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A Mother is Born

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


You never know 'til it is.

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

It's all worth it at the end!

Happy, Excited, Emotional and Scared were some of the few emotions I felt when we found out we were expecting Feb of last  year! I love babies and always will but having your own is an experience of itself. 1,976 more words

Life Experiences

Parallels in obstetrics and psychiatry

Editor’s note: I’m reposting the below wonderful article by Leah Harris from 2009 along with a link to an article about a new film. 

That new film is: The Mama Sherpas… 1,694 more words

welcome baby jake

So, I’ve had an eventful couple of weeks! Those following my blog and copious Tweets will know I was expecting our second baby boy, due to arrive on the 11th July. 1,404 more words


35 & 36 weeks: packing 'that' bag and getting prepared

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


"Mom, Keep Some Room in your Heart for the Unimaginable."

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

My Child