Childbirth Without Fear, pt.2

What happened last night? Is everything okay?” my husband asked, as we woke up that January morning.  I was one week past my due date and we were eagerly expecting our little girl’s arrival. “I passed my plug and started having contractions,” I responded.  “I didn’t want to wake you because I figured you needed […]

Childbirth Without Fear, pt.1

I’m super hungry.  I just want a huge burger!” DJ, my mom, and my aunt subsequently accompanied me to a restaurant after leaving the doctor’s office late that morning.  I had been in early labor since 4 AM, and my contractions were getting stronger and closer together.  So, after calling my midwife, and being told […]

Pain and Peace: My Labor & Delivery Story

“I think my water broke.” I calmly told my husband as I came back into the room at 2 AM, that Tuesday morning. I was three days away from my due date and there was certainly no surprise that baby would be making his appearance any day now.  I had been having irregular Braxton-Hicks contractions […]

Big Belly, Big House pt. 2

“ARGHH!!” There I was, moaning in pain through each and every contraction, while all I heard in the background was the “BANG, BANG, BANG!” of our contractor’s hammer working away.  Strangely enough, it was music to my ears. In fact, I jokingly referred to it as the soundtrack for my labor. At that point, I […]

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