The Only “Push Present” I Want Comes In A Yellow Wrapper


The other night in one of the childbirth classes I teach, we were talking about pushing and the moment that your beautiful child comes out into the world and is placed in your arms. I was sort of choked up thinking about how beautiful the moment was when my first child was placed into my arms and how it made every minute of the 28 hour labor worth it. One of the moms asked me if I got a push present after I had each child.

Debunking Some Myths About Labor and Delivery


In honor of Labor Day, I thought I would take this opportunity to write about something I have lots of experience with – labor. Im not talking about the labor of keeping up with the laundry that comes with having so many children, or the labor of trying to meet deadlines at work by writing an award-winning story, or the labor I have recently realized it takes to start dating online.

I Loved You Before You Were Born


I saw the sweetest thing between a mother and a child once when I was visiting with an old client of mine. It was time for her daughter to go to sleep and the mother (my client) asked her daughter what story she wanted before bed. The little girl promptly replied, I want to hear the story about how I was born.” My client scooped her daughter in her arms and began to tell this amazing tale about how this fabulous little being came to be here.

How to Survive Bed Rest

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I was working with my awesome client Laura the other day, who is 28 weeks pregnant with twins. About five weeks ago, her cervix started to dilate and she had to have it sewn up. This left her bed-bound for the remainder of her pregnancy.

The Stigma Of C-Sections


My sister-in-law just had a baby and she had four hours of labor, pushed for one hour (with seven minutes between contractions so she could rest) while talking to her doctor and holding her husbands hand, and her beautiful baby boy slid out like a tiny miracle. Everything was perfect. Ive had two C-sections.

Breastfeeding Isn’t Always Best


After my first son was born and put on my bare chest in the hospital, he wiggled down and found my breast just like in the videos on You Tube – just like the lactation consultants told me it happens. It was beautiful and perfect. That’s pretty much where he stayed until we went home […]

Pregnancy and Your Skin


For about 15 + years I have religiously been going to see Dayle Breault, the famous Goddess of Skin for my facials. (I say facials, but its so much more then just that.) Her treatments are a whole facial experience like nothing you have ever had before!!!