Saturday, May 23, 2015

Little Fierce Experience: Ectopic Pregnancy

difficult pregnancy perspective
This pregnancy has been such a crazy ride for me and Ryan.  We found on the 16th of April with four Clear Blue pregnancy tests that we were pregnant.  The sheer joy of that moment is so amazing and I will never forget it because it was so wonderful and pure in its existence.  On the 20th of April we found out, what doctors believed, to be a miscarriage.  It was so difficult on us because you need more than one blood draw to see if your hcg (pregnancy hormones) levels are going up or down.  For a successful pregnancy you want them to go up and they actually went down.  The waiting was the most difficult part.  It took three days to come up with that result and from then on I needed to monitor my hcg levels on a weekly basis so that meant going to the medical group once a week for blood draws.  
The thing is, my hcg levels were going up.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Mamamor Dolls: Handcrafted Birthing and Breastfeeding Dolls

I recently came across Mamamor Dolls and I think they're amazing! I often feel that birth, especially in movies and the media, is made to be this atrocious event and that's not the case! I've been reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and it is incredible some of the medical cases that women have gone through or information that they've been told.  Ultimately the midwives of The Farm, the community that Ina May is a part of that help women birth naturally, is so unique.  They help women become in tune with their bodies and truly appreciate the birthing process.  It is so simply beautiful!

That is why I enjoy the Mamamor Dolls so much! They can be a teaching tool for midwives or doulas, a way to explain to a child the process of pregnancy and childbirth, or to help a woman understand her body or potentially the loss of a child.  It's such a lovely tool and you are helping to support a small business! So much good!!

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Little Fierce Experience: Las Vegas

Little Fierce Experience: Las Vegas

I recently had the amazing opportunity to go on my first TDY.  It's sort of like a business trip for my job.  Me, along with three other colleagues got to make it into a road trip of sorts down to central coast California.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Little Fierce Experience: Galentine's Day 2015

Little Fierce Experience: Galentine's Day!

I wanted to throw a party that celebrated the unique sisterhood and bond of women so I invited several of favorite ladies over for a Galentine's Day party.