Throughout the ages, pregnancy and childbirth has often been seen as a sort of mystical, magical experience. When you think about the awesomeness of creating and producing new, human life (a real, live, breathing and thinking human!), it's understandable that many view it as an experience of the div
It's likely a day you have imagined -- and reimagined -- a hundred times over. The day you discover you are in labor and decide to head to the hospital (or birth center). It can feel exciting, nerve-wracking, or like hard work if you are far along in labor. When you arrive, there are specific routin
My post is a little late this week because I have struggled with how to write the truth of the last two weeks, which is that I have felt detached from my pregnancy. I’m still not showing, my symptoms are gone, and my brain isn’t occupied by the insistent thought “I’m pregnant!” every five seconds. I
Last week, hilariously awesome comedian and author Jessi Klein published an opinion piece in New York Times called, "Get the Epidural." In an unexpected and off-putting exchange with a stranger, Klein is asked whether she will get an epidural during birth, to which she replies, "At the very least."
Moving your body throughout labor and birth has so many benefits. It can reduce your time in labor, reduce your pain, and reduce your risk of unwanted interventions. We've talked at length about how you can maintain freedom of movement during labor and birth. But how will you know what to do when it