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Dear C-Section Scar, I’ll admit when I found out at 36 weeks pregnant I was going to need you that I left the doctor's office in tears and sat crying in my car. How bad would you hurt? What was...
I just handed my baby off to a stranger. Well, it was somewhat of a stranger. She was the daycare worker at my son’s new daycare. We've met twice before, but I still call that a stranger. Today is day...
I was convinced this time would be different. I was sure I was having a girl. The Chinese Gender Prediction test, the ring test, and every other gender test I found on the internet said it would be a...
Nothing could have prepared me for the pain of natural childbirth. I read Ina May Gaskin’s books, I went to prenatal yoga, and I practiced breathing techniques with my husband. I felt ready. Even, dare I say, excited. Once...
After I told my husband that I was pregnant with our second (surprise) baby, my mind immediately went to telling the kids. We'd crossed this bridge before, telling my then eight year old step-daughter that I was pregnant with...
When you’re pregnant for the first time, it’s almost like you’re a newborn, yourself.  Your body is changing day-to-day; you have aches and pains and excretions from places that you never knew existed; you lose control of your emotions,...
We had only been trying for about three months the first time I got pregnant. A few days before I took my first test, I had a full blown emotional breakdown because I thought I was “broken." I was in my...
I was recently going through some old files and came across a notepad that had a very intricate schedule and timetable of when my daughter would sleep when she was about three months old. It brought back both funny...
Women's bodies are incredible and the transformative process of pregnancy is no walk in the park. Gone are the days when expecting women were seen as fragile and weak (thankfully!); the benefits of prenatal exercise are now well-documented for...
Pregnancy is miraculous. You are growing a new life (or lives, Lord help you) INSIDE YOUR BODY! That is no joke. But let’s be honest, quite often through those nine months, it sure does feel like a joke – and...

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