Choosing a Repeat Cesarean Instead of a VBAC

I was four centimeters dilated when I went to the hospital that night. Of course, that wasn’t news to me, I had already been dilated for weeks. For some reason, my body seems to like to get the ball rolling well before showtime. At any rate, I was dilated. But I wasn’t in labor. I … Continue reading Choosing a Repeat Cesarean Instead of a VBAC

When Isabella had Torticollis + Exercises to do at Home

Isabella was born by c-section on the night that I was diagnosed with preeclampsia. It was ten days before my due date. She was healthy and perfect. About nine weeks later, we started noticing that she was leaning her head to one side pretty much all the time. Isabella has something called congenital torticollis. As … Continue reading When Isabella had Torticollis + Exercises to do at Home

Natural Birth, C-Sections, and Interventions | A Comparison of My Five Births

All five of my children came into the world in quite different ways, as children tend to do. I feel blessed to have experienced such varying births because it has allowed me to understand more women. Each of our stories are so special, so unique, and I find it enjoyable to be able to relate … Continue reading Natural Birth, C-Sections, and Interventions | A Comparison of My Five Births

Reasons to Write a Birth Plan, What to Consider, and How to Enjoy Your Birth

Some will say that it's a waste of time to make a plan for something as unpredictable as birth, but I disagree! A birth plan encourages a mother to learn about birth before the experience. Instead of being totally surprised by unforeseen circumstances, a mom to be can be much more prepared. That's important yet … Continue reading Reasons to Write a Birth Plan, What to Consider, and How to Enjoy Your Birth