• C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Sections – What to expect, advice & tips (PT 3/3)

    The blog post every pregnant women needs to read (PT 3) You’ve made it to part 3, so you obviously know how bada** c-sections and the women behind them truly are. Post 1 {click to read} I talked about what to expect before and during surgery and questions you might want to ask beforehand. Post 2 {click to read} I talk about the short-term (first 3 days) recovery. Now it’s time to cover long-term recovery. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to your long-term recovery along with having a newborn. Everything from feeding (especially if you’re breastfeeding), to holding your baby, getting into bed, rolling over in…

  • Journal,  Womanhood

    6 months PP Update

      Oh, here I am again giving you another update on my health. I feel so silly typing these posts out thinking 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴? But surprisingly I hear often from friends, family and online friends I’ve never met before how much they appreciate that I have been sharing my journey. ⁣ ⁣ THANK YOU! Its so awesome to know that so many people in my life care for me that way. It’s truly remarkable!⁣ ⁣ Anywho, so as many of you know I hit 6 months postpartum — Huntly & I just got back from the doctors for his 6 months check-up. I’m sneaky…

  • C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Sections – What to expect, advice & tips (PT 2/3)

    The blog post every pregnant woman needs to read (PT 2) – Short-term Recovery  Welcome to part 2 of my 3 part series. After undergoing an emergency c-section I realized that there’s a lack of information given beforehand to women regarding the surgery. After all, it is an emergency — so in the moment its hard to think up any questions & hard for the medical staff to give you all the information you need. I’m hoping that through this series I’ll be able to help women feel more comfortable about the procedure and recovery. In part one (you can read it here) I discussed what surgery looks like before…

  • C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Section – What to expect, advice & tips (Pt 1/3)

    The blog post every pregnant women needs to read (PT 1)  When I first discovered I was pregnant, I remember thinking what? now?!  I was so lost on what the next steps were. I heavily relied on the doctors I was visiting. Everything from the information I would need to know to have a healthy pregnancy to my education source on the labouring experience (or at least guide me to the classes). Now that I’m out of that phase, I have clarity. I see the holes in the system. The societal flaws and educational mishaps and I can’t just sit here silently. Personally, I feel like I missed out on lots…

  • Womanhood

    Huntly’s Birth Story

    labour preparation Pregnancy, child birth, babies and children…they are all truly unpredictable from start to finish. If you followed my pregnancy journey then you would know that there were many aspects of it that were very unforeseeable, unplanned and downright surprising. With my pregnancy being that way, I should have expected the same for my birth story. But once again, I was completely caught off guard and surprised.  In the third trimester we went to a birth and labour class as well as got a tour of the maternity ward at the hospital I was delivering at. During both, they mentioned that just under 30% of the woman attending the…