I’m sort of sad about this, and sort relieved at the same time. I’ve religiously been hooking myself up to my Medela PISA 3 times a day, 5 days a week for the past 55… More
I don’t expect this to be a popular post. I imagine that after you read it, you’ll either be silently (or maybe not so silently) cursing me out or, you’ll decide to research a little further. Whatever the outcome, my conscience can not allow me to be silent on this issue. Continue reading “Circumcision: Myths No One Wants to Talk About”
I am no longer a Guide with Poofy Organics, but I still love this company. The quality of ingredients and the company’s transparency CAN NOT be beat!
Happy New Year everyone! Sorry I’ve been kind of absent. I am a new mom, you know. I work full time. I’m involved with a couple of different organizations, and I’ve just started building a small business. I don’t have extra time lying all over the place. Any way, now that all of my excuses are out of the way..:) Continue reading “Maps to Motherhood”
I haven’t posted in a few months, but I haven’t disappeared!
Telling my story was rather easy. Now that that part is out of the way, I’m deciding what direction I want to take my blog. I want my readers to be informed, and to do that, I’ll have to provide you with resources to evidence based information. That takes research and time. Right now, I work full time. I miss my baby when I’m working y’all, and when I get home, I just want to cuddle her. You see my dilemma? Continue reading “Im Still Here! “
Let’s just cut to the chase. I’m really tired of browsing the comment section on breastfeeding articles and reading some of the ridiculous suggestions telling mothers where and how they should feed their babies. I’m tired of reading posts from mothers who are in tears because Continue reading “Objections to Nursing in Public & Why They’re Invalid”
Ellie was now two weeks old. The sessions with the chiropractor were beginning to improve her latch, but something still wasn’t right. She still cried all the time. We could tell she was having gas pains and we were giving her gripe water around the clock. It helped little to none. Continue reading “The Fourth Trimester & Beginnings of Breastfeeding: Cluster Feedings and Mastitis”
Eliana’s birth could not have been more beautiful. It was serene, peaceful, and gentle. One would expect that same vibe to carry over into the fourth trimester. Most of the time real life doesn’t get the memo on our expectations.. What is the fourth trimester you may ask? The fourth trimester is defined as the first three months of a baby’s life outside of the womb. During this time, the baby slowly becomes more accustomed to life on the outside. I had thought since my pregnancy and birth had been marvelous, naturally, the fourth trimester would follow in the same manner. I was wrong.
Continue reading “The Fourth Trimester & Beginnings of Breastfeeding: Lip and Tongue Ties”
If you’ve been following my story, you know that I fired my doctor and set out to find a midwife. I was lucky and hit the jackpot on the first try. You may be asking why I was making such a big deal about this. Why couldn’t I just go to the doctors like the other 99.5% of American women? Continue reading “What’s A Midwife Appointment Like?”
Step two: Hire a midwife. In case you missed step one, you can find it here.
So I was 16 weeks pregnant and without a care provider. The doctor just didn’t provide what I was looking for. I can’t explain why, but I wanted someone who was going to walk me through this…Someone who was going to help educate and support me. My birth experience mattered. I needed to find someone who could do all of those things. Continue reading “Before You Can Call The Midwife, You Have To Find One”
Hi there! Before I get started on my super deep motherhood stuff, I thought I’d let you have a glimpse into my life and let you know how all of this came to be. Continue reading “You CAN Fire Your Doctor”