Not one of my friends told me what it’s like to poop after a C-section. I was NOT prepared.
Women who tell you that a C-section is “nothing more than a quick and easy surgery” are either batshit crazy, lying to ease your mind, or C-section unicorns.
My first child was born as naturally as could be with no drugs and very little medical intervention. And let me tell you: It was hard AF. My second child was born after an emergency C-section. That was also hard, but for different reasons than you might assume. I felt like I missed out on […]
I saw it on Facebook, of course. He was an old friend I hadn’t seen in years, one who’d gotten really into marathons and motivational speech. I should have expected it. But still, it hit me like a slap in the face: He announced the baby’s name and said something like, “[Wife] crushed it!” over a […]
My water broke with my second child at 2:45 in the afternoon. I called my husband and my sister, and I then waited to be picked up as I cried standing in the hallway outside my son’s bedroom while he was napping. I wanted to see him one more time while he was an only […]
Every pregnant woman starts to fret during the third trimester. We all start to wonder what labor is really going to be like. Some moms-to-be have a plan from the get-go and say, “I’m going to have a midwife and water birth,” while another quips, “I’m getting the drugs ASAP.” It doesn’t matter what kind […]