4 Things We Know About: What Life is REALLY Like After Having a Baby

Leah Kayes Friday Five Things, Labor & Birth, Newborns, Postpartum 1 Comment

1. You will be SORE.  Whether your baby/babies arrives via vaginal birth or cesarean birth, it will feel as though someone has taken a sledgehammer to your lower abdomen, pelvis and lady garden. It’s. Going. To. Hurt.  It’s going to hurt when you walk.  It’s going to hurt when you go to the bathroom (TAKE the stool softeners they give …

5 Things Our New Favorite NBC Show “This Is Us” Got Right About Birth

Catie and Leah Friday Five Things, Labor & Birth, Pregnancy 0 Comments

I’m going to be honest. When I saw that the series premiere for This Is Us would include a birth, I thought to myself “I can’t wait to watch it and see all the things they got wrong!” Typically, that is exactly what happens. As someone who has been hired to support over 200 births, I have never been particularly …

Five Things We Know About: Adding Child #3

Leah Kayes Friday Five Things, Newborns, Postpartum, Pregnancy 0 Comments

#1: You will suffer from overconfidence:  When sweet baby #3 arrives on the scene, you’re no longer wondering “will I love this baby as much as my first?” because you already know your love is not finite.  You aren’t stressing about things like leaving the hospital, car seats and nipple confusion.  You aren’t really stressing at all.   And that’s …