My journey into motherhood began at Thanksgiving, ten years ago. We were living in a new state with new jobs a thousand miles from family and I desperately wanted to be a mom. Seeing those two lines on the stick made my heart leap with excitement and my stomach do nervous somersaults. My sweet baby […]
Pregnancy and Babies
On arrival we learned the situation was very critical, contractions had lessened to almost 2 minutes. It was too late to stop this delivery; it was too late for any sort of medication.
Our holidays were relaxed, fun, stress-free, and easy-going. In fact, for the last year or so parenting has become routine, natural, and easy. It was a long process, but we considered ourselves masters at this. You probably see where this is going.
Four years ago, my husband and I learned we were expecting! Finally. After trying for years to conceive, my first thought was, “We are NOT ready for this.” So, like most first time mothers, I started researching. My best friend bought me the book Expecting 411. She warned me that some of the other pregnancy […]
I suffered my first miscarriage in silence because I followed the rules. I didn’t tell anyone I was pregnant, because you weren’t supposed to announce a pregnancy until you were past your first trimester. That was the rule. The theory was that you didn’t want to have to tell everyone you had a miscarriage, if […]
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The care and treatment of women whose pregnancies are considered high risk is a medical specialty not available in many communities. In fact, the service is usually only found in large university connected hospitals. In Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley we’re fortunate to have Dr. Margaret Carter, the only full time Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist […]
According to Wikipedia (which is of course the absolute best source of information about EVERYTHING) there are roughly 20,000 families with children in the city of Huntsville. That’s not including Madison or any of the other surrounding areas so I’m going to go out on a limb and say the local March of Dimes isn’t […]
“Oh… she still has her ovaries.” Those were the first words I heard a nurse say as I started to wake up in recovery from surgery a little over a year ago. There were two nurses standing at the foot of my bed, and I don’t think either of them realized I could hear them. […]
You know how you felt at the end of The Sixth Sense? You felt like NO WAY I HAD ALL THE CLUES THE WHOLE TIME AND I NEVER PUT IT TOGETHER. We all felt that way. **** Back in late July, I had my IUD removed. At first, it was because we were going “to […]
Details Who: Anyone who wants to show their support for women in Alabama having a choice about how they give birth Where: Big Spring Park When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10 AM Tickets: $15/$25 Individual Walker/Family On the Web: For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.alabamabirthcoalition.org Note: The event will include FREE […]