Podcasts are like having a BFF in your back pocket whenever you need to feel like someone gets you during the crazy-Mom-or-Mom-to-Be-experience. Am I right? I love the positive aspects of technology!! Here's a quick list with hyperlinks to each one. Check them out and tune into the one/ones that catch your eye (or your ear). The Birthful Podcast Pregnancy … [Read more...] about Popular pregnancy podcasts
The other day I went to lunch with two friends. We started talking about pregnancy and birth and one friend said, "sorry if this is TMI, but my mom told me that she had an orgasm during both of her births!" This is the most exciting news I've heard all week! I had heard of orgasmic birth, but I'd never known of anyone personally that actually experienced it. The timing of … [Read more...] about Orgasm during birth. Yes, seriously!
What are the real signs of labor versus what you see on TV? If you’re expecting your first baby, you might be wondering... How will I know if I’m in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break as it does on television? Susan Melnikow, a Certified Nurse Midwife, explains how to determine if your labor is the real deal. Will my water … [Read more...] about What are the signs of labor?
Are you ready? I’m going to tell you what REALLY goes on after giving birth. I want to shed some light on the unsexy side of pregnancy. Here it is: Motherhood uncensored. Most postpartum photos are of Mom and baby snuggling skin to skin. But, in real life, Motherhood is messy. Your body is still going through serious hormonal shifts. This is the worst of what to expect when … [Read more...] about What you don’t expect when you’re expecting
What is a "gentle" or "family-centered" C-section? Anyone who has had a traditional cesarean section, or C-section, can tell you that the mechanics of the surgical procedure can distract from the celebration of bringing your baby into the world. During a traditional C-section, the mom and child are frequently separated in the moments after birth when a connection to one … [Read more...] about What is a family-centered or gentle C-section?