I've spent 60 out of the past 64 months breastfeeding. That's 5 years of my life. It hasn't been an easy journey... but it has by far been one of the most rewarding. One full of pain, discoveries, triumphs and goodbyes... a journey that I am forever grateful for, and looking forward to continuing. So, in honor of hitting the 5 year mark… I thought I’d share a little the behind-the-scenes of what it looks like to nurse two tongue/lip-tied boys through toddlerhood, and how it has forever altered how I look at the breastfeeding relationship.
Birth is its own kind of primal poetry.
It waxes and wanes to a rhythm all its own, each story as unique as the baby it is bringing. Which is why this rainbow baby's poetic birth story, written by his mama Tory Keeter, gets you right in the feels. It carries with it the simplicity and yet rush of a journey that is full of delicate complexities and yet so incredible basic that hundreds of thousands of women around the world do it every single day. Let this mama take you along for the ride... It's a beautiful one.
Who you choose as your care provider during your pregnancy is one of the single most important decisions you will make as you seek to have a positive birth experience. Check out our ultimate list of questions to ask your prospective OB-GYN or Midwife below.
Use it as a guide, and then formulate your own questions based on what your goals and priorities are! When you hire a doctor/midwife, they become part of your healthcare TEAM... which means you deserve to have a voice in the conversation, mama! Speak up for your desires, and don't be afraid to ask the tough questions! (It's good mama bear practice for advocating your kiddos later in life!)