November 1, 2014

What to Expect During a C-Section

Twin Birth

I knew a C-Section was a possibility as soon as I found out I was having twins. Everything had to align so perfectly in order to have a vaginal birth that I knew the odds were against me. I agonized for months whether I should give it a try but in the end both my twins were very, very breech and … [Read more...]

Birth Story – Cesarean Delivery of 35 Week Twins

Twin Birth

By the end of my twin pregnancy, I had forgotten what it felt like to not be pregnant. I had spent 5 months so sick that I required an IV at home. Once the morning sickness tapered off I was huge and uncomfortable and worried since another preterm delivery was a strong posibility. I was thrilled … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Update: 34 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

34 Weeks pregnant with twins

I hit 34 weeks pregnant last Friday and if I'm being totally honest, that was the final milestone I even had in the back of my mind. Now that I'm creeping up on 35 weeks I'm really ready to be done and I can tell my body has about had it. So this update is a bit slow but that's kind of how … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Update: 32 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

32 Weeks pregnant with twins

32 weeks has felt so far away for so long that I can hardly believe it's here. It's been the goal I've been reaching for. The point I felt the babies had a shot at being reasonably healthy. Now that it's here I think I've crossed the line between hoping for more time and just being really, really … [Read more...]

When Looking Good is Bad for Baby

personal care during pregnancy

My beauty routine gets simplified dramatically when I am pregnant. This is partially because I feel so awful that a complicated beauty routine is just not something I want to spend my time on. One thing to consider, though, is that most beauty products contain a cocktail of harmful chemicals, most … [Read more...]