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The Day Before Baby

Prior to the big push, I had a neatly planned idea for just what I wanted. Naturally, plans changed.

My due date according to preliminary ultrasounds had been May 2, 2014. 703 more words

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Got Placenta?...

*** Updated 8/21 – When Bridget got her iron level checked pre-delivery it was at 10.6 g/dL. Today after one week supplementing with the placenta pills, it was 12.9 g/dL. 2,896 more words

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Birth Story: Part 3 – Ashlyn, the One Who Changed Everything

I was two weeks away from my due date. It was late at night, and I felt a strange gush.  I thought my water might have broken, but I wasn’t sure.  1,703 more words

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C-Section Remorse

It has been almost 5 months since my son was born and a lump still forms in my throat when I think about my labor and delivery experience and how he came into this world. 1,021 more words

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Where's Waldo...And My Baby???

Still no baby- UGH!!!!

We went to the doctor on Wednesday hoping he would say we were having the baby an hour later.  Instead we left there with a scheduled induction date.  554 more words

Birth Story

Fair warning, I don’t want to scare any woman out of having children but I do want to tell you my birth story and, more importantly, I want to write my birth story.   1,657 more words

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Seamus's Birth Story (Only Five Years Late)

Seamus was six months old when I started this blog, so I never wrote about his birth. He’s been asking lots of questions about birth, and we had explained to him that a baby gives off signs when it’s ready to be born, and then the muscles in the uterus squeeze hard, and then finally the baby comes out through the cervix and vagina. 1,379 more words

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