pregnancy anxiety

The Perfect Epidural Birth and Why I Want It,

The Perfect Epidural Birth and Why I Want It,

I delivered my first child almost five years ago. I remember the excitement building as the days came closer to when we would meet him. As first time parents, we didn't really "know" what to expect. Everything we knew about birth and delivery came from our birth classes, first hand accounts of fellow friends, family members and what we had seen in the movies. It turns out, theres a lot of biased information out there when only reverting to these few resources!

And Then I was Nursing Two Baby Bears...

And Then I was Nursing Two Baby Bears...

Pregnancy dreams!

I remember in my second trimester I had a very vivid dream that I was nursing two baby bears and they kept trying to bite my nipples! It was extremely unpleasant but when I woke up and discussed it with my doctor, he assured me that it was normal and that I may be having some fears associated with nursing. After thinking about it more, I realized he was right! I found a good friend who was a "nursing expert" and unloaded my fears to her. She was so helpful in calming me and helping me come to terms with my anxieties about the postpartum experiences.