It doesn’t matter if you’re having your first baby or your fifth, the unknowns of labor & delivery can always be a little daunting.
A nurse in Jacksonville, FL thinks it’s hilarious to use newborns like puppets for her own amusement. This is NOT how nurses treat babies!
My most precious memories are of the births of my own children, and right next to those, the memories of all the mommas and daddies and babies I have witnessed become families.
In theory, the concept of a new mom not being able to answer your phone calls and/or texts right away should be self-explanatory...
We don’t often give pregnant people realistic expectations or dote on them postpartum, as we should. Image: Thinkstock.
CN: mention of postpartum depression/suicidality. Generally, in my experience, people often get so excited about a new baby, that they forget that postpartum women need doting on, too.
She was beautiful; I wanted to love her. But there was this nagging voice inside me: "What if I can’t love this baby as much as my son? Is there enough love for both of my children?"
We are taught to fear birth from early on in our lives, and the way it’s portrayed for entertainment’s sake plays a huge, disturbing role in that.