I'll always think about the children I've lost but I continue to pray for peace that things happen for a reason.
So while our culture tends to glorify pregnancy as a time to eat whatever you want since you’re “eating for two,” I approached my pregnancies with a different mindset. I knew that healthy food choices would lead to a healthier pregnancy.
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In a follow-up appointment after my third C-section, my OB/GYN asked how I was doing. I gave the generic answer that I was healing well. She remembered my reaction from that first talk about this pregnancy. She gently told me that I was no less of a mom, that my scar was the first of many sacrifices of motherhood.
We polled our friends, neighbors, readers -- even the tellers at our bank -- and compiled this exhaustive list of weird pregnancy cravings. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent.
Almost 10 years passed from the day I started trying to have a baby to the day I brought my first baby home. Ten years of dreaming and planning and praying and crying. Ten years of invasive tests and shattered hopes. I had spent a decade of my life becoming an expert about my own body and about fertility. And in the end, it paid off.
You’ve had six weeks to heal and become a “normal” person again, which is super easy with all those restful nights of consistent shut-eye you're bound to be getting. Your partner has waited six loooooooooong weeks for your postpartum appointment and for permission from your OBGYN that you’re ready for sex again. He will ask with bated breath: “What did she say? Are we good?” But you're not. You're not even close.