My Birth Saga – Part 12

My birth story saga

Continued from my natural birth story part 11...Even for my untrained eyes, it was very obvious that the placenta was covering the birth canal. I sobbed as I realized any hope for natural birth … [Read more...]

How to Make Natural Homemade Hand Sanitizer

healthy hand sanitizer recipe

With all the paranoia about the flu this season, everyone seems to be carrying instant hand sanitizer and using it everywhere. The only problem with hand sanitizer, besides the fact that all the … [Read more...]

My Birth Saga – Part 11

My birth story saga

Continued from my natural birth story saga part 10...I looked down and saw bright red blood covering my pants, underwear and the floor. Not just a little blood, but a lot! I panicked! I knew this … [Read more...]

My Birth Saga – Part 10

My birth story saga

Continued from my natural birth story saga part 9...Dr. Homebirth told me not to worry, that a good percentage of babies are breech at this point, and that the majority flip on their own well … [Read more...]

My Birth Saga – Part 9

My birth story saga

Continued from my natural birth story saga part 8...Sure enough, we were expecting number 3! Once again, I didn’t know for sure that fertility had returned so I wasn’t entirely certain of the due … [Read more...]

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Oh chicken soup... they call it food for the soul, and it certainly hits the spot when I'm under the weather. I also just love making this chicken soup (and other soups) during the winter to get some … [Read more...]

My Birth Saga – Part 8

My birth story saga

Continued from my natural birth story saga part 7...The midwife came back in and decided to check me again. As soon as she lifted the sheet, she realized that I was pushing, and signaled somehow … [Read more...]

My Birth Saga – Part 7

My birth story saga

Continued from my natural birth story saga part 6...There was another one… definitely a contraction! I stayed there for a few more, concentrating on letting go and relaxing, and eventually needed … [Read more...]