Now that I’ve had L, I’m getting a better idea of what I find helpful and not helpful to say to a parent with a new baby. Having been dealing with learning how to care for a baby in addition to postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, I have realized that when I’ve begun to vent or bring… Read More What I Don’t Want to Hear as a New Parent
Mr Boots and I have taken three Bradley Method classes so far. I’ve left feeling like we’ve reviewed things we already knew, but it’s been nice to sit down with Mr Boots on Wednesday nights to do our workbook homework and then have some time to ourselves to and from class once a week. I’m still working on getting… Read More Bradley Method Thoughts: Week 2 & Week 3
The instructor for our crash course in natural childbirth was a DONA certified doula. I had heard of doulas before this, but didn’t think much of them until we took the class. She inspired me to look into DONA more and I learned more about what a doula does. I wanted one (and have considering training to… Read More Doula, Maybe?
My first Bradley childbirth class was Thursday. Not much was really covered that Hubby and I didn’t know already. It was mostly an introduction to the Bradley Method and each other. Our instructor has had two natural child births (one hospital one home). There are two other couples in our class (one are first time… Read More Protein Challenge
When I was pregnant with G, I knew I wanted a natural childbirth. I hate needles. And have you seen the size of an epidural needle? It’s effing huge! IVs frustrate me and when I get one I’m always scared to move the arm its in. Plus, I’d heard a long time ago that standing and… Read More Childbirth Class Ramblings
I’m not even done writing out G’s birth story. I’m really not ready to read through old posts during that time period to make sure, but I believe I left off just before he was whisked away to the NICU for testing only to be admitted (he had jaundice and was septic, most likely from the fever… Read More Birth Wishes: Last Time vs This Time