Someone recommended this book to me last week as we talked about our birth experiences (I didn’t buy it because it’s $32 and that seems crazy!). I’ve been pretty vocal that Liam’s birth didn’t go as I had planned and was a little traumatic for me (us) at the time. However, I’ve since come to… Continue reading Recovery Gone Wrong
For months, I had in my head how our birth story would happen. We’d wake up in the middle of the night and gather our things, hug the dogs goodbye, and calmly head to the hospital to become a family of three. We planned hard. We took classes. We read books. We hired a… Continue reading Liam’s Birth Story
38 weeks caused us to feel a sense of urgency about EVERYTHING. I went into high-nesting mode and froze a bunch of crockpot dinners, made energy bites for the hospital and provided directions on what needed to be cleaned (I helped where I could but obviously avoided any chemicals). After meeting with our doula for… Continue reading 38 Week Update
We may have been a little overeager in our signing up for classes once we arrived in Chapel Hill. We signed up for Prepared Childbirth which was a 4 week, 3 hours every Sunday class. Then there was the hospital tour, a two hour ‘class’ on a weeknight which LW had to fly home early… Continue reading Classes on classes on classes
I read about Doulas in What to Expect When You’re Expecting and thought it sounded kind of nice. Then we learned exponentially more about what doulas actually do in our Prepared Childbirth class. After discussing and agreeing that we both thought having extra support during delivery would be a good idea, we asked our Prepared… Continue reading Do we need a doula?
I spent part of the week in Boston – my very last work trip before baby makes his appearance! Planes are not fun when you are 7 months pregnant, have a bladder that’s constantly full and you feel twice your normal size, but at least the flights aren’t too long. Work has been stressful lately… Continue reading 29 Week Update!
We signed up for a 12-hour, 4-week prepared childbirth course once we got settled in Chapel Hill. The course is held at the hospital where we’ll be welcoming our baby boy. It was a small class, with only 6 couples. We figured we’d learn a lot in the class, and we definitely did. As always,… Continue reading Prepared Childbirth