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Making peace with my epidural

This month marks the first installment of my new column in the Portland-area family magazine Metro Parent. I figured I should start at the beginning, so I wrote a little about Peeper’s birth story. 107 more words

Medication During Birth

Birthing my babies is probably one of my favorite things to talk about (as you’ll notice in D1’s birth story, as well as D2’s… 1,167 more words

New Mommy

My Birth Story baby #7


From the very beginning of this pregnancy I have had extreme anxiety and fear.  I thought I was miscarrying in the beginning, I was told that I was “barely” pregnant at the ER, and felt like God had saved our little girl after we prayed and asked Him to!  3,139 more words

Our Daily Lives

Labor epidural anesthesia, obstetric factors and breastfeeding cessation.

Dozier AM, Howard CR, Brownell EA, Wissler RN, Glantz JC, Ternullo SR, Thevenet-Morrison KN, Childs CK, Lawrence RA.

Matern Child Health J. 2013 May;17(4):689-98. doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1045-4… 235 more words


(Lack thereof) Labor Pains

It was 3:30 pm on March 5th.

Panic set in. I wanted to throw up. I wanted to cry. I wanted to throw things. It was not time. 803 more words


Almost as Planned: Amélie's Birth Story

The first contraction started at around 9 pm on Thursday evening.  Of course, at the time, I didn’t know that it was a contraction, I thought it was just a cramp.  1,300 more words