Pregnancy

02/15

2013

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And Now, a Word From a Doula

A few weeks ago I did a Q&A between me, a pro-unmedicated birth mama, and my anesthesiologist BFF, Rachel. It got a lot of great feedback, so I thought I’d do another Q&A with another type of birth professional: a doula.

Meet Renee, mother and doula with Day Lily Doulas. As with Dr Rachel, Renee and I did a…

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02/08

2013

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Sh*t Not to Say to a Pregnant Lady

by RealMomofNJ on February 08, 2013 in Bitching, Childbirth, Humor, Mom Stuff, Pregnancy

By guest blogger Rachel

News flash: Pregnant women are oversensitive. Wait. I suppose you could just delete the word “pregnant,” and it would still be largely true. I think I’m a fairly rational and reasonable person. However, as I sit here in the eighth month of my third pregnancy, I have enough insight to…

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01/16

2013

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And Now a Word From an Anesthesiologist

I’m a minimal-intervention kind of gal. I avoid medicine and medical treatment unless absolutely necessary. Childbirth did not qualify as a case in which either were absolutely necessary, so I had my son without drugs (it didn’t work out with my daughter. Long story). But I expected a lot of pressure from the healthcare professionals to “just get the…

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07/05

2012

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A Little Pre-Labor Encouragement

by RealMomofNJ on July 05, 2012 in Childbirth, Mom Stuff, Pregnancy

I have a bunch of friends who are expecting babies soon. I was thinking about them and the laborious (literally) adventure on which they are about to embark, and I wondered if they’re feeling ready. If they’re not, there are 5 things I want to tell them.

1. You got this.¬†Unless told otherwise by your doctor/midwife, you have no reason…

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