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Labor Shame

I became a mother 2 months, 25 days, 12 hours, and 55 minutes ago. Looking back on it now, it was one of the best days of my life. 1,081 more words


What They Don't Tell You About Being Induced

On July 21st of this year I was scheduled to be induced with the help of Pitocin, a synthetic form of Oxytocin (which is the hormone that starts labor). 606 more words


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


Labor & Delivery Series Part 3: Embracing When My Birthing Plan Changed

When we showed up at the hospital at approximately 3am, the valet was closed and the front desk was empty, so we took the elevators to the Labor & Delivery Ward. 712 more words

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My Big Son: A Big Birth Story (Part II)

The conclusion of a two-part series about delivering my super-sized son, aka “Deuce Luce.” Sections in blue are actual notes that my husband took on his phone in the delivery room. 1,597 more words


Tips for being induced.

Let’s talk about induction of labor. It’s fairly common in the US to get to 39 weeks and be induced a week before your due date. 1,002 more words


I Just Spilled Mimosa on my Six Month Old

I consider it pay back for getting covered in his placenta juices, etc. during birth. Speaking of birth, here is my youngest’s birth story:

Oliver’s birth started with sweet potato pancakes. 1,252 more words

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