Pregnancy

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Together as a Family, Part II

April 3, 2013

This is the second in a five-part series about loss and healing, a story shared by Shannon from Brisbane, AU. Yesterday, she shared about her first two miscarriages. Today she writes about coping through them, and her next. Check back tomorrow to hear how she worked through the fears that arose when she conceived – and […]

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Questions You Have but are Too Afraid to Ask {Lesbian-Parent Edition}

March 27, 2013

[Please keep in mind that these opinions are mine, with some help from my partner and a couple of other lesbian mums, and do not reflect the opinions of every lesbian mother on the planet. Some other women might share my opinions and agree with my ideas, and some might not. Such is life. Please […]

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The Myth of the “Perfect Mother” {Have Grace with Yourself Mama}

February 23, 2013

As mothers, we have all experienced that moment. I know I have. When the second line popped up on the pregnancy test that I so desperately desired to see, I immediately began thinking about the future. I began thinking about what kind of mother I’d be. I had dreams of being the perfect mother. The […]

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