Is a THM pregnancy easier? Comparing and contrasting my first trimester on Trim Healthy Mama and 3 non-THM pregnancies. - NatureAmy.com

Pregnancy Updates

  • My Fourth Birth Story: Our Accidental Unassisted Home Birth (Part 2) If you missed my previous post on the details leading up to labor, be sure to read up here.  This is the rest of the story… It was 5 AM and I lay in bed, realizing that I was having consistent contractions that were starting to hurt.  They were not too long, yet, but they were ...
  • Leading up to my Fourth Birth Story… (or Part 1) I know that you’ve been waiting to hear the full story of baby Bethany’s fast entrance into the world, but the story, it turns out, is not so fast.  So, I’m writing it in two parts.  The days leading up to labor starting and then, of course, the birth itself.  So, here goes… I’ve never had ...
  • My THM Pregnancy: 39 week update… Oops… 2 days post-partum! Baby is here and it’s a… GIRL! Little Bethany Carolyn joined our family at 8 am on Wednesday, nine days before her due date.  She was 8 lbs even, 21 inches long, and has captured everyone’s hearts already. I will be sharing her full birth story soon, but for a bit of a preview… She arrived only 3 short ...
  • My Third Birth Story: My En Caul Water Birth An en caul birth is where a baby is born still in its amniotic sac.  The bag of waters does not break and the baby is in a water balloon like clear sac at birth.  This is very rare and is said to occur only in 1 out of 80,000 births.  Legend says that babies ...
  • My THM Pregnancy: 36 Weeks Pregnant – Home Birth Preparation Wow – where did the time go?  Somehow, I’ve made it to the last month of pregnancy!  In only a week, I will be considered full term with this precious fourth baby!  And I can hardly wait to meet him or her!  (The suspense is killing me – boy? girl? ahhhhh!) In the last month, we ...
  • Why We’re Switching to a Home Birth In my last pregnancy update, I hinted at a big change in our birth plan coming up.  As you can see from the title, we’ve decided to switch from a hospital birth to a home birth. I have always wanted a home birth with a midwife.  My mother had four of her five kids at home ...
  • My THM Pregnancy: 32 weeks With the holidays, I have fallen behind on my blogging to spend time with my family. This also means that I’ve fallen behind on my pregnancy updates! It’s been 9 weeks since my last one! As far as my pregnancy goes, these last couple months have been mostly uneventful. My checkups have all gone smoothly, my ...
  • My Second Birth Story – The All-Natural Birth Experience I Wanted When I found out I was pregnant with my second son, I knew that I wanted things to be very different than my first birth experience (you can read that story, where nothing went as planned, here).  I knew without a doubt that I was not going to give birth at our local hospital again. ...
  • THM Pregnancy Update: 23 Weeks I can’t believe it’s already been over 5 weeks since my last pregnancy update!  Time is just racing by this time.  (Check out my other pregnancy updates here). Not too much has changed this time around.  I’m still much more tired this second trimester than normal, but I think the three kids and homeschooling, added to ...
  • THM Pregnancy Update: 18 weeks It’s been about a month since my last pregnancy update.  I was hoping to write an update every other week, but, obviously, that has not happened! Since my last 14 week update, things have been pretty smooth – except for the fact that I tend to forget my limitations (i.e. needing to stop and eat, rest ...
  • THM Pregnancy Update: Hello, Second Trimester I am happy to say that I have officially made it into the second trimester!  The first trimester is always the toughest part of pregnancy for me (even though I am a bit spoiled that I don’t get very sick). The first trimester is tough. Even though you don’t look very pregnant yet – and most ...
  • THM Pregnancy Update: My first trimester I’m over twelve weeks pregnant with what will be our fourth child.  This is not my first time around – it’s actually my fifth since one pregnancy ended in miscarriage, so I pretty much know what to expect.  I’ve had boy pregnancies and at least one girl pregnancy and I know what is typical for ...
  • A big announcement… I alluded to some exciting changes coming our way a couple weeks ago, but now, I will let the cat out of the bag.  I’m pregnant!  Our rainbow baby is expected to join us sometime in late February or early March next year. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I ...

 

Miscarriage

  • My THM Pregnancy: 39 week update… Oops… 2 days post-partum! Baby is here and it’s a… GIRL! Little Bethany Carolyn joined our family at 8 am on Wednesday, nine days before her due date.  She was 8 lbs even, 21 inches long, and has captured everyone’s hearts already. I will be sharing her full birth story soon, but for a bit of a preview… She arrived only 3 short ...
  • A big announcement… I alluded to some exciting changes coming our way a couple weeks ago, but now, I will let the cat out of the bag.  I’m pregnant!  Our rainbow baby is expected to join us sometime in late February or early March next year. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I ...
  • Healing from Miscarriage: Allowing myself time to heal, rest, and recover At the end of February this year, I had my first miscarriage (you can read more about it here).  It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through and something I hoped I never would have to experience. But, although it was physically, mentally, and spiritually hard, it brought me to a place where ...
  • Hope Unfolding: How God met me in the midst of my miscarriage Warning: This is a story of hope, but also of loss.  If you have recently experienced loss, my prayer for you is that my story brings encouragement and light to you. These are hard days, but our Jesus never leaves us in the midst of the pain. I am sharing my story in the hope ...

 

Childbirth Stories