to keep this thing around. More »