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Growing a Baby: Part 1 Early Pregnancy

Growing a Baby: Part 1 Early Pregnancy

You've slipped away to the bathroom and nervously opened the box, read the directions, held that crazy stick and probably got a little splattered with your own urine while silently counting the 3 seconds you are supposed to hold it, pointed down, in the stream. You placed the lid on the test and set it down on a level surface. 

Maybe you couldn't bear watching the test and simply had to set a timer and walk away. Or maybe you stared, unblinkingly, while you were awaiting the result. Anxious, apprehensive, relieved, hopeful or frightened. There was no one right feeling.

But there were most definitely two lines.

Where is the best place to get information on pregnancy?

Where is the best place to get information on pregnancy?

Top 4 Pregnancy Information Resources

Thanks to the somewhat overwhelming and abundant information found in places like the beloved and dreaded GoogleBabyCenterpregnancy.com (seriously, those week by week images are addicting!) and WebMD,  you have the world at your fingertips. You can search for anything pregnancy and birth related and receive thousands of opinions, perspectives, rants and claims. But, it's the Internet, and no one can put anything on the Internet if it isn't true, right?

First Annual Homebirthday Party

First Annual Homebirthday Party

This past Saturday my husband and I loaded the van with our toddlers and baby, swung by my beloved Starbucks and made our way to Zink Park for the 1st annual Oklahoma Homebirthday Party. The Midwives Society of Oklahoma put together birthday activities, yummy cupcakes, and little party favors. This birthday gathering was not just for midwives, doulas and homebirth families, but also for all people who celebrate and support home (and birth centers) as an option for birthing women.