During my second pregnancy, my mom loved to tell me that I was born in the emergency room without time for an epidural; she hoped (that for my sake) I would deliver my baby just as quickly. Neighbors shared their concern that I designated a friend who lived 45 minutes away to watch my toddler during
A former "Great Expectations" writer, Julie, shares thoughts on preparing for her upcoming birth by reviewing her first birth.
As a soon to be second time mom, and hard on the heels of my last baby (the two girls will be 18 months apart), I was asked to give some advice on what helped and
Your birth is an event you will remember forever. Need proof? Call up your mother or grandmothers and ask them to recount their birth stories (if you haven’t already) – you’ll be amazed at the details they can recall! In addition to those memories, recording and preserving your birth story in writte
The following post comes from our previous Great Expectations blogger, Pamela. She writes the following letter to her doula (for all 3 births!) in honor of World Doula Week.
"Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to supp
I'm thrilled to announce the arrival of Marian Alice Elmer, aka Mae, born Tuesday, January 17 at 2 pm. She weighed 7 lbs 8 ounces and measured 18 inches long, and is in every way perfect. Here's our birth story. At my 40 week appointment, my midwives were concerned that Mae's position felt different