Pregnancy

The Truth About Gestational Diabetes {And Why It’s Not Your Fault!}

June 24, 2013

So you’ve had the Glucose Tolerance Test, or maybe you’ve been monitoring you’re blood sugar levels at home, and your blood sugar readings were high. You have been given a diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes. If your experience was anything like mine, an Obstetrician or midwife gave you a pamphlet on ‘Diabetes and Pregnancy’, referred you […]

Share/Bookmark
Read the full article →

Journey to a Peaceful Planned C-section {Twin Girls}

June 14, 2013

My story begins when I was just a child. Ever since I can remember, the one thing I wanted to be was a mother. Sure, I had other dreams and aspirations as well – but, while my idea of the perfect career and life was constantly changing, my goal of becoming a mother never once […]

Read the full article →

Alternative Methods of Checking Dilation {The Purple Line and More}

June 6, 2013

Through several years of being a part of the birth world I have noticed a trend. Dilation is *the* birth topic. No matter how a mother plans to birth, when the time draws near, dilation is the one thing on her mind. Why? Cervical dilation tells us one thing and one thing only – where […]

Read the full article →

“Find a positive within this darkness.” | Infertility And Pregnancy

June 1, 2013

Thank you to Holly, for sharing your story and thoughts. When I was first asked to write this piece, initially I was overwhelmed… Despite being completely content with all of it in my head, how do I put the last decade of feeling and emotion into words coherent enough for people to read and make […]

Read the full article →

A Journey to Conception {IVF, Twins, and a Naturally-Minded OB and Midwife Group}

June 1, 2013

When we decided to get married, we knew we wanted to wait a few years to begin having children.  Doug didn’t want to rush into things, and I wanted to accomplish a few goals and take time to enjoy life as a family of two. We traveled to Germany, I completed my Masters Degree in […]

Read the full article →

The Magical Menstrual Cycle

May 29, 2013

When did you first hear an explanation of your menstrual cycle? Apart from asking my mom or step mom what pads or tampons were upon seeing them in the cabinet, I don’t have a memory of an explanation until third grade. We all had to get a permission slip signed so that we could learn […]

Read the full article →

Hire a Care Provider with Care

May 20, 2013

I was told all of these in one day… “I fired my OB at 20 weeks and hired a midwife to have an amazing homebirth.” “I found a new OB for my 3rd child, after my previous OB told me I needed cesareans when I didn’t.” “I fired my OB and found a new awesome […]

Read the full article →

“Infertility is a funny beast.” | Thoughts On Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy And Motherhood

April 24, 2013

Thank you Sarah, for sharing your thoughts and experiences. Infertility is a funny beast; it affects your life in so many different ways. We had issues conceiving our first child, spent almost 30 months trying to conceive and had begun the testing process that had showed up a few issues. Miraculously I found out I […]

Read the full article →

A Daughter’s Birth Story {With Videos}

April 17, 2013

My pregnancy with you was an amazing and trying time. In the first few months I was tired and nauseous which is to be expected. After those first weeks I started feeling better but still very tired. I had so much to look forward to with you in my belly. The first kicks, hiccups, punches […]

Read the full article →

Together as a Family, Part IV

April 5, 2013

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on loss and healing, a story shared by Shannon from Brisbane, AU. Yesterday, she shared her early pregnancy fears, and her decision to pursue midwifery care at the local hospital. Today, she writes about her experience of early labour. Check back tomorrow for the complete story […]

Read the full article →