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Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

After going through the process I detailed in my first two posts of this series (first & second), I still felt like C-Sections were necessary evils. I was mostly telling myself I would be accepting of a Cesarean, but I was doing everything possible to go into labor and have a vaginal delivery. Who wouldn’t, right? The bad thing was that I was stressing myself out, and obsessing over having an unmedicated, all-natural birth. I kept assuring myself and others…

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Quest to VBAC

Quest to VBAC

  Last post I talked about the heartbreak I felt after the birth of my firstborn. Since it ended in a C-Section, I was determined to have my unmedicated, all-natural birth the second time around. I obsessively researched the best exercises to do during pregnancy, religiously took my prenatals and iron pills, monitored and controlled my gestational diabetes like a boss, and- when I was getting close and past my estimated due date- looked into the most effective methods to…

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The Heartbreak After The C-Section

The Heartbreak After The C-Section

  My son wailed in the heated bassinet a few steps away, and the nurses were running around trying to find a heated blanket so they could lay him on my chest, but they were not fast enough. I felt like an incubator that was no longer useful, so was cast aside. I did not feel like a mother. This is not how motherhood was supposed to begin. The exhaustion of pushing was supposed to be replaced with a rush…

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How to CRUSH Your Thrush

How to CRUSH Your Thrush

This is a series on Thrush! Here is the original post, and here is the post for how to help cure baby. Welcome to the post on curing Mama! So we have already figured out that you have thrush. Your nipples are pale pink, or have pale spots, maybe they are peeling, and it feels like daggers are trying to erupt out of your boobs, or one of these medieval bad boys are trying to work their ruthless horrors on…

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