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A Lesson On Fear From Samara

My feelings about labor during my second pregnancy were vastly different from the way I felt about it during my first pregnancy. When I was pregnant the first time around, with Ari, labor was an abstract concept. I knew it would be painful, but I hadn't experienced what that truly meant.I was scared of labor [...]

By | 2014-04-06T01:56:39+00:00 February 11th, 2011|Deep Thoughts, Labor|Comments Off on A Lesson On Fear From Samara

Unintentional Natural Childbirth

On Saturday morning, I knew I'd had enough. I'd been having contractions all week long that led to nowhere. I'd been in constant pain, and sometimes for 6-8 hours at a time. So I called my midwife. I told her I couldn't take it anymore. She said she totally understood, and that she fully supported [...]

By | 2014-04-06T01:56:53+00:00 January 24th, 2011|Anecdotes, Labor|1 Comment

Breastfeeding Stories

My sister-in-law, May, recently had a baby. She was asking me about my breastfeeding experience, which I gladly recounted to her.I was able to nurse my son for a year. However, starting nursing was trickier than I anticipated. I remember right after pushing Ari out, Dr. K. put him on my belly. My amazingly supportive [...]

By | 2014-04-06T02:04:26+00:00 February 28th, 2010|Breastfeeding, Labor, Nursing|Comments Off on Breastfeeding Stories

A Visit Down Memory Lane…Inspired by The Toilet

Every mom has a labor story. I was just spending some time on the toilet, and I remembered (some time ago) a friend of mine telling me that all I had to do to get my baby out of my uterus was to pretend that I was having a bowel movement. This took me back [...]

By | 2014-04-06T13:26:49+00:00 July 8th, 2009|Anecdotes, Labor|Comments Off on A Visit Down Memory Lane…Inspired by The Toilet