After a failed vasectomy reversal, a second successful reversal, two failed frozen embryo transfers and six (in total) IVF with ICSI procedures, and three miscarriages, I was finally pregnant with my rainbow baby. My pregnancy was complicated and I received daily blood thinner injections until week 36 of pregnancy. I live 4,500 miles as the … More Why I Hid My Postpartum Anxiety | nylc11.wordpress.com
You found out you are pregnant? Congratulations! Exciting times are ahead of you and you will read sooo much it will make your head spin. Everyone will have advice to offer and the stories… well, trust me when I tell you, everyone has a story. Maybe you are nervous. Scared even. Perhaps you dislike needles. … More The Can-Do Birth Plan | nylc11.wordpress.com
Newborns can be like leeches. Once born my sons searched for my boob and didn’t let go. They clusterfed every 30 minutes day and night for the next almost 30 hours. Newborns can make you feel like a zombie. Between the nurse coming in to check my bloodpressure, temperature, and ask me what my pain … More 9 things you can expect from a newborn | nylc11.wordpress.com
Back in October I wrote this post: How to bond with your baby in 40 days and yesterday I made a video out of it. I’d love it if you would share it with a new mom or anyone you think could benefit from it. Here is the link to the video: How to bond with … More How to bond with your baby in 40 days or less | nylc11.wordpress.com
Cesarean birth is a major abdominal surgery. Maybe it was unplanned or an emergency surgery. Perhaps you planned and scheduled this major abdominal procedure. Possibly it was a repeat Cesarean section. In the end it does not matter how you came about having your baby. What matters is that you feel better as soon as … More How to speed up your recovery from Cesarean birth
When I still worked in labor and delivery, I made it a point to let my clients and patients know that birth is unpredictable and it is always better to be open for change. Easier said than done… Since finding out I was expecting a #bonusbaby, I had planned on giving birth vaginally. The baby made … More How I had a peaceful Cesarean birth
Disclaimer: Graphic picture, not suitable for all audiences. When a woman would like to give birth vaginally after she’s had a Cesarean section, it is generally referred to as trial of labor after Cesarean. The acronym is: TOLAC. When said woman successfully gives birth vaginally after a Cesarean it is called vaginal birth after Cesarean. … More What is TOLAC?