Category: Moms & Moms-to-be

The 3 Books You Need to Prepare for Your VBAC

While preparing for the birth of my first baby I never even thought about reading books about pregnancy. I took a hospital childbirth class, read that manual, did yoga and called it good. Then it ended in a C-Section. Baby #2 I was trying for a VBAC, so I took …

7 Things You Need to Know about Gestational Diabetes & C-Sections

Recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes? Failed the glucose test so horrendously they instantly put you on insulin? Or did you just barely fail? I’ve been there, and want to save you from the overwhelm and confusion I felt after my gestational diabetes diagnosis. In this post, we focus on one …

8 C-Section Hospital Essentials (FREE C-Section Hospital Bag Checklist)

Hello Mama! Getting ready for your planned C-Section? Or, already had one and wondering what you need for the best and fastest recovery? Here are 8 C-Section Hospital Essentials that will make your hospital stay and recovery smoother post-Cesarean! Scroll to the bottom for a bullet point list, and easy …

How to Have Your Best Pregnancy: Third Trimester

Welcome to your third trimester! Kick your pain and discomfort to the curb with these simple steps. In just a few short weeks you get to meet your lovely bundle of joy, and I want you to be comfortable while you wait! I was SO miserable and uncomfortable during my …

How To Have Your Best Pregnancy: Second Trimester

Thanks for joining me in the second of three posts on how to have your best pregnancy! Here are tips and tricks for having your best second trimester. The second trimester has been my favorite for both of my pregnancies, (the first trimester is the worst; you can find those …

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. *Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This means that, at no added cost to …

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 …