Tag: birth story

  • Oh, just another childbirth.

    Oh, just another childbirth.

    Here’s what I felt more than anything after the birth of my fourth nearly two months ago: so, so grateful. I’ve felt very lucky to have had mostly positive experiences in pregnancy and childbirth, even if at times there has also been frustration, stress, and fear. My heart goes out to women and their partners […]

  • Meditation, procrastination, a hot cup of coffee: the birth of my third child

    Meditation, procrastination, a hot cup of coffee: the birth of my third child

    <The background on why we went to hospital instead of another home birth> For me, the key to labor, much like – spoiler alert – the key to early parenting, is to take each minute at a time. That is probably my number one piece of unsolicited advice to all procreational people. So I had […]

  • My home birth story: Israel, Tzur Hadassah, apartment, bedroom.

    My home birth story: Israel, Tzur Hadassah, apartment, bedroom.

    In the months leading up to labor and childbirth, I think we all spend significant time organizing our expectations, fears and hopes. For this birth, my expectation was it would be at least slightly easier than last time, my fear was that it could become complicated due to complications from last time, and my hope […]

  • The Hadassah birthing experience.

    In the end, we went to Hadassah Ein Kerem for the birth. It was an issue of confidence and although I think I still would have preferred a homebirth, I can say with 20/20 retrospective vision that I’m comfortable with our experience – it was positive, it was successful and… it was lucky, as these […]

  • This is how we do it.

    The following are a few excerpts from an email I wrote to my birthing class instructor explaining how the birth went in my view. ┬áBy the way, I highly recommend the class I took (or taking a class at all – it’s not all superficial breathing, but more about awareness). I also recommend having a […]