placenta previa

How to Prepare for a VBAC

So you want a VBAC? You had a c-section last time, because you failed to progress, or maybe they told you the baby would be too big, or that your pelvis was too small or maybe you had complete placenta previa (like I did): you had a frustrating birth experience and you are dreaming of…

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Three Weeks of Motherhood

I wrote a to-do list yesterday! That doesn’t sound like anything out of the ordinary, except for the fact that it is the first time in three weeks that I have had the energy and stamina to do anything other than feed a baby, burp a baby, and sleep. I was feeling ambitious in the morning,…

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Gideon’s Birth Story: Part 1

I have always loved birth stories. I’ve read dozens of birth stories throughout the last nine months, and listened to even more thanks to one of my absolute favorite podcasts, The Birth Hour. So I am just incredibly excited to share my very own birth story today! This post became so long, that I decided…

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Our Last Week as Just the Two of Us

And just like that: I’m at the end of my pregnancy. This pregnancy has included a lot of things I didn’t expect, and didn’t include a few things I took for granted. In the first trimester, I wasn’t terribly nauseous in all those beginning weeks, when my fellow preggo-pals were struggling to keep a meal down. In…

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36 Week Bumpdate

You guys, I only have ONE midwife appointment left before I deliver Baby L! I am SO excited about this!! My appointment this week, actually went really, really well! Part of that was no additional bad news was revealed (thank you, Lord) and the other part that made it better was that my Mom went…

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35 Week Bumpdate

Only three—or maybe two—weeks left. My midwife appointments are always a bit dramatic these days. Unfortunately, this week’s appointment was not tear-free. I had wanted to do another ultrasound, on the off-chance that the placenta would’ve moved by now, but my midwife squashed that idea: she said there was absolutely no chance that the placenta would have…

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34 Week Bumpdate

We made it to 34 Weeks pregnant!! If you heard a gusty sigh of relief, that was me after I read in my weekly Mama Natural update that “babies born at 34 weeks with no other health issues are usually healthy and need nothing more than a little time in the neonatal nursery. Phew!”. Phew,…

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33 Week Bumpdate

FIVE WEEKS LEFT You know that you are getting to the end of your pregnancy, when someone asks you “how long?” and you automatically answer with how many weeks you have remaining rather than how many weeks you are in your pregnancy. I remember being five weeks pregnant, and now I am five weeks away…

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32 Week Bumpdate

We scheduled baby L’s birthday last week. It was the most bizarre thing, my midwife called me, I looked at my calendar, and we chose a date for this baby to be born. If everything goes according to plan (with placenta previa, everyone is just hoping that I’ll make it to the c-section without bleeding/early…

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