Sweet Things 4 Life
Sharing our journey toward a more natural, simple, healthful lifestyle.
I’m sure everyone thought I was crazy when I first started talking about having my placenta encapsulated. Although it’s incredibly common in the animal kingdom, as well as other cultures, to ingest the placenta after giving birth, it’s incredibly uncommon in our culture.
In my recent birth story post I mentioned I experienced prodromal labor leading up to my actual labor and delivery. I felt crazy! The last four weeks before I delivered were mental torture! I didn't have a name for what I was experiencing at first, but with a little research I learned that I wasn't going crazy, other women have experienced this as well. Hopefully my experience will help others from feeling the disappointment and mental anguish I felt not knowing what I was going through.
As promised, I’ve documented my labor and delivery in blog form. There will be a second part about the four weeks before I delivered where I experienced prodromal labor and why you shouldn’t feel crazy if this happens to you! I apologize in advance for the long post, but a woman’s birth story is incredibly important to her and wanting to share it with others.
Last night as I visited my parents, my mom said, "I feel bad for you" as my daughter cried and cried and cried. She had just eaten, had a clean diaper, was a comfortable temperature and was being held, but she continued to cry. It's an interesting feeling when people feel bad for you because of your baby. It's already impossible not to feel guilt because you can't comfort your own baby, especially as a new mom. And it especially doesn't help when there are so many experts and natural parenting gurus out there saying "just do these things and you'll have a perfectly happy baby."
Katie & Mike
We want to share our journey toward living a simpler, more natural and healthy lifestyle with you. As we navigate through an increasingly complex and tech-driven life, we'll share our goals, triumphs and struggles as we attempt to return to a simpler way of living.