Category: Moms & Moms-to-be

How To Have Your Best Pregnancy: First Trimester

I am in the middle of preparing a series on Gestational Diabetes, but I decided that a series about pregnancy was more urgent. (I was supposed to write this “best pregnancy” post during the week of January 22nd, according to my editorial calendar, but that never happened >.< ) I …

Stitches or Staples for the “Crunchy” C-Section

  There are many things you need to learn to prepare for a Cesarean Section.  An often neglected topic that can drastically improve your C-Section recovery, is deciding how you want your incision to be sealed. Even if you have had a C-Section before, TALK to your doctor about your …

Finding Peace with C-Sections as a Crunchy Mom

Welcome to the final part in a three part series about finding peace with C-Sections. After going through the process I detailed in my first two posts (first & second), I still felt like Cesarean Sections were necessary evils. I was mostly telling myself I would be accepting of a …

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 …

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. I felt like an incubator that was no longer useful. I did not feel like a mother. This …

How to CRUSH Your Thrush

This is a series on Treating Thrush! Here is the original post, and here is the post for how to help cure baby. Welcome to the post on curing yourself! We have already figured out you have thrush. Your nipples are pale pink, or have pale spots, maybe they are …