Due date, schmue date

By Published On: October 5th, 2011
Written by: P&N

Our regularly scheduled Adventures in Motherhood blogger is busy at the moment (we’ll have updates on a baby arrival soon!) but in the meantime, we’d like to share a few of our favorite articles in Suzanna’s honor. Come on, baby Jacob!

Words of wisdom by Rachel Reiff Ellis
“A labor and delivery nurse, two doulas and a midwife to reflect on their years attending births and offer up some of their best advice on the labor process. Listen up!”

What’s in a due date? by Sarah Granger
“Very few babies are actually born on their due dates. (In fact, fewer than 5 percent of babies make their entrances as predicted.)”

Ready, set … by Ginny Butler
“Because you never know when you’ll be racing to the hospital, it’s a good idea to have your bag packed and close at hand. Here’s what you should have at the ready.”

Stage:mom by Jillian Smallwood
“To be as prepared as possible on such an impossible-to-prepare-for day, familiarize yourself with the process of L&D so you can track your progress through each stage and manage your pain—and expectations—accordingly.”

Coming out by Rachel Reiff Ellis
“There are people who claim they can remember their own birth, right down to the first face they saw as they left their mother’s body. But for the rest of us who might be a little fuzzy on the details, here’s a refresher about the facts surrounding a baby’s initial entry into our illuminated, air-filled world.”