I remember when I found out I was pregnant with my oldest
daughter. I was definitely excited, and
probably a lot more nervous than I would admit at the time. I knew that an exciting journey was ahead of
me. And knowing how much control like to
have over my life, I went out to find books about being pregnant and what I
could expect during that journey and beyond.
The first book that I bought was What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It was, and still is, America’s
natural route. I wanted hypnobirthing
classes, no intervention, definitely no c-section.
that they didn’t want you to talk about anything besides hypnobirthing
techniques. It seemed that some of my
classmates thought that if you talked about the possibility of having a
c-section, it was inevitable.
possible about any and all that could happen during pregnancy and
research. After 46 hours of labor, I did
have to have a caesarean section. Due to
a car accident when I was in high school, all of the bones that are supposed to
open in order to birth a child had been fused together when they were broken so
many years before. Not something I knew
going into the labor – I would have suggested the c-section had I known!
child, and having the ability to make your own decisions, without judgement
from others, is important. I think that
hearing the stories of others, as well as getting as much information from your
Dr. and resources like What to Expect When You’re Expecting
is a great way to make a decision on what is right for you and your baby.
Edition of this wonderful reference book.
It is chalk full of great information.
Every bit of anything you could want to know from pre-pregnancy all the
way through the delivery and beyond.
and advice. All the medical coverage has
been completely updated, and it even addresses your concerns about the Zika
which is what I tried to work out my second and third pregnancies. Times have definitely changed between my
first delivery, and my last. I was able
to have Lucy and Matt stay right with me during the entire surgery, and Lucy
laid on my chest after she was born for most of the remainder of the time I was
in the OR. It was definitely a calming
influence on my nerves.
anxiety. I think this is a topic that
does not get addressed nearly enough, but it seems to be coming to the
forefront now, which is incredibly important.
Knowing that there is help available, and knowing when it is OK to ask for
help is significant and necessary.
coping with miscarriage, birth control choices and decisions postpartum as well
as medications during pregnancy are all included.
feeling of peace when you wake up in the middle of the night with one more
question (am I the only one?!).
amazing resource during your pregnancy? Are you currently pregnant and looking for information?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.