What do I SAY?

So I’m having a dilemma and yes I’ll preface- it’s self induced. I don’t know what to call myself as it relates to my career and being a mother. It’s becoming frustrating in some circles and conversations to me. So…

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Placenta encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation, yes it’s real and yes I did it. So after you give birth you give birth to the most incredible organ, the placenta. This important organ not only feed, gave blood and nourished your baby, but grew just…

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My Home Birth Story

I’m now a mother & New Year’s Eve will never be the same! The depth of this love is indescribable and transformative. I was fortunate to have the birth I wanted, and in the comfort of my home. We planned…

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Eating for two- Don’t be neurotic!

Through out my pregnancy, I never got caught up in reading books or crappy literature that uses scare techniques or talks about everything you should be worried about. I’m not an neurotic person anyways and don’t see the point in…

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Due Date hang up…

Being an over achiever, impatient, type A personality my due date seems so inaccurate- I struggle with it. I know in all my reading and knowing I’m having a home birth that baby will pick when she wants to come…

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Why we choose Home Birth

In all my years (yes years) of research from owning a maternity store, to doing workshops with childbirth educators in all areas and now as a pregnant mother- home birth is the best option for us. It actually has never…

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Why the Name Baby Bradford, you ask?

My husband and myself are that couple that a month into dating had no problem talking about kids and baby names. At this point in dating him, I knew he was the one and I’m pretty sure he felt the…

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20 Weeks- half way there!

I can’t believe we are already half way through my pregnancy. It’s an incredible and transformational process. I can say I’m so different from how I was 20 weeks ago. My priorities, mindfulness and love have expanded much more than…

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Vegas Baby, literately

  So after all the ups and downs of being pregnant and then not…My husband and myself agreed to take a break from all assisted interventions and just relax. We went back to just enjoying each other and the timing…

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IUI flop

So recently we tried IUI/ Intrauterine insemination. We didn’t have the doctor assist in the placing of the sperm inside the uterus, we were allowed to have our own “relations” to achieve this. We did get pregnant, but again didn’t make…

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Musings

We all need to vent and this area is a place to be the catch all for ideas, rants, raves and general thoughts about becoming a mother, having a baby and life with a newborn.  Thanks for wanting to be a part of the journey and hope you find some of this useful, comforting, fun and encouraging.