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How To Have An Induction Without Pain Medication

This is a topic that I don’t discuss often. I tend to shy away from discussing how I gave birth because I find that childbirth and, really, parenting in general, is turned in to a competition in our society. Some women think they are superior for breastfeeding, or having a “natural birth” or what have you. Even non-parent members of society can fall prey to these types of attitudes, leveling their expectations of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting at unsuspecting, emotionally vulnerable mothers. I refuse to participate in the “my horse is bigger than your horse” comparison game that many women play, which lends itself to being silent on how I gave birth.

In this case, I chose to break my silence speak up in hopes of offering support and encouragement. This is my story on how I had an emergency induction without an epidural or stadol. I hope it can encourage a few of my friends (and readers) who are nearing the end stages of their pregnancies and want to be prepared for the possibility of having an induction.

I had an emergency induction out of necessity. I know this situation can be scary, especially if you were expecting to have an uneventful birth, but emergency inductions don’t have to be a bad thing. I was induced for several different medical problems that I had throughout my pregnancy…

How To Have An Induction Without Pain Medication

Preggosaurus – Fun and Silly Stories from Pregnancy

Y’all, there was a tornado in December when I was pregnant, my husband was out of town on a business trip/training and I was ALL ALONE in the middle of Wal-Mart with loud thunderclaps amplified from the metal roof and scaring the crap out of my gestating son. It took a twenty-minute frantic drive home to access YouTube and Carol of the Bells to calm him down. I was sore for a week.

Listen to the rest of the stories here 😉

Kidney Stones Vs. Chilbirth

What Happens When I Am 4 Days Late (And All My Friends Are Pregnant)

How To Lose Pregnancy Weight

Hint: it didn’t include special drinks, supplements and fad diets. This probably isn’t what you think…I think focusing on weight loss postpartum can be stupid and dangerous.

How I Got Back To Pre-Pregnancy Weight

We’ve Been Published On The Huffington Post!

Hi there folks! 🙂

You all know I am easily excitable, but today it is 100% justified! We’ve been published on The Huffington Post! ❤

Please go check it out, comment and share the article!

It is all because of your readership and support that this was accomplished, so thank you!

Read the post here: An Unlikely Friendship Between a Pregnant Collegiate and a Gentle Black Man

Love you all!

New Crunchy Mom

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hi there! 🙂

I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum during my pregnancy and I wrote about it on a friend’s blog today.

“I felt detached from my body, I had no control over what I ate because my body forcefully expelled nearly everything. I felt like I was failing my baby and, at the same time, I felt an intense bitterness towards him.”

What Kate Middleton And I Have In Common

 

 

I Wish I Had A Doula

Hi there! 🙂

One of my friends, who just so happens to now be a doula, wrote about her first birth on New Crunchy Mom today!

What I wanted, was for my husband to tell the nurse to leave me alone. I wanted a quiet place to labor and manage my own birth! I wanted some counter pressure on my back and some cold rags for my forehead! I wanted something to drink! (FORGET ABOUT ICE CHIPS!!!)

I Wish I Had A Doula

Internal Exams, Doctors, and Consent

Hi there!

I’ve always been one of those people who was very skeptical about being told that doctors were an exception to the list of people who couldn’t touch you in private areas. This is my experience with internal exams, doctors and consent.

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