So this morning, my toddler wakes up (later than usual 🙌🏼) and it became increasingly clear that he wasn’t himself. Pretty quickly into our morning he was fussing more than normal and spending a lot of time under foot. Then there it was- the infamous grunt. The sound that as a birth worker, makes me giddy; but as a mother on a typical Friday morning (with her husband out of town), makes me cringe. Welcome, constipation. We are not happy to see you. Our morning consisted of
Labor is painful, no doubt about it. But it doesn’t have to be suffering. Labor pain is....
PURPOSEFUL- pain during labor is typically due to a contracting uterus. Which is needed to birth your baby. Painful, but not without purpose.
ANTICIPATED- the last few weeks of pregnancy are loaded with anticipation. You know it’s coming, you know it can be challenging, you know it can be painful, but you don’t know when.
INTERMITTENT- in the throws of labor, it can be hard to see th
Tis the season...of the cold, flu, and everything gross in between. This is the time of year where even us non-germophobe mommas 🙋🏻♀️ are doing everything we can to protect ourselves- hand washing, sanitizing, natural remedies, sick quarantine, etc. But sometimes, despite all efforts, you or baby may still get sick. If so, it’s perfectly okay to continue nursing through illness. In fact, you SHOULD! When baby gets sick, it’s especially important to nurse. Your baby and you