Freaking out a little about childbirth

But not in the way you would expect. I’m good at childbirth.  I may suck at pregnancy, but I’m good at childbirth. That said, I am not loving my hospital options here.  Dr. Awesome only delivers at two hospitals, both of which are part of the public county hospital system.  I will say that both…

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Caffeine and Pregnancy

Everyone knows you’re not supposed to have caffeine when you’re pregnant.  Caffeine and sushi.  Those are the two biggies, right? Just how much caffeine is truly harmful though?  According to the March of Dimes, pregnant women should have no more than 200 mg of caffeine per day or not more than the equivalent of one…

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Hurtful Things and Helpful Things

This is going to be one of those cathartic posts.  Love it or leave it. HG can bring out the best and the worst in our friends and family.  Heck, even the most well-meaning comment can be… shall we say, ill-timed. I want to take a moment to highlight a few of the low- and…

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Hypnosis and Childbirth

I’m strongly considering doing a form of hypnosis for the birth of this child.  Specifically, I’ve been looking at Hypnobabies. I’m attracted to this method for a couple of reasons: I would really like to birth this child without the use of medications. Last time, I opted for an epidural, and what followed was a…

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A New Blogger in Town

I wanted to take a few moments to let you all know about a brand new blog that one of my HG sisters has started. I feel an extra-special connection to this particular blogger because she just happens to be the Sister-in-Law to my very best friend. MommyPonders experienced severe HG.  Severe enough to decide…

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Where did my sense of smell go?

Not that I miss it. Tuesday morning it was there.  I was upstairs and my mom was downstairs changing the water filter in the refrigerator.  I had to put a rag over my nose. Then we went out to get some lunch.  I was feeling okay and wanted a change of scenery.  I wanted to…

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