Birth

During Childbirth, Push Like You’re Pooping 

During Childbirth, Push Like You’re Pooping 

Hello! I am back from maternity leave. We had our second child, a boy named Max. It has been the best! It has been the worst! My brain constantly teeters between thoughts of “How did I ever live in a world without this baby?” and “Who thought this would be…

How To Create A Realistic Birth Plan

How To Create A Realistic Birth Plan

Sarah Austin wanted to have an unmedicated vaginal delivery, so she and her partner wrote a two-page birth plan at the urging of their nurse midwife. Included in it was the possibility that she might have a caesarean, and how she hoped it would be handled if so. “I considered…