Declining Group B Strep Test And Antibiotics

During my first pregnancy I was tested for group b strep (GBS). I had not done my research and went along with what the doctors told me. I tested positive and was giving IV antibiotics during my birth. Since I… Continue Reading

Skipping The Vitamin K Shot After Birth

Once your baby is born the doctors and nurses will want to give your newborn a shot of vitamin K. This is done to prevent Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn. This effects the bloods ability to clot and can lead to… Continue Reading

Why I Decline All Cervical Checks During Pregnancy

I have reached that point in my pregnancy where cervical checks are being offered. Luckily my ob knows me well enough not to push them. She has offered and accepts my answer when I decline. Why do I decline cervical… Continue Reading

Zahler Prenatal DHA Multivitamins Review

Prenatal vitamins are very important during pregnancy. One should start taking prenatal vitamins when trying to conceive. They are great to take when breastfeeding as well. There are so many prenatal vitamins out there it is hard to know which… Continue Reading

Birth Videos You Can Share With Your Kids

WARNING SOME OF THESE VIDEOS ARE GRAPHIC. THEY ARE BIRTH VIDEOS THAT SHOW WOMEN GIVING BIRTH. My oldest, 4 years old, is really excited about the birth her sibling. When her first sibling was born 2 years ago my then… Continue Reading

Intra Abdominal Umbilical Vein Varix, What Does It Mean?

At our 31 week appointment the CNM heard an irregularity with baby’s heartbeat so we were sent to the perinatologist, a high risk doctor. While we were there we discovered our baby has an intra abdominal umbilical vein varix. An intra abdominal… Continue Reading