20 more weeks until my October due date and I’ve somewhat managed to find a sense of calm within the storm (most days). This newfound sense of peace (some days) I credit to bits of wisdom I’ve gathered while going through the motions of pregnancy. 1,193 more words
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For one thing, going for gatherings became easier. I had a ready answer to, “so what do you do?”. Yes, I know I being at home with the kids is “commendable” and one of the “toughest jobs in the world”, and that I should never have felt bashful about being, well, just a mom. 783 more words
Whenever I’ve done yoga, no matter the style or instructor, one thing has always been consistent. When it comes to whether a pose is being done ‘right,’ my teachers have always referred to each student’s best judgment and understanding of their own body: 848 more words
There are two reasons for sharing my birth story in this particular way.
First, online discussions about birth are too often fraught with tension, either focused on quantitative details (length in hours, degrees of tearing, number of interventions, etc.) that can be used to compare/measure us against fellow moms; or devolving into endless debates with battle lines drawn on natural/medicated or vaginal/c-section grounds. 2,913 more words