I’ve been reading the New Leaf Wellness blog for awhile now (Kelly leads our New Mom’s Connections here at the shop and just generally has great ideas!) and was intrigued by her meal preparation before her third baby. When my mother-in-law planned a trip to see us when I was 37 weeks pregnant, I knew . . . → Read More: Feeding My Newly Expanded Family
Last week, at the end of my midwife visit, we discussed my upcoming Group B Strep test. “Would you like a cervical check when we do that?” she asked.
I had a week to think about it, and went back and forth as to whether I’d say yes. I know there are risks . . . → Read More: Cervical Checks?
My job this week: pack my go-bag for the hospital.
The first time around, we packed a ton of luggage and didn’t use most of it. The second time, I packed all the wrong things and my husband still had to make a few trips home to get stuff I . . . → Read More: Packing My Hospital Bag for Baby #3
I’m three weeks into a cold, 36 weeks pregnant. Most likely, I have a sinus infection. I’ve been to see my midwives, my chiropractor, and my PCP (whom I saw twice). Everyone agrees that I am a miserable, congested person, but nobody feels it’s appropriate to prescribe me antibiotics given my late stage of . . . → Read More: Cold Relief in Late Pregnancy
Toward the end of my nearly-42-week pregnancy with my first son, I developed intense itching in my stretch marks. When I say intense, I mean itching beyond any I’ve experienced before. And I’ve contracted nasty cases of poison ivy, oak, and sumac, so I like to think I’m an experienced itcher.
After a . . . → Read More: Treating PUPPP (Late Pregnancy Rash)
Just over a year ago, I got a juror summons when I had a wee nursling. I wrote about how I looked forward to the service as a “day off” from the intense work of mothering. Lunch break, readers. Lunch break! Alone!! Alas, I was not called to appear in court.
Yesterday, I got . . . → Read More: Jury Duty While Pregnant
Maybe this little guy will wean soon?
I was so sure my son would wean when I left him with my parents for three days over spring break. I was so sure of it! He was down to once or twice every 2 days. I was not offering, not really refusing (but certainly . . . → Read More: Still Nursing While Pregnant