This post is part of a sponsored relationship Premier Health. We are pleased to partner with them in bringing valuable health information to the community.Our friends at Family Beginnings Birthing Center believe childbirth is a natural process and a spiritual journey for you and your family. They are not only equipped for, but fully supportive […]
This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Miami Valley Hospital. We are pleased to partner with them in bringing valuable health information to the community.Whether this is your first pregnancy or not, all pregnant mothers eventually find out about the “sugar test”: the dreaded orange, purple or even clear drink […]
It’s the middle of the night – 2:37, to be exact. We’re still struggling to get this whole “sleeping” thing down. I grumpily shuffle to the nursery midst grunts and cries (from her, not from me – Although, I’m not above that at this point). Exhausted, I reach down and scoop her up. She looks […]
I’m down to single digits when it comes to counting down the weeks till my baby girls due date and I’m trying to be as much in order now as possible. I had my first baby seven years ago and honestly didn’t pack appropriately if memory serves me right. I also didn’t have the same […]
With the holidays around the corner, the hustle and bustle is real. So are those warm tinglies you get when smelling turkey and playing Christmas music. This has always been my favorite season and now that I’m a mother there’s so much more to anticipate. The cookies, the pajamas, the holiday cheer. It all excites […]
The debate on c-sections and whether that is “real” birth or the “easy way out” have been a hot topic for a long time. I’ve had two and I can say they are not easy, but I think any way you are able to give birth to a healthy baby is what’s most important. However, […]
When I was pregnant, I became somewhat of a birth junkie. I couldn’t get enough information or watch enough birth videos. My husband and I read all the books and took all the classes. Although we were super prepared, we knew we still needed a doula. And THANK GOD we hired her. I’m confident in […]
***DISCLAIMER – These feelings were initial and not at all how I still feel about my sweet girl due October 19th.*** Finding out you’re pregnant with your second baby seems like it should be a very happy experience for most women in my position. I’m your typical married woman with 2 children. We have a very […]
I was 32 weeks pregnant when I took the “Birthing Naturally” childbirth class for women planning to deliver at Miami Valley Hospital’s Family Beginnings Birth Center. My husband and I learned various massage and breathing techniques and prepared as best we could for a drug-free birth of our first son. As someone who is not […]
A year ago exactly we found out we were expecting. The day was filled with equal parts joy and horror and now I’m sitting here with a 3-month-old on my lap whose cheeks are just begging to be kissed. Every time she falls asleep on me like this (which is everyday), I automatically want […]
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**Disclaimer: If you have or are currently struggling to get pregnant, my heart truly goes out to you. Please know that there are stories in this post that may be difficult to read.** Ever taken a pregnancy test just to ease your mind and confirm what you already know to be true – that you are […]
<Random thoughts in no particular order> …because I certainly didn’t learn them in any order! Buy an infant car seat based on how much it weighs. You will lug that thing everywhere – get the lowest weight possible. Don’t be lured by looks or fancy labels. Don’t like the print – put a cover over […]