I was on a trip with my husband to Boston to attend my god-daughter’s baptism. I was HUGELY pregnant with my first. Hours before the big event, I remember holding her sleeping body against mine when the urge struck: I needed to pee, and I needed to pee NOW! Her parents were not in the […]
Bringing the War Home: PTSD & Childbirth
Today is the nationally recognized holiday in the United States known as “Veteran’s Day.” There are lots of American flags being flown, and parades in big cities and small towns, lots of “Never Forget!” and “Thank you for your service!” statements being made in person and online. But did you know that according to the […]
No “Training” Needed
I read this article from the New York Times and let me first acknowledge all of the really great things the author writes about as a new Momma: the need she has to ask her partner for more help, the attempts she makes to encourage her partner to show up and participate as a new […]
A Lasting Impression
(Or rip, maybe? I promise this is not a post about what happens as the baby is being born. Trust me.) Last night I slept like crap. I don’t know why, but I did. I’m someone who needs at least six hours of sleep in order to function. That’s not a ton of sleep and […]
Second Stage Labor
Everything you ever wanted to know about the 2nd Stage of Labor (with a killer song to boot!)
Calling All Partners!
We need to do a better job of welcoming Dads and Partners into the world of pregnancy and birth. Period.