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I don’t know if I had pre-eclampsia

I found an article about pre-eclampsia that listed the symptoms and risks and realized that I hit way too many symptoms. Some of the symptoms showed up pretty early into the third trimester. They didn’t test the urine, I didn’t … Continue reading

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I Support Home Birth *Safety*

I’m not entirely sure why I feel so strongly about home birth. I always have, I mean, I felt so strongly that I even refused to be born in the hospital! Which, of course, is more a joke than anything- … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Homebirth and Safety

When we were getting our fetal echocardiogram, before looking at the results, the doctor talked to us about the risks. He said that, if he wanted to scare us, he’d say “You have doubled the risk”, if he wanted to … Continue reading

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“Traumatic Birth”

I stumbled on this article, and ended up skimming through it because, as a person who’s given birth and is neither a woman nor mother, the standard dialogue about birth is something I have to be in the mood for. … Continue reading

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Pain in Childbirth

Before my baby was born- all I wanted was to find stories about pain in child birth. What could I expect and, more importantly- how could I get through it? Almost all I could find were stories of pain free … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Home Birth

(I wrote this while pregnant, before actually giving birth, but my thoguhts haven’t overwhelmingly changed) I admit that I do not like hospitals. I don’t like being in them. I don’t find them relaxing, enjoyable places to be. But, then, … Continue reading

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Gender Neutral isn’t necessarily ideal, but I don’t know what is

Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenthood- those are all highly gendered things to most people. I’ve been reading about it a lot, and it’s spoken of in highly gendered terms. Even people who are aware of trans people speak of birth with … Continue reading

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