posts tagged: birth

Analytical Baby 2.0: A VBAC Story

Background: My son was a planned home birth with a wonderful and supported labor, until we had to transfer when it was discovered after hours of pushing that he was posterior brow presentation.  He was born by cesarean on Christmas … Keep Reading…

A Bittersweet Birthday

Analytical Baby just turned one, and I’ve been reliving some rough times.  What?  Rough times?  But babies being born are wonderful times, right?  Yes and no.

My Special Scar

I really wanted a natural birth, but I got a cesarean.  I did everything right, and I wanted it so badly.  And not just because it was healthier for the baby and me; I wanted to feel it.  I knew … Keep Reading…

I Am Strong

I’ve always loved the feeling of running, of flying through space, feeling strong and wild.  But for most of my life, I could make it about a minute before I felt like my throat was on fire and I couldn’t … Keep Reading…

Analytical Baby is Born

Before I got pregnant, I was a birth junkie. I love reading birth stories, and I looked forward to labor and birthing my baby probably more than the baby itself. I had a deep trust in my body’s ability to … Keep Reading…

I Hope These Words Taste Good Later

The first half of my pregnancy went remarkably fast, and things are really starting to solidify and feel real.  I no longer worry about this pregnancy being sustainable or genuine, but see it as a documented fact and I have … Keep Reading…