I get asked a lot of questions about parenting and birth. 5 pregnancies, 3 kids, 2 home births, 1 hospital birth, 1 miscarriage, and 1 pregnancy loss doesn't make me a doctor, but it does leave me with a special kind of expertise.
The kind of expertise that comes from having been there yourself!
So, if you're looking for answers or stories or someone to say, "Yep, that's normal!" Look no further! I've got over 22,000 hours of pregnancy experience. (Seriously, I did the math.)
To get you started, I've rounded up all my posts on my #1 favorite topic.
- Top 5 Pregnancy Must Haves
- My absolute favorite pregnancy book
- How to speak to a pregnant woman
- Second (or Third) Time Mommy Anxiety
- When are you done having kids?
- I give birth at home.
- Griffin's Birth Story
- Amos's Birth Story
- Felix's Birth Story
- The Cost of a Home Birth
- Ashley Martin and "Picture Perfect Births"
- My Postpartum Paradise (or why you should always accept help after giving birth)
Struggling with gender disappointment?
Experiencing pregnancy after loss?
- Due Date
- I have an announcement.
- How I'm coping
- Litany of Remembrance
- Grief and the choices we make
- April 10-15, 2014
If you're overwhelmed or have already read yourself cross-eyed and just want to talk to an actual human being who's been there, then I'm offering up a new service.
I'm all your's for a one-hour phone call or online chat. Ask me the questions you're too embarrassed to ask your girlfriends or mom or a parenting chat board! I've spent 1000 of hours researching the problems. I'm not going to tell you what to do. I'm going to help you find the solution!
Do you want to know more about my experience with home birth? (No, I didn't poop.) Do you want to know what baby products really belong on your registry? Do you want to know what I did to prepare for breastfeeding?
I'm not a doctor and (obviously) I won't be offering medical advice, but I do consider myself particularly good at practical help and emotional support.
And if I can't help you, I'll find someone or some resource that can!
For $100 investment (you cant barely get a stroller for that much!), I'm all your's.
So, give me a call!