One of my worst fears came true back in July of this year – I had a miscarriage. I was nearly 11 weeks pregnant. One morning, I woke up and I saw a little brown blood after going to the bathroom. I thought that this was a good sign, since it usually means old blood. I gave the birth center a call to be certain. 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