What You Can Do To Reduce the Risk of Perineal Tears During Childbirth
Is there anything that sounds more painful than tearing down there during childbirth? As if the intensity of labor wasn’t enough to think about and prepare for, us mamas have to worry about the possibility of healing from a vaginal tear after it’s all said and done. Yikes! Although tearing can be common for first-time… Continue reading
Our NICU Experience Post-Home Birth
While we enjoy and frequently reflect on Andrew’s home birth, this next part is not a time we love thinking back on. In fact, it was still difficult to write and relive that time in my mind even though it happened six months ago. It was such an unexpected thing and because of that we… Continue reading
First-Time Mom Positive Home Birth Story – 7 Hour Labor
It was Saturday, May 21 and I felt pretty normal that whole day. I was a little disappointed because it was two days before my due date and I felt like there weren’t any major signs that labor would begin soon. I was doing lots of things to naturally, gently induce labor because I was… Continue reading
Hey there! I’m Jill. I’m a 28-year-old Tennessee native, wife and first-time mom. Before I became pregnant with my first baby I immersed myself in all things preconception, pregnancy, home birth and postpartum and was fascinated by what I learned! In sharing my journey to motherhood I hope to provide current and future moms with helpful tips to make the path a little easier as we figure it out together. I’m so glad you’re here and hope we can learn something from each other!