Books I’ve enjoyed reading during my pregnancy

For the past nine months, I’ve been drawn to pregnancy literature of all sorts — books, newsletters, birthing class handouts, and more. Sometimes it feels like information overload, but in general, I would rather have more information than not enough. I’ve bought a lot of pregnancy and childbirth books in hopes of learning more about Madelyn’s development in the wombContinue reading “Books I’ve enjoyed reading during my pregnancy”

How the last few weeks of pregnancy are teaching me to embrace unpredictability

I’ve found the last few weeks of my pregnancy to be the hardest. Physically, I’m feeling pretty good. I have some aches and pains, and sleep is getting harder to come by, but I still have energy to go on walks every afternoon and work full days. I’ve found it really difficult, though, to come to termsContinue reading “How the last few weeks of pregnancy are teaching me to embrace unpredictability”

Learning to develop the ’empathy reflex’ as a parent

When you’re pregnant, your brain plays tricks on you. I’ve had my fair share of “pregnancy brain” moments and have been curious as to why pregnancy causes women to be more forgetful and absentminded than usual. The related research I’ve read has helped me realize that pregnancy brain is a real (and normal) symptom. It has also taught me the importanceContinue reading “Learning to develop the ’empathy reflex’ as a parent”

10 things I’ve learned during my pregnancy

Pregnancy has taught me a lot — about my body, self-care, and the early stages of mother-daughter bonds. I could easily think of 50+ pregnancy lessons, but I’ve narrowed it down to a Top 10 list… 1. The human body is pretty remarkable. Pregnancy is so common, and yet it seems so miraculous. I’ve become increasingly fascinated by theContinue reading “10 things I’ve learned during my pregnancy”