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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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Playing With (and Adjusting to) Baby (0-6 months)

Playing With (and Adjusting to) Baby (0-6 months)

  When your baby is first born, you both need to recover from the birth and you need to adjust to having a newborn around. It is exhausting because Baby basically justĀ eats, sleeps, and poops all day and night, so there are not very many opportunities for you to socialize. However, it is vital for you to start building your relationship with your little bundle of joy. Even though adjusting to newborns is hard, a way to make the transition…

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