Tag: childbirth

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Becoming Mom: Big Love for a Micro-Preemie

He was 1 pound, 11 ounces – the tiniest human I had ever seen. Our micro-preemie. His body was the size of a vending-machine soda bottle...
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An Empowered Birth: Why I Chose To Use a Midwife

“Are you pushing?!” My midwife, Emily, walked into my bedroom on a Sunday morning after receiving our call that it was time.  “Yes!” I said...

On Becoming a Mother… Again

My second child is rolling around in my belly, two weeks from his due date. Preparing for the Day My hips are creaky, my toddler is...

My 10 Favorite Surprises: Giving Birth the Second Time Around

When your water breaks, you know you need to giddy on up to the hospital. But when contractions are making you feel like you might die from the inside yet are still eight minutes apart, you call the hospital twice thinking maybe they'll take pity on you this time and tell you to come have your baby. Spoiler alert: they won't.
C-Section

Coming to Terms with an Unplanned Caesarean Section

C-section mothers will often relate to the loss we feel when a planned vaginal birth ends with an unplanned Cesarean section. We planned for one thing, and the opposite happened. But isn't that just motherhood in general? We mothers get busy planning and plotting and then the opposite happens? In fact, after talking with every mother I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, not one of these women has had their "dream delivery."

UCHealth Ask an Expert: Advanced Maternal Age

For many years, the medical profession has considered women older than age 35 to be higher risk when it comes to pregnancy. Although many...

UCHealth Ask An Expert:: VBAC

Once upon a time, expectant mothers were told that if they delivered a baby by Cesarean section, all their remaining children would have to...
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Becoming Mom: Our Stories are All Each Different and Memorable

“I want to be a firefighter and a mom.” This was the response scrawled under the question of, “What do you want to be when...

When Your Baby Doesn’t Come Home With You: Tips for Your...

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I dreamed of the day when I would get to bring my baby home and...