Category Archives: Labor and Delivery

Your feelings about your birth are your own

I came across a conversation on Cafe Mom recently that started with a woman asking why women have to brag about having big babies. It’s so annoying, she bemoaned, why do women think it’s a badge of honor or something? … Continue reading

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An Ode to my Husband

I never would have thought it was possible to love Jeremy any more than I already did three months ago. Maybe it’s the post birth hormonal roller coaster speaking, but going through the whole process of labor, birth, and post … Continue reading

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The differences between Elijah’s and Freja’s births

People have asked me a lot about how Elijah’s birth was different than Freja’s, and I’ve found the answer to be incredibly complex. I know they’re mainly asking about the differences between home and hospital birth, which was better, why, … Continue reading

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Birth Photos

Here are a few photos of Freja’s birth.  I am holding back on sharing the most graphic of them, but you might see some nipple in a few of these.  If that sort of thing is going to bother you, … Continue reading

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Freja’s Birth Story

So here’s a basic rundown of my birth story. My contractions got pretty regular at six in the evening, which made me think I was probably in labor. So I cleaned house until 10:30 or so, then I layed down … Continue reading

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Labor Soup (or Balsamic Black Bean Soup)

Today I’m going to share with you all my recipe for Balsamic Black Bean Soup, the soup I intend to serve and eat during labor. Normally, I make this soup using beef broth, but today’s version is fully vegan, since … Continue reading

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38 Weeks

This morning I wake up with nothing to do but wait for baby. Okay, maybe I don’t exactly have nothing to do. I have a massage appointment at a local massage school this afternoon. There’s plenty of cleaning to do … Continue reading

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