Once upon a time, I was a Labor and Delivery Room (L&D) nurse at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. It was probably one of my most favorite places to work because I truly loved supporting moms (and dads or other significant family members) through their birth experience and felt that each baby born was a miracle. Working in L&D was a challenge, as you were … [Read more...] about What to Pack for a Planned C-Section
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Your period is late. Your friend-with-benefits or special handshake relationship wound up staying a night or two, as Todd Rundgren sang in his classic 1970s hook-up song, “Hello It’s Me.” So unless the pregnancy test is a false positive, chances are you’re pregnant. Your first instinct might be to say to heck with what’s-his-face, the sperm-of-the-moment donor. It's scary to … [Read more...] about Unplanned Pregnancy: Co-Parenting With a Stranger?
Pink and her motocross racer hubby Carey Hart say they had their childbirth all planned out. The couple welcomed their first child, Willow Sage, June 3 in Los Angeles, California. Pink and Carey originally planned to have their baby girl naturally. She wanted to give birth while "perfectly present, unmedicated, in the way nature intended,” the singer told PEOPLE. Turns … [Read more...] about Pink’s Child Birth: All Planned Out
Most women imagine that becoming pregnant will be a magical experience that occurs at just the right time; however, for many, this will not be the case. Unplanned pregnancies are far from uncommon. Women who are forced to deal with unexpectedly finding themselves with child may have to face an array of emotional and logistical issues, and be required to make some serious life … [Read more...] about Unplanned Pregnancy Support
After reading "20 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Kids," I was inspired to share some wisdom of my own. So without further ado, here are ten things I learned as a new mom: 1. People Will Hate Your Kid’s Name There’s no way to win this one. Classic, retro, unique - someone is going to hate it. Choose a name you love. Even then, there’s still a good chance your kid … [Read more...] about 10 Things Nobody Will Tell You About Having A Baby