An Honest Moms Journey through Motherhood

Pregnancy

What is Grade 3 Placenta Maturity?

What is Grade 3 Placenta Maturity?

The midwife told me that I had a Grade 3 Placenta when I hit 37 weeks during this pregnancy. I looked at her blankly and ask her, “What is that”. She then informed me that my placenta was beginning to calcify and die. I had […]

Fighting Antepartum Depression (Pregnancy Depression)

Fighting Antepartum Depression (Pregnancy Depression)

Antepartum Depression (pregnancy depression) is real. It is one of those occurrences that happens to be fairly common during pregnancy, yet no one really talks about it.   It is guessed that anywhere from 12 to 23 percent of all pregnant women deal with this form […]

Why Water birth

Why Water birth

This go around, I am choosing to have my birthing experience in water. Water birthing has become increasingly popular over the recent years. However, both water laboring and water birthing go back to ancient times. The idea of water birth used to freak me out. […]

Mom Vs. Mom

Mom Vs. Mom

The first trimester of a pregnancy has proven to be very hard for me. The hormonal surge and physical changes can take an emotional toll on even the strongest women. Being a mom is tough, even from before baby gets here.  My first pregnancy was […]

Childbirth feels like….

Childbirth feels like….

Nearing the end of my pregnancy, I honestly just got tired of being pregnant. I was tired of constantly having to urinate, the hormones were doing a MAJOR number on me, and most of all, I really wanted to see the little monster that had […]

Delivery room jitters

Delivery room jitters

Baby Evelyn is officially due on Friday, September 13th. My stomach is dropping and I have dilated 2 centimeters already. LITTLE MONSTER IS COMING… This last month of pregnancy has been dragging very slowly. Watching paint dry is a faster process than this. I have […]

The miscarriage: The story I never told.

The miscarriage: The story I never told.

A miscarriage is serious. For a long time, everything hurt. I couldn’t stand the site of pregnant women. They instantly made me angry. After I wallowed in my anger for a bit, I would be completely consumed by the most depressed feeling in the world. […]

It’s a Girl…

It’s a Girl…

On Monday morning April 29, 2013, I went to find out the sex of the baby. I wanted to know who was responsible for all of this madness that is going on in my pregnant world. Will I be calling  it a “he” or a […]

Pregnant Nightmares

Pregnant Nightmares

I made a few people laugh on Facebook this morning. I asked a simple question: Can pregnancy make you have nightmares? I have always been a vivid dreamer. Since I was a little girl, I have seen some of the craziest things in dreams. I […]


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