6 tips for an empowered pregnancy and birth

6 tips for an empowered pregnancy and birth

Pregnancy, labor and delivery are deeply personal decision.  Today I’m sharing 6 tips for an empowered pregnancy and birth. Currently as I sit here, I’m 34 weeks pregnant.  I’m nearing the final destination, you guys!  I haven’t chatted too much about this pregnancy because, well, life with 3 little kiddos distracts me!  Honestly, the newness…

nova’s birth story {part 2}

If you haven’t read the first half of Nova’s birth story, be sure to go back and check that out and then come back here for more. I left off with us heading down from our bedroom to leave for the hospital.  When we got down the flight of stairs, I decided on one more…

nova’s birth story {part 1}

I’ve had almost a month to collect my thoughts and emotions around Nova’s birth and I’m excited and ready to share Nova’s birth story!  Today is part one, next week will be part two.  I love that each of my kiddos births have been different and unique, and Nova’s most definitely was! It all started…

Zoe's birth story

Monday afternoon, 6 days past my due date, we went in for what happened to be our final pre-natal appointment. Being on the cusp of 41 weeks my midwife wanted to check my cervix for the first time and sweep my membrane to hopefully avoid having to induce a week later. I had a good…

clara's birth story

Boy do I have a treat for you today… another birth story!  Not mine though — from my friend Lindsay.  I just love reading birth stories, which is why I shared Hunters (part 1, part 2 and part 3).  I hope you love reading them too! Hello all you Get Healthiers! (Get Heatherers doesn’t make…

Hunter's birth story: part 3

Here it is!  The final part to Hunter’s birth story.  Make sure to check out part 1 and part 2 as well. Since I kept having my midwife check me, she was skeptical about when I’d really need to push. She said there were behaviors she would see and she’d know it was time. It…

Hunter's birth story: part 2

Before heading onto part 2, catch up on part 1 of Hunter’s birth story. At 1am we arrived at the family birth center. I got hooked up to two monitors – one for my contractions, one for Hunter’s heart rate. A nurse checked and indeed my water had broken — we were there to stay.…

Hunter's birth story: part 1

It’s been 1 week now since Hunter was born. The week just flew by. My originally thought was to have his birth story posted right away, mainly so I wouldn’t forget anything. Well 1 week has passed and nothing has been forgotten, and I really don’t see myself forgetting any of it. It all started…