Posts tagged mother
Ten tips from mama's on sleep!

Ten tips from mama’s on getting enough sleep in those early few weeks and months.

I recently put a post on Bumpnbub and asked mamas and papas for tips on how they get to sleep, stay asleep, prep for sleep and get enough rest. Here are the ten most popular answers for surviving those first few weeks/months with a newborn!

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Ten tips Thursday #1

1) Listen to yourself more than others, there is such a thing as a natural instinct, so use it, You know best. 

2) Don’t compare your postpartum body to your pre-baby body. It's not the same no matter what, you grew a human!

3) Continue to show love for your husband, he helped create the baby too. 

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I’m so sorry, I would have done anything to save you... A story of miscarriage.

We cried….and I couldn’t believe this was happening to us. I went through every thought. I felt like my body failed you, I felt like I failed my husband, it was unfair. I waited this long to have you and in just an instant, that dream was taken from me. Will I ever be able to have you? Will this happen again? I don’t know if I can bear to go through trying to conceive again, feeling guilty that we lost you. I’m so sorry, I would have done anything to save you.

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Dear Anxious Mama ...

I know it is hard to get out of bed sometimes because sleep deprivation is pure torture and it has sucked out every ounce of energy you may have in you. I know this form of exhaustion all too well Mama, especially when my babies were first born. Sometimes it turns into a depression. I know you love being a Mama, but some days are just covered in clouds. It's okay Mama.

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Your picture perfect birth might not go as planned, & that is okay.

I walked in the NICU not long after, I remember feeling great after giving birth though. I entered room #5, surreal, this was the exact room our daughter was in. I walked up to his isolette & could barely see him, he was so covered. The doctor soon entered the room. She started in quite quickly and very matter of fact about the different "surprises" he was born with. He had many issues that were never once caught before birth, and because he had more than one issue she told me they would need to seek genetic's help and search for a syndrome.

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An induction and c-section

I'm a disappointing 4 cms dilated, babies heart rate is dipping and I am developing a fever. Dianne is called and an intense conversation is started, with a c section looking very likely. At 11.40 I make the decision to go ahead and we are prepped. The drugs to numb my lower half are administered and I get quite a shock as I lose all feeling in my legs and abdomen, I start to panic and my worst case scenario thoughts kick in, what if I can't walk again... this is short lived when my arms start shaking uncontrollably and I scream out. 

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Part one: Postnatal mental health and its demons- interview with Destiny.

Discussions of mental health with beautiful mama Destiny. 

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