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My Birth Story :: A Necessary C-Section

I had a normal, healthy pregnancy with my first child. No high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, or swelling. My weight gain was within the normal range (although I probably should have gained far less considering how poorly I ate). But all-in-all, it was an uncomplicated pregnancy. Baby measured appropriately at every appointment and hit all developmental markers at […]

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“Turn the epidural off!?!” and Other Memorable Quotes from Nathaniel’s Birthday

Just like most expectant mothers, as Nathaniel’s due date, May 6, 2012, got closer and closer, I became more and more anxious for him to arrive. To help things along, and because May 5, 2012 was the night of the big, full “super moon,” Greg and I went to eat spicy Mexican food, took a […]

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Why I wanted a “natural” child birth

As with many mothering topics, child birth can feel a little divisive at times. When mothers make different parenting decisions or differing situations lead to divergent choices, it can be hard for women to know how to find common ground. This comes up with everything from birth to breastfeeding, from working to schooling, from meal […]

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