What is a birth plan?
It’s essentially a blueprint of the type of birthing experience you’d like to have. It can cover anything from not allowing students in the room to requesting delayed cord clamping.
Working in healthcare I knew that I didn’t want to be “that patient” who is overly demanding, inflexible and a control freak but there were certain things that I wanted in place, such as, I wanted to attempt a natural birth but please let me know when the “point of no return is” in case I miss my window for an epidural (I ended up getting an epidural btw)
If you’re my friend and pregnant (or will be soon) I’m sorry in advance to ruin the surprise because I’m going to tell you exactly what you’ll be getting from me.
I generally don’t advise straying from a registry because people tend to put the things they need on them, however, first time moms (and I say this with full confidence because I registered for a variety of unnecessary items) tend to not know what in the heck they really NEED.
I was gifted our Leachco Podster and in all honesty I thought I wouldn’t use it but it ended up being a Godsend.
Awesome baby items (that I wish I’d registered for) As a first time mom you get overwhelmed very easily. There are so many items out there that are geared towards you and scream “buy me!” I was one of those moms that ended up registering for items that I just did not need and spent a…
Things you should never tell a pregnant woman Pregnant women seem to be a bulls eye for inappropriate (and sometimes hurtful) questions from family members and strangers alike. Not only is your personal privacy invaded when random strangers want to touch your belly but everyone wants to offer advice, words of wisdom and their own…
Want to find Maternity Clothing that won’t break the break?? Let’s face it, maternity clothing is expensive and for the most part unless you’re planning on being pregnant for the next few years you don’t get too much wear out of them
So. You’re pregnant, your mind is racing! You just want to register and buy EVERYTHING! (because it’s cute or someone suggested it) but here are my suggestions for moms that don’t like to waste their money and time.
I was really touched that one of my friends, who is a expecting her first little one, reached out to me and told me that she took the wipe warmer off her registry after reading my post on Things no one tells you when you’re pregnant
which of course made me think of other items that are so unnecessary.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, I did basically zero educational prepping before my baby arrived. I didn’t read any baby books, only attended one birthing class and basically went about my daily business adamantly ignoring my growing stomach. And when I finally did concede and decided that “yes, this is happening to me”…I…
Hi, hello! So sorry for my very very long (unanticipated) absence. Last we spoke I was living in Hawaii. Since then I have moved back to (where I consider) home, Boise, Idaho…. oh and there’s a little secret I’ve been sitting on for about 40+ weeks. there’s a new little pepper in town! I gave…