Tags » Birth Experience

My V-Bac Experience

Let me start by saying that I did not choose to have a V-bac to be “more of a woman”, or to fulfil some right of passage that is bestowed upon all women, because to be honest, in my opinion, that is a load of rubbish. 1,269 more words

Parenting

Getting Ready for Gentle Birth

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

Giving birth can be considered as one of the most unforgettable experiences in a woman’s life, a moment where a mother needs calmness, peace and where her needs and preferences will be heard and listened to.  

890 more words
Maternity

Water Birth

It has been exactly a month since our breathtaking and unforgettable water birth experience and I can say that it really expresses and epitomizes what motherhood is. 1,512 more words

Maternity

Grieving the birth experience I didn't get to have

I thought I’d come to terms with the birth and subsequent breastfeeding woes that I experienced. I thought although I needed to grieve the disappointments that I was ok. 947 more words

Depression

Regrets 

I’m usually an eternal optimist who is really good at compartmentalizing and shoving under the rug any negativity. But lately I’ve been thinking a lot about things I regret so far in my parenting experience. 528 more words

Parenting

Wounded

Tommy has been home from the NICU for 2 months. For the first time in his life, he is flourishing. He’s gained over 2 1/2 lbs since discharge, which is the most steady weight gain he’s ever had. 597 more words

My birth experience: Having a pool birth

I have been considering writing a blog post on my birth experience since Theo was born, but have never got round to it until now. When I was pregnant, I really enjoyed reading other women’s birth stories, but often would find people were quick to tell you horror stories and the negative aspects of giving birth. 1,777 more words