When I was pregnant, I had to be really choosy about what I watched on television…or read, for that matter. I was so sensitive and everything made me upset. But nothing made me more upset than watching the way birth gets depicted on a lot of shows.
If it’s not a dramatic debacle involving . . . → Read More: Watching Birth on Sitcoms While Pregnant?
I had lunch with a very pregnant friend the other day. Her feet were puffing out over the straps in her shoes. Her eyes were watery and runny. Her nose was stuffed. Her hips ached and she lumbered, great with child, limping around the head of the baby dropped into her pelvis.
“Isn’t it . . . → Read More: This, Too, Shall Pass: Pregnancy Mantras for Late August
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
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
I shared a few weeks ago that I’m working toward a VBA2C (vaginal birth after 2 cesareans) later this summer. I’ll try just about anything that will help me have an easier delivery! So I was pretty surprised to read that eating dates in my final month of pregnancy might help labor . . . → Read More: Eating Dates for Easier Delivery?
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
Before I had kids, when I knew nothing at all about anything BUT thought I knew a lot of things about everything, I believed the common myth that it was not possible to breastfeed while pregnant. This went along with the general American public’s opinions about weaning at the stroke of midnight on a . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding While Pregnant