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My Birth Story Part 2: “No More Feelings Allowed.”

From time to time I’ll share pregnancy and birth stories from real parents. While I won’t skip over the hard parts, my promise to you is that they’ll be written in an affirmative way, speaking to the power, strength, and courage of the birthing person. If any story contains trauma, I’ll be sure to let you know in advance. To kick things off, I’m sharing my personal pregnancy and birth story with you because it’s a driving force behind why Bold & Mighty Birth exists today. Without further ado… December 24th, 2018.   It was four days before my estimated due date, and I was sitting in the pharmacy at the grocery store, taking my blood pressure while last-minute shoppers picked up final items for Christmas Eve dinner. The results flashed on the screen, and my heart sank. My blood pressure had been perfect throughout my entire pregnancy, but it … Read more

My Birth Story Part 1: “I Have a Lot of Feelings.”

From time to time I’ll share pregnancy and birth stories from real parents. While I won’t skip over the hard parts, my promise to you is that they’ll be written in an affirmative way, speaking to the power, strength, and courage of the birthing person. If any story contains trauma, I’ll be sure to let you know in advance so that you can choose whether to read further. To kick things off, I’m sharing my personal pregnancy and birth story with you because it’s a driving force behind why Bold & Mighty Birth exists today. Without further ado…   cw: potential pregnancy loss   My pregnancy and birth stories are very personal… and very political. When I found out I was pregnant in April 2018, I was ecstatic and terrified in all the ways people are when they realize they’re responsible for a tiny human. But I trusted myself and … Read more