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Baby on board

On June 21st 2011 Mr. Brood and I found out our lives were about to change forever – we were going to be parents. Although we had hoped to get pregnant quickly seeing those two lines on a home pregnancy test still took us by surprise. 1,679 more words


Decisions decisions

Breastfeeding? Jury is still out
Epidural? Jury is still out.
Pros and cons to both topics. I have a very low pain tolerance but a part of me wants to attempt “natural”. 18 more words


More Days of Numbness and Wanting to Die

So the nurse that discharged me said that the numbness and tingling in my torso and leg would be gone within 4 – 6 hours of the procedure; 48 hours later it was still there.   850 more words


Birth plan vs birth reality

I heard all the war stories, peppered with a few fairy tales just so I didn’t become too depressed at the idea of squeezing something the size of a watermelon through something the size of a lemon. 750 more words

149,760 Minutes of Feeling Lost

149,760 minutes, 104 days or 3 months 12 days, no matter how you calculate it, that’s how long it’s been since normal took a walk on me…a walk away. 1,136 more words


Do I need a doula if I'm getting an epidural?

“I know a lot of women who hire doulas if they want a natural labor. I love my baby, but all that pain? That just isn’t for me.

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About Me

Hi, I’m Tanya and I have a spinal cord injury.  A long-time graduate in the making, I celebrated my 20 year high school reunion a month before completing my last undergrad final exam, graduating from Northwood University, Summa Cum Laude, (Hey, I figured if it was going to take so long I might as well be perfect). 227 more words