• Labor

    Birth Story: Emergency c-section Part 3

    You can find parts one and two here and here. About 1% of births end in emergency c-section. It's done if the mother or the baby's life or health is in immediate danger and they have to get the baby out in minutes. It's done with a vertical cut so that the baby can be accessed...

  • Labor

    Birth Story: Emergency c-section Part 2

    Original image (in color): Matti Myller/Yle The first part of the Birth Story can be found here. Eerikki and I both started immediately asking about epidural but the midwife said that she doesn't know if there'd be time for that anymore. I was seated in a wheelchair and we were taken to the delivery room. While wheeling me off to the room to the delivery room the midwife was all excited saying things like "wau I can't believe you dilated at such a speed and with no pain medication! I knew you'd be great at this" ...

  • Labor

    Birth Story: Emergency c-section Part 1

    After I'd given birth, I decided I would share my story on the blog. It took me a little while, however, to be ready to do that. I feel that a lot of things went wrong with the birth and so I had to process what had happened before I felt good about writing about it. I've tried to describe everything as precisely as I can. Most of the story is...

  • Bebe,  Labor,  Baby

    Bebe is here!

    As you might have already guessed from the blog not being so active in the last few weeks, noticed from my instagram or just figured that even I can't be pregnant for the rest of my life - our adorable, perfect baby has been born! Nothing about the birth went as I had hoped but all is well with the baby and all was well with the mom too once she got the adorable baby in her arms...

  • Labor

    Birth Letter

    And so the time flies and now there's only a week left until my due date! You can never know how your labor goes and you might change your mind on what you want in the middle of it, but I still think it's great that nowadays it's recommended to write a list of your wishes for the birth so...

  • Labor,  Baby

    What to pack in a hospital bag?

    And so the time flies - the day of the birth is getting closer and it's time to start getting the hospital bag ready! I'm pretty sure there's very little one actually needs to pack, especially if the hospital is close enough that someone can bring you things you need but I felt that preparing a list of things I might need was fun as planning is one of my favorite activities! I've made three lists, one for mom, one for the support person (dad/partner/other)...

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