“I Can’t Do This” and Other New Mom Myths

With the appearance of those two little lines on the stick comes a flood of emotions ebbing and flowing over the next nine months. Excitement, wonder, and joy make their appearance, accompanied by uncertainty, lack of control, or even downright fear. When I was pregnant with my first baby, well-meaning people would say things like, “Oh, a woman’s body was made for this, you’ll know just what to do.” I…

Read More

A Friend in Need

I’ve had a story of friendship that I’ve been wanting to share lately.  Throughout my life, I’ve had the privilege to share moments with lots of friends. There are “seasons” of friendship when we walk very closely with a friend, and then there are times when the friendship lives on in our hearts until we see each other again. A few weeks ago, my husband and I had a spontaneous…

Read More

My Switch from an MD to a Certified Nurse Midwife

I’ve been with the same OB/GYN for about 12 years. He delivered all three of my precious girls, and I have loved being under his care during my childbearing years.  We totally “got” his sense of humor, and he saved my life with my first child.  I developed Preeclampsia at 36 weeks, and HipChick was delivered by emergency C-Section right before my organs were to become compromised. After my first…

Read More