Our lives as we know it have been flipped upside down and COVID-19 has stolen a lot from us. But it has gifted us a lot too.
As a serious planner, I tried to prepare as much as possible ahead of Julian’s arrival. Not only did it calm my anxiety about our lives changing so drastically, but it made me feel in control when I felt like my body was out of control during pregnancy. I read so many blogs, went through …
Labor & Delivery Must-Haves
I’m a serious planner. And when I’m anxious, that ramps up even more. When something feels out of my control, I find a way to take control of any aspect I can. So, you can imagine my anxiety around childbirth. One of the only major life events that allows for essentially zero control. There’s no …
Pregnancy Is a Loss of Control
’m here to break the stigma that being pregnant and having children is absolutely precious and beautiful at all times for everyone. I’ve shared some of my emotions with others, but there are some that I have kept quiet for fear that those “perfect moms” will shame me for feeling differently.
During my 40 week appointment (two days before my due date), I begged and pleaded with my doctor to induce me. I had many reasons for this: I was sick my entire pregnancy. Severe nausea requiring many rounds of IV intervention and even the prescription of a Zofran pump (I ended up not doing this). …