Anecdotals · Birth · Pregnancy

The Birth Plan: Why It Doesn’t Matter

I was induced at 7AM on September 6th, 2016. The contractions started around 9AM. Around 10:30, the doctors broke my water. At around 4 AM, the doctor came in again and checked my cervix. Unfortunately, I had stopped dilating. I was still at a 6 and making no progress. There was almost no fluid surrounding my baby anymore, and my blood pressure was rising. The worst news came 10 minutes later: we're going to do a c-section.

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Your Cesarean

No one goes in to pregnancy thinking, "I hope I have to have a c-section," and anyone who has actually had a c-section knows that those who do think that, are total uneducated schmucks. I'm not trying to offend anyone here, but seriously, our healing lasts a lifetime, and it has possible affects on future… Continue reading 10 Things You Need to Know Before Your Cesarean

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5 Things I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Need

Once you announce your first pregnancy to the world, it's time to start preparing for the arrival of your little one. One thing you'll probably be doing is planning a baby shower, or at the very least, creating a registry. Everyone you know is going to have suggestions for things to buy, and what brands… Continue reading 5 Things I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Need