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November 17th may be just a normal day to most families, but not to mine. Today is national Prematurity Awareness Day, and I am a mother of a former preemie. On this day, we remember the birth of our daughter, who was born at 32 weeks and 5 days in May 2015. Here is our […]
The first time I heard about a ‘push present’ I was almost 30 years old, pregnant with my first child and watching another educational episode of something on Bravo. My husband was with me, (not pregnant, and not really watching Bravo) and my comment to him was something along the lines of ‘isn’t the baby the […]
After six months of being married, my husband and I decided to start trying for our first baby. I quit birth control and figured things would just happen quickly, for no good reason other than I lack patience and didn’t see a reason it wouldn’t. After almost a year of crying every time good old […]
The Cincinnati Moms Guide to OB & Gyn practices in Cincy & NKY.
Warning: Do not read this if you haven’t had kids! Or do, and remember you’ve been forewarned! I never thought I wanted kids. I thought maybe I was missing the “mom gene” or something. I was in denial for a while when my friends told me they thought I was pregnant, until I threw up […]
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Okay moms… How many of you took the baby classes, met with pediatricians, and read the “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books during pregnancy? We all knew (sort of, kind of, not really) what to expect when that first baby was born, at least, what to expect from the baby. What isn’t covered (or […]
I’ll admit, I was geared up to do a natural birth, not a home birth, but one without meds. My husband and I took a class and although I really did not “study” up too much, I felt like I knew what to expect and thought I could handle it. Now, just to be clear […]
There was definitely no one more terrified to give birth than me. Honestly. I tell everyone now “if I can do it, literally ANYONE can.” I just am a big wuss and have zero tolerance for pain. On a “nervousness to give birth” rating scale 0-10, I would probably have been, oh, a 90. So […]