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Real Life Stories: Single Moms

“I love being a mom. I feel like life is now complete.” Melisande Green, Los Angeles

At age 37, I found out I was expecting and I was thrilled. I had been separated previously from my husband; but at the time, we were back together. Once I knew I was pregnant, I began to feel as if I needed to watch out for my life in a bigger way. The same problems with my husband kept surfacing, so I filed for divorce when I was six weeks pregnant.

My Final Blog

This is my last Baby on Board blog. It’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed since I started writing it.  I’m no longer pregnant (phew) and it’s time to pass the torch to a new newly pregnant woman.

Just Push Play: Kreayshawn's Labor Playlist

From marathons to job interviews, you've used music to get pumped up before important events your whole life. Labor is no different.

“Music is super important—especially when you’re in a lot of pain,” says rapper Kreayshawn, mom of 6-month-old Desmond. “In the delivery room, music helped me keep my mind off of what was happening.” She shares the tunes that got her through labor day.

YouTube Birth Videos

You know your delivery probably won’t go down like it did in Knocked Up or on ER (let’s hope), but what labor and childbirth look like has remained mostly a mystery to modern women—until now.

Jack's Birth Story, Part II

(Contined from Part I...)

Jack's Birth Story, Part I

Labor begins
 
Finally, three weeks later, here it is: our labor and delivery story (broken up into two parts since it’s a bit long, and I know as a reader that I’d want to hear all the details):
 

Home Sweet Home Birth

Last week, my niece was born. She was born at home, in a birthing tub, surrounded by midwives, doulas and family. When we heard she was here we were quiet more than jubilant. Somehow, knowing our niece had been born, and knowing--as we now know--what childbirth and childrearing entail, we weren’t in cigar-smoking, champagne-popping mode. Happy, yes. Delighted to have a new niece, relieved and happy and proud to know the home birth had gone well. And….pensive.

Introducing Jack Rousmaniere!

Our baby boy is here!
 
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