Pregnancy & Birth: The right caregiver

I can count the number of friends who had a really positive pregnancy and birth experience on one, maybe one and a half hands. What they all have in common is that they were in tune with their caregiver. Unfortunately,  too often, I hear that the relationship between the mother-to-be and her OBGYN is overshadowed…

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How I Prepared for Childbirth (incl. Postpartum)

  Recently, I read a post that questioned the whole idea about writing a birth plan; arguing with the fact that childbirth is an event which can’t be planned. Although I agree with the latter – childbirth is indeed an event where we don’t know upfront which exact course it’ll take ( I guess that my first birth…

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Why I Choose Hypnobirthing

When I was pregnant with the little bird, I had booked a birth preparation class for my man and myself. I was not so much looking for information regarding the pregnancy (it’s all on the web, right ?) but wanted us to take this as an opportunity to get together into the whole “pregnancy/baby/birth/postpartum“ groove. For…

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My First Birth Story: The Aftermath

“You forget it all once the baby is born”. This phrase has always amazed me. It sounded so surreal that it made the whole childbirth thing in my eyes even more magical. I had heard of birth stories where everything had happened quite smoothly and then there were those stories that had a more traumatic…

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Pregnant State of Mind

We all know that being pregnant generates changes in a woman’s body. Most women get tired, some women feel nauseous, all women get eventually a big belly that will host the unborn baby. This aside, there is something else that we tend to forget. What if we talked about the mental state and how it…

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My First Birth Story

I have really been struggling with writing the birth story of the little bird. First, I felt too emotional. Then I just got over it but to be honest, the most difficult part were not my personal feelings but the fact that the whole experience felt similar to watching one of those twisted movies. You know,…

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