It was Sunday, 3:45 am. I woke up to lower back pain. I then proceeded to the bathroom, but little did I know that labor had just begun. It didn’t take long for the nausea to set in, it was followed by regurgitating the wonderful dinner I had enjoyed with with my husband and mother-in-law. What a shame! But before I continue I will walk you through the previous 12 hours as I feel they tell a much broader picture of my ordeal. Read more
Now that my baby has arrived, I wanted to share with you what I brought to the hospital with me. Not everything is essential, but the items below will cover all of your bases to be prepared for a natural birth. This reduces stress and makes the whole experience more comfortable.
Group B Strep (GBS), or Group B Streptococcus is a bacteria that lives in 25% of healthy women in the vagina or rectum. It is rare to occur (1 in 2000 babies in the US), but it is possible for a woman to pass this on to her baby during birth. Of women who test positive for GBS, 1 out of 200 of these babies who aren’t treated with antibiotics will get GBS. Read more