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Postpartum Experience – 1 & 2, Vaginal vs. C-section Delivery

I think one of the most common questions that people ask me, even at a year postpartum, is about the differences between giving birth to baby number one and baby number two. I think it is natural to wonder if things were the same or different – especially if you are about to have another […]

Pregnancy Care

I recently wrote about the experience I had with Little Bug and group B strep. I got a few responses asking why my doctors/ midwives let me labor at home so long, knowing that I was group B positive, and it really got me thinking about the care I received during both of my pregnancies. […]

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Sometimes Love Takes Time to Grow

When I imagined myself giving birth, I pictured looking into my baby’s eyes for the first time and feeling an immediate bond. I’ve read and heard so much about the rush of emotions you get when you meet your baby for the first time, and just knew it would be the same for me. Truthfully, […]

Postpartum Recovery: The Second Time

Postpartum recovery is one of those things that isn’t often discussed in advance. I know for me, my birth class at 30 weeks was the first time I’d really thought about what recovery would entail. Sure, I’d read about pregnancy, labour, breastfeeding and sleep deprivation, but I hadn’t given a whole lot of thought to […]

My postpartum experience

When I was pregnant, I would talk to moms about their experiences with labor and delivery. What I didn’t ask about was their postpartum experience. The recovery from delivering a baby was probably more of a shock to me than actually delivering the baby.  I do have to say that the labor and delivery for […]

Postpartum 101

Before I had Drake, I remember wondering a lot about labor and delivery: what does a contraction actually feel like; will I really be screaming my head off like one of those women in the movies; what is the “ring of fire” and “urge to push.” Luckily there are a myriad of resources that document […]

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Postpartum 101

My friend recently told me that she was using this liquid squirt bottle for cooking oil, and she couldn’t remember where she got it… turns out it was the peri bottle the hospital gave her! It’s amazing how much we forget, even in the first year! We had a good laugh but also revisited how insane those […]

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