I'm liking this second trimester thing. I keep getting overheated and I need new clothes, but I'm sleeping better and my dreams are pretty funny. I feel human again. I spend a few minutes here and there pressing my skin and trying to imagine I feel more than my own heartbeat underneath my fingers.
Research continues to show that birth outcomes and experiences relate to your choice of care provider and place of birth. For example, if your hospital has a higher rate of cesarean (over 15%), your chance of having a cesarean birth increases.
This week is my 4 year-old's birthday, and watching her while this tumbling baby due in six more weeks keeps growing (seriously, he's perfecting his back handspring in there) has me thinking, not unexpectedly, about my first pregnancy and birth, and the differences now and then.