I have a rare connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. What that means is that my body doesnt properly make collagen, a basic building block that makes our bodies strong. My collagen isnt strong, and certain tissues like my Read More
Last summer was quite a ride. I wrote about some of my year in this post here, but a very big part of that year I briefly mentioned but havent gone into detail. I was waiting for the right time to post about it, or until I felt like the right words would come to me, but honestly I was just putting it off because I wasnt sure if it was appropriate or... Read More
I just wanted to tell you, that I have had 2 babies with cerclages and am working on my third (Im only 6 weeks right now). My first was a McDonald cerclage placed at 23 weeks (I was dialated to 3cm by the time I got to surgery.) I had another placed at 27 weeks (due to effacement the first was not holding and my membranes were poking through) which is uncommon but both my doctor and myself felt it was needed. I had it taken out at 37... Read More
It doesnt matter if youre having a planned cesarean or a homebirth with a midwife, or a hospital birth in one of the most baby-friendly hospitals in town. Every birthing woman needs a doula.
Back in the day, when we lived communally in tribes, our sisters, friends, mothers, grandmothers and aunts were our doulas. These women were exposed to birth regularly and hadnt forgotten the needs of a woman in labor, they knew the subtleties that... Read More
Looking after yourself and staying healthy in pregnancy is important whatever age you are, but if like me youre 35 or over and pregnant, then there are some specific things to keep in mind to keep you in good nick throughout. This... Read More
To enhance your possibilities of receiving pregnant the most common thing to be regarded as at the time of conceiving that is significantly far more important you can do is to create when you ovulate, probably the ovulation is happening in fourteen times before your interval, but if your period of time are irregular,... Read More