I've been feeling decidedly better mentally and emotionally as we head into the "fourth quarter" in football speak. We attended a great series of childbirth classes by Get Babied and while labor and childbirth still seems awfully terrifying, it's also reassuring to know that the many physical changes in pregnancy and the process of childbirth all actually serve a purpose. It's fascinating to think about the linea nigra (line down your belly) as an evolutionary guide to helping your baby find its way to its food source. Or how contractions during labor help squeeze the fluid out of the baby's lungs to prepare it for its first breath of oxygen.
Something else that has given us a huge sense of relief is deciding on having a doula with us at home and at the hospital for the process. It will be reassuring to have someone there to well, reassure us and walk us through this unknown time. If you're local, I highly suggest checking out the classes, services and philosophy of Get Babied!
Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Necklace: Dream Collective