All in C-Section

Motherhood. You're Doing it Wrong. What My Journey as a Postpartum Nurse Taught Me

Does it fee like whatever decision you make you're being ridiculed about your choices in pregnancy, childbirth, and childhood development?  As a nurse I new moms ridiculed for their decisions about their own bodies and their own children.  When did we stop supporting each other.  My dear friend Lina Acosta Sandal, Director at The Nest: Emotional Wellness Center always says, given the information, parents always make the right decision for their children; and I truly believe this. 

My Birth Story: Homebirth And Hospital Part II - At The Hospital

Making the choice to have a home birth is not the obvious choice.  It is not an easy choice.  It is not a widely accepted choice.  And it can be heartbreaking when that plan doesn’t come to fruition.  For me, who truly believed that a home birth was the best thing for my family, I made an equally difficult decision to leave 30 hours of labor at home and go to the hospital for an unknown outcome.  I mean, I knew it was a possibility to go to the hospital and I was not opposed to that, but I honestly thought that wouldn’t happen.  

Pregnancy With Styles Part 1 Accepting Motherhood Without Fear

There are certain experiences that have left lasting impressions in my subconscious mind.   Many of my friends got pregnant during or soon after high school.  They struggled financially and emotionally during pregnancy.  My mother lost her first-born soon after a natural birth, and had a miscarriage at 6 months during another pregnancy.  My sister had her children by C-Section after long, tiring deliveries, the last one left her in the hospital for days because a doctor nicked her during surgery.  Movies have told us the experience of giving birth is a dramatic and often traumatic experience.  Super Nanny makes me feel like kids are unruly and I need someone like her to get parenting right.   Friends and Family constantly tell me “your life will never be the same!”  GEEEEEEEZ!