Pregnancy, Childbirth, Homebirth and a Strong Lesson in Faith

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  On April 9th at 3:45 PM, Roya Hollis-Sophia was born in the water at home.  After just short of 5 hours of labor (1 hour 45 minutes of active hard labor) Roya came roaring into this world.  I will never forget the feelings of joy when I caught my own baby.  It was a Read the full article…

Letting Go of my Home Birth

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    I have to be honest.  This is one of these posts that I have tried to avoid writing. In life, there comes a time when you have to make a decision that you don’t want to make. I have worked so hard throughout this entire pregnancy – trying to keep baby and me Read the full article…

The Dangers of Taking Opioid Pain-Killers During Pregnancy – A Dialogue with Dr. José Cordero & Dr. Coleen Boyle for Birth Defects Awareness Month

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    January was Birth Defects awareness month, so the March of Dimes and CDC are using it to raise awareness about the Dangers of taking pain killers during pregnancy – in the The CDC’s Treating for Two: Safer Medication Use in Pregnancy initiative.  The purpose of this initiative is to prevent birth defects and Read the full article…

Why I Poked Myself Over 50 Times to Check for Gestational Diabetes

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    If you think I’m crazy, you are definitely not alone.  My husband thinks I’m a complete nut.  Maybe I am, but it’s important that I get the best in health care, which is why I took control of my Gestational Diabetes test myself – and here is why?   What is Gestational Diabetes Read the full article…

40 Years Old, Pregnant: Eating Clean and Working-out – My Journey to a Peaceful Pregnancy and a Home Birth

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    Yep…yep…yep.  Isn’t it typical?  You lose 70 lbs., and you find yourself pregnant.  At least, that’s where I found myself mid-July.  Now, I am not going to even talk about the psychology of being in the middle of a huge weight loss journey – and finding yourself pregnant.  It’s devastating to say the Read the full article…

Why Not Home? The State of Maternity Care in America

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    Why Not Home? is a new movie that Jessica Moore wants to produce.  A movie where doctors, nurses, and nurse midwives who attend birth in the hospital and make the choice to birth their babies at home – explore the risk, safety and birth experience in the US. Neither I nor the movie Read the full article…

Eating to Stay Fit During Pregnancy

  If I were pregnant, this is how I would stay fit.  This post contains affiliate links.  If you click on a link and purchase and item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.       I know there are a lot of preggos out there.  I Read the full article…