Pregnancy. Having a baby. Just happened. Now that it’s almost been three months since our bundle of joy, Maria Caeli (pronounced Ma-ree-yuhh Che-lly) was born, I’m looking back at how I was thrusted into motherhood through those crazy and exciting months. 1,060 more words
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I just finished my DONA International birth doula workshop.
What do you even say?
I learned so much.
I learned (more) about late-term pregnancy, labour signs, stages of labour, comfort measures in those labour stages and how they work (or don’t work) for women and their partners, breastfeeding, not breastfeeding, informed choice (always and forever one of my favourite things), how to conduct myself in an initial interview, that women in Russia are badasses when it comes to birthing their babies, and that… 914 more words
So now I’m on maternity leave, things are getting scarily real. There’s actually a baby on the way pretty soon! In between daytime TV property makeover shows and ill-advisedly watching old episodes of One Born, I’ve started ‘getting organised’ as best I can – and job one was packing the hospital bag (or bags as it has turned out to be). 862 more words
Seven years ago, I was in the hospital in the middle of a thirty-four and a half hour labor.
When I finally saw my daughter’s face on Sunday morning, June 15th, 2008, it was nothing short of surreal. 1,151 more words