Archive for 2011

  • My Baby’s Birthday… Such Mixed Emotions… Part 1

    Monday, December 19th, 2011

    I haven’t been writing a whole lot about pregnancy lately but as this is a blog, the reality is that in addition to having a passion for pregnancy and birth, I am a mom, I am an only parent, and there is an awful lot to that.

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  • December Babies

    Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

    It is gray today. I realize that December is cold and often gray in lots of places, but here in San Francisco the fog is thick and the ground has been wet for days. This is a special and bittersweet time of year for me. Not so much because of the holidays but because my own baby (who will be turning eleven
    —yikes!) was born on December 19th.

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  • Taking A Minute

    Monday, October 24th, 2011

    Most of the time I find that my mind is working. Thinking. Wondering. Sometimes I share whatever is in there with others and sometimes I just keep it to myself.

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  • Birth Centers – An Excellent Blend of Home and Hospital Birth

    Monday, October 10th, 2011

    As you know, I am pretty outspoken about my concerns regarding homebirth. There is, however, an excellent blend of the comforts of homebirth with the safety of a hospital – a birth center. Although, the choice to have a more natural, nurse-midwife attended birth is frequently available in a hospital, it is a core principal in a birth center.

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  • Managing Labor Pain

    Monday, September 19th, 2011

    Labor is a natural — although challenging — process. No two women have the same degree of labor pain, and no two labors are exactly alike. Ultimately, you need to choose the pain relief option that’s right for you.

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  • Morning, Noon and Night Sickness

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

    I couldn’t help thinking about my own experience of it with Alexander. For people who have never experienced motion sickness or “morning” sickness (also called hyperemesis), the ability to understand the misery of it is virtually impossible. I recently read an article written by a Washington Post journalist about her own experience with severe hyperemesis. It can be a rough road. The good news is that for most of us, it passes by the end of the first trimester. Mine stopped abruptly at 14 weeks at which point I ate a huge plate of spaghetti — easily the best meal I’ve ever had.

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  • Raising A Gender-Free Child?

    Friday, August 12th, 2011

    A close friend sent me this link a month or so ago and I initially breezed over it and sent a corresponding reply with a rather predictable opinion as to what I thought about it. This morning I finally read the article and all the corresponding responses in detail.

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  • Travel Adventures Before 7:30 a.m.

    Monday, August 1st, 2011

    Yesterday, I was asked, “ Why do people who aren’t pregnant read your blog? ” I answered that I honestly wasn’t actually sure. Yes, I do try to write about something related to pregnancy or parenting at least part of the time.

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  • Happy Birthday To Me?

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

    I just had a birthday. I could say it was kind of a big birthday but I won’t. It is hard to have a birthday without getting a little pensive about how birthdays are these pretty big days and how they change for us.

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  • Late Spring Blog Break – Back In The Saddle

    Thursday, July 21st, 2011

    I have been on a little blog break. There were many things going on within my own extended family that required much attention and caused a huge amount of distraction. Between that, working and keeping track of a young, feisty boy, my days were shot.

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