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Your (Birth) Plan Doesn't Always Go As Planned

You’re supposed to write out a birth plan? I thought you just get pregnant and then run off to the hospital to pop a baby out.. 996 more words


How it all began

Let’s start at the very beginning (it’s a very good place to start): I had planned to have as drug-free, natural a birth as possible. I wasn’t against the drugs, of course, and fully intended to have them if necessary; I just wanted to see how far I could get on my own. 405 more words


Labour, delivery & where it all went wrong

Excitement, exhaustion, pain, happiness. So many feelings overwhelmed me on that car trip to the hospital in the early morning of Thursday 13 July 2017. Excitement because I was on the way to the hospital, exhaustion because I had not slept for nearly 24 hours, pain because contractions fucking hurt and happiness because I was going to meet my little Mason. 2,101 more words

Things They Just Don't Tell You About Birth

When Darv & I first started trying to have a baby, we did 0 research on the subject matter, and what it was we were going to expect. 685 more words

My birth story

I hope that title didn’t scare you guys away – however, my birth story wasn’t a very good one. Now obviously it is a lot more common for women to have a not so nice story compared to those who miraculously have their babies within a few hours of labour (and kudos to you ladies that have been able to have that kind of awesome experience) but mine is definitely one of those “not so nice” stories. 775 more words

33 hours

My due date for Joseph was March 26. When I went in for my appointment the week prior they told me, that there were no signs of him coming. 1,410 more words

August 2017

High Intervention Birth and Mother's Mood

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA and Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, MD, PhD examine how high intervention births put mental health at risk and how to help mothers who have them. 1,350 more words