Childbirth · My Heart

800 Moms Died Today

My labor pains were excruciating, the groans severe, and yet not one time did I fear for my life. I was recently made aware of an ugly statistic: 800 moms died today either before, during, or shortly after childbirth. 800 more moms will die tomorrow. The number 800 continues on. The majority of these 800 deaths were preventable,… Continue reading 800 Moms Died Today

Childbirth · Humor

2 Things NOT to Say to the Pregnant Woman!

I was with an unnamed relative at the park when we struck up a conversation with one of the moms there. She was definitely pregnant and told us she had five weeks to go. This is how the following conversation proceeded: My unnamed relative: “Oh, wow, five more weeks! I thought you were due any… Continue reading 2 Things NOT to Say to the Pregnant Woman!

Childbirth · Inspirational

The Life of the 2nd Born

My sweet Pierce, I cannot believe you turn one today. I will admit there were times during my pregnancy I wondered if I would truly love you as much as your sister. I cared for Boston more than life itself. Could I really have such a bond for this second being growing inside me? . .… Continue reading The Life of the 2nd Born