Time to welcome babe. Everything faded away and I knew I had to listen to my body. I was semi-reclined, Dale on my right side holding my hand and Tilly helping direct breathing and pushing. Oh it was so intense! Tilly said “I know it feels as if you’re going to tear in half, but that’s normal so keep going!”
Along the way, at about 14 weeks I was picking up the boys in a rainstorm, as you do for school pick up. I was waiting with other parents, holding my umbrella when all of the sudden I felt a huge shock on my hands as the umbrella flew out of my hands.
I had just been struck by lightening at 14 weeks pregnant. I was terrified to move.
According to a Scientific American study, “New mothers showed evidence of neural remodeling up to two years after giving birth.”
You may know it as 'Baby Brain' and there is proof out there that it's a real thing. Often it’s said that we’re more forgetful and scattered and can’t remember where we put our keys. My husband still jokes that my brain has never returned to its normal I-can-remember-everything-you’ve-ever-said-or-done state and that it never will. Frankly it doesn’t really bother me….anymore.
Clients are always asking for referrals and resources within their communities! Click on the link to take your right to the website, easy peasy. This list will continue to grow as I meet all you lovely people working with the pregnant world before, during and after pregnancy!