Part II: Active Labor/Sh*t Gets Unreal

When my doula got to my place at 8pm, I was holding onto my husband. I was scared. The contractions were intense, and I couldn't imagine that I would be able to deal with pain any worse without being severely traumatized. She suggested I move from the bedroom floor to the bathtub. I looked at... Continue Reading →

Part I: The Start of Labor (and fighting induction)

I went into labor on Friday, December 16th, 2016 in the shower. The first contraction I timed was at 1:45pm and they came about 8 to 10 minutes apart. My husband and I had planned on going to a movie, to see Office Christmas Party, at 2:30pm (I was late getting ready). We got to... Continue Reading →

Dear OB: What You Steal

When we think of life stages - birth, childhood, end of life, death - we don't often think of giving birth as one of them. But I believe that giving birth is as much of a life stage as childhood. It's a part of the beginning of motherhood, but a very important stage of life,... Continue Reading →

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