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There's so much emphasis put on the perfect birth or dictating your birth experience that it's taken me three-hundred-sixty-something days to write this. I hadn’t wanted to write my second birth story because I really didn't want to relive...
 BOY!!! Mark, Jane, and I warmly introduce you to the newest member of our family and the New Orleans Moms Blog family. Charles arrived on November 11th weighing in at a healthy 8lb 10oz and measuring 22 inches long. My heart...
One year ago this past Wednesday, I had a successful VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). Goodness, that stills feels euphoric to say. I wrote about it three days later while the feelings were fresh. To relive my experience makes me...
I am one of those individuals who really enjoyed being pregnant. After two weeks of nausea, it was smooth sailing. I exercised up until the week I gave birth, ate healthy (ok, I had a few chocolate éclairs here...
It was the end of week three of bed rest at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. The goal was to make it three more weeks, but like the rest of this pregnancy, nothing would go as planned. It was our...

iHad a Baby via C-Section

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On the day I found out I was pregnant, I knew my birth story wouldn't be like most. I had a feeling it wouldn't be all that exciting or dramatic and that it was going to result in a scheduled...
Just like most expectant mothers, as Nathaniel's due date, May 6, 2012, got closer and closer, I became more and more anxious for him to arrive. To help things along, and because May 5, 2012 was the night of...
This was my first pregnancy, and my due date was April, 9, 2011. I was super excited about this because my birthday is April 22, and I knew it would be really special to share the birth month with my...
As with many mothering topics, child birth can feel a little divisive at times. When mothers make different parenting decisions or differing situations lead to divergent choices, it can be hard for women to know how to find common...

One delivery, three babies

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How the four of us began It all started on Sunday, November 25, 2007 when I was admitted to the hospital after a routine visit with my doctor. I was beginning to develop pre-eclampsia, so my doctor wanted to keep...
When I was 13 I had a long, invasive and very painful surgery which placed Harrington rods along the length of my spine to correct a dramatic S shaped curvature. At 13 I was not considering future childbearing implications...
From the moment you find out you are pregnant you just can’t wait for that first trimester to be over. You want to get in to the “safe window” where the stats of most of the bad things drop....
I am one of those women who is blessed with extremely fast labors. In fact, I think that I am one of those women that other women hate when it comes to pregnancy and labor. My first pregnancy was really...
My dearest Baby Jane, Today, all of the mommies are celebrating the day our lives forever changed when we welcomed our babies into this big, beautiful world. November 21, 2011 - it's a day I will always remember, and it...