Week 29: “Natural” childbirth

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Considering an epidural? Have to go the C-section route? Induction being scheduled? Are you hesitant because the rumor mill says none of those count because it’s not “natural” childbirth? Well, the only way your baby isn’t coming naturally is if

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Week 36: Pregnant girl observations

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Being pregnant for the first time has been a strange experience. I often find myself comparing my experiences to what friends have told me about their pregnancies and what I’ve seen in movies, but in the end, you really have

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Week 28: The third trimester of doom

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This week marks the start of the third trimester [insert confetti, horns, kazoos, whatever]. The beginning of the end. The last leg of the race. Well, a race where you want to hit the wall, but you can’t because you’re

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Week 35: Not ready

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Thirty-five weeks?!?! Um, wasn’t I just introducing myself to you a couple weeks ago? How am I EIGHT months pregnant? Sometime after I hit 20 weeks I must have entered a time-space continuum. I don’t how it happened, perhaps some

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Week 27: Push presents

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This is a thing? How did two kids exit my uterus and I not know that this was a thing? Push presents are also known as: A push gift A baby mama gift A baby bauble An “I’m so glad

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Week 34: I’m tired

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How do I miss thee, caffeine? Let me count the ways. I miss the energized, alert buzz that follows the second strong cup of coffee. That peppy, fueled-for-the-day feeling that makes me feel like I can conquer my inbox and

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Week 26: Ten spectacular things about labor and delivery

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There are few things to love about the act of birthing a child. Unless of course you are: -Dilated to 9.5 before having a contraction. -A sadist. -Done with the entire delivery after you cough, or sneeze. -The Virgin Mary,

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Week 33: Birthing class

It was a long day. I laughed. I cried. I almost fell off a birthing ball. It was informative, and it was terrifying. Perhaps you are familiar with the experience I’m talking about: childbirth education class. Since the thought of

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Week 25: Pregnancy brain and mommy amnesia

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Pregnancy Brain. Maybe it’s the impending lack of sleep and whole human life you’re about to be responsible for that’s distracting you. Maybe it’s hormones. Whatever it is, it’s your first actual taste of what it might be like to be senile. Watch for

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Week 24: The thickening and the quickening

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The thickening I reached the thickening before I was pregnant, but that’s less about pregnancy and more about an insatiable love for junk food. A post for another time. In pregnancy, the term “thickening” is the time when your uterus starts

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