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How I Easily Chose My Second Cesarean Birth

How I Easily Chose My Second Cesarean Birth

  There are two births that come with every new baby–the birth of the baby, and the birth of the birth story. A mother’s telling of the birth of her child, I believe, has the potential to be profoundly healing, not only for her, but for any woman who hears her story. As I nursed my baby at three this morning, I read another mama’s birth story. I was riveted, and I kept reading even though my daughter had long since fallen asleep. As I crawled back in bed, I found myself thinking about this other woman’s birth story instead of my own. Up until that night, I would lay awake, my mind turning over the events of Vivi’s birth, over and over. Did I make the right decisions? Is there anything I would have done differently? Am I traumatized? Is she? But this time I thought of someone else, felt her suffering and pain, her joy and renewal. Just from reading her story, I realized, I felt more healed...

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Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Baby, Motherhood | 4 comments

My Favorite Resources For Baby’s First Year

My Favorite Resources For Baby’s First Year

  As a follow-up to My Favorite Pregnancy Resources From Bras To Apps, and as an answer to the many questions I get from patients and friends, here are my favorite resources for baby’s first year! Our little girl turned one in August (see cute pic above), and as you know, I am a research fanatic + women’s health specialist + blogger, which equals awesome free advice for you. 🙂 Please bookmark and share this post with other new moms in your life — they will thank you, and so will I. And feel free to add your favorite resources in the comments below. Enjoy!   Post Delivery Comfy jammies that are breastfeeding friendly (i.e. loose or a wrap top that easily opens), slippers and robe. You will live in them — splurge. Or get two pair. Hospital disposable undies — stock up while you’re there! Whether you have a Cesarian or vaginal birth, hospital underwear feel like wearing little clouds. I was so sad when mine ran out....

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