- Catherine is a mother of ten children; she married her husband, Robb, in 1974; in addition to a lot of years of parenting, they have operated a family medical practice for thirty years. This blog is a place she shares her thoughts and answers questions -- especially from other moms, but from anyone! -- about pregnancy and child-rearing, marriage, sickness and health, and lots of other things.
Tag Archives: pain
Breathing, contractions, transition, and snacking during labour
Questions on breathing, contractions, transition, and snacking during labour from a mom very-soon-to-be: Hello Catherine, I am 38 weeks pregnant with my first baby and I have some questions for you about labour. What kinds of breathing techniques helped you … Continue reading
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What does pushing feel like? Like pooping? (and other pooping questions)
Another great series of questions from Suzie: What does “pushing” feel like? Like pooping? Will I poop on my baby? Is going to the bathroom extremely painful after delivery (when can I poop after delivery)? None of the books answer … Continue reading
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