Category Archives: LOOKING FORWARD to being pregnant

Elburn native authors pregnancy book

Elburn native – that’s me! – authors pregnancy book. Read why a woman who was super-cynical about pregnancy – that’s me! – would end up writing about loving the pregnant you. Read the article written by Cheryl Borrowdale for the Elburn Herald here: “Elburn Native Authors Pregnancy Book“ Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

It doesn’t have to go the way you’re assuming – and dreading – it’ll go

It’s well-known that there are physical ailments that are considered “common” during pregnancy. Morning sickness, fatigue, swollen ankles, back pain, and shortness of breath, to name a few. While many pregnant women experience these, I want to share the idea that you don’t have to get these ailments. You don’t need to expect to experience…

Enjoying the journey

About six years ago, when I began contemplating the idea of becoming pregnant, I realized I had some pretty cynical thoughts and feelings about pregnancy. “Pregnancy doesn’t look fun at all,” I thought. “You get big, your ankles swell, your body is out of your control, and you can get special diseases!” I quickly realized…

What’s your perspective?

When I spoke with Leslie, she was a 44 year-old who had fairly recently got divorced. A life approach of Leslie’s was to make the next choice that worked for her. She continually asked herself, “If I could design it any way I wanted, what would I want?” So, when she was no longer in a…

Keeping it light while you’re trying to get pregnant

When Laura was 34 and married for three years, she and her husband decided to go towards conception. Both of them were open to having a child, wanted to have a child, but were not in a place of desperation – oh we have to have a child – instead they were open to what…

What we learn from the baby in the belly

There are reasons that pregnancy is nine months long (or ten months long, depending on how you count). Do you agree? There are things that I needed to learn before my baby came out of the womb. On a basic level, there were shifts occurring in my daily routine – drinking very little alcohol, not…

Is it time to have a baby?

As you begin to look forward to your pregnancy, I encourage you to expect the best.  Do uncomfortable, unwanted things happen during women’s pregnancies?  Certainly.  Yet, if we focus on those uncomfortable and unwanted potential aspects of the experience, that is what we will attract. Expect the best and even when the unexpected or undesirable…