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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 […]

My second try at breastfeeding a Newborn

My second try at breastfeeding a Newborn

Breastfeeding a newborn can make you feel defeated if you do not know what you are doing. I had my first baby in September of 2013. I planned to breastfeed her. Breastfeeding has become even more popular over the years, even though it’s one of […]

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 […]

How Pregnancy has made me shrink my social circle.

How Pregnancy has made me shrink my social circle.

When I made the choice to go through with my pregnancy, I really didn’t know the extent of the changes that it would have on my life. I said it before and I’ll say it again with no shame: my pregnancy was not a planned […]

With death comes new life

With death comes new life

I woke up out of the blue the morning of August 9, 2013. I was in so much pain. I got up and slowly made my way to the bathroom. I thought that the Wafflehouse that I had eaten hours earlier wasn’t agreeing with my […]

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. […]


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