Tag: birth

GIVEAWAY: Mommy/Delivery BFFLBag

Expecting a baby or know someone who is? Take a look at the Mommy/Delivery BFFLBag®. Designed by Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson (an oncologist and mom of four), it is described as "the ultimate hospital bag, providing comfort, convenience, and caring for women preparing for childbirth." The bag, which retails for $120, is designed to be used for either […]

10 Reasons NOT to Get an Epidural

"I don't know if I can do this," I whisper it into the blurry room. The contraction begins to rise and I scream, sing, breath, and pray simultaneously. With a final push, the crescendo, her body slips through mine. I catch her and bring her to my chest, elated. Three natural childbirths later and I […]

How to Prepare for a Natural Childbirth

For each of my three labors, I chose pain over pain medication. Each time, I was afraid. For my second and third babies, tears welled in my eyes as labor started because I knew the great agony that lie ahead...and yet I also knew the great reward. I held fast to the promise of a […]

Themed Weekend: Pregnancy, Birth, & Babies

I Wonder: Do women ever stop thinking about birth once they have experienced it? I gave birth to my firstborn in 2006 and my second in 2009 - and both experiences have shaped me, defined me...in so many ways. Almost every day, I think back to those days - remembering the excitement, the pain, the […]

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