I’m Twelve Weeks Pregnant – What Gives?

I’m amazed. I’m twelve weeks pregnant today. I’m nearing the end of the first trimester.

There are some things that I’m not crazy about. I don’t like not having a set medical provider for my prenatal care. Not when I’m twelve weeks pregnant. It just seems like at this point, everything should be settled. [Read more…]

Beginning Natural Childbirth Method Research

I should start with stating that I have never in my entire life had any real interest in using a natural childbirth method.  With my first, I might have been fine with a natural childbirth method; I didn’t feel a single contraction until the hospital decided to administer pitocin.  I knew nothing about it, I was little more than a kid.  Nothing was really explained to me beyond they were giving it to me to “speed up my labor.”  And I was told this, not asked.  What I do know is that I went from watching the contractions be incredibly strong on the monitor without feeling them to nearly passing out from back labor.  Yeah, I had an epidural.  And an episiotome, which was also done without my consent.  With Norton, I had a scheduled c-section due to gestational diabetes, polyhydramnios, and I was projected to have a baby the size of a small elephant. [Read more…]

And the First Prenatal Visit was a Bust

And the First Prenatal Visit was a Bust (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

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I was really looking forward to my first prenatal visit.  I was going to see Dr. T, the same doctor I saw while pregnant with Norton.  I just knew that my first prenatal visit was going to be freaking AMAZING.  It always rocked when I was seeing Dr. T before.  Part of what made every appointment with Dr. T so awesome was his liberal use of the ultrasound machine.

Nothing went as planned.

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