The internet is once again in having a fit over another breastfeeding image.
Terry Richardson posted a photo of his girlfriend, Alexandra Bolotow, breastfeeding their twin sons as a tribute to the new mom on Mother’s Day.
The photo was a very raw shot, capturing the very relatable moments of the newborn stage. The image featured Bolotow nude and tandem breastfeeding her twins in bed. Any new mom can tell you this is a very normal depiction of breastfeeding and … Keep Reading!!!
Before getting to the birth you need to understand why and how we ended up with an Unassisted Birth. It was a journey.
I learned early on that I was having di/di twins. This means each baby has their own sac and their own placenta. I was not excited. I spent very little of my pregnancy actually excited. Immediately, the midwives threw a whole list of twin risks at me, and told me I was … Keep Reading!!!
At my 35 week appointment my doctor and I started discussing my options since Baby A was breech and B was head down. In this instance, he recommended c-section if one of them did not flip. The reason is that twin A’s chin could lock onto twin B’s chin during delivery and get stuck. Now I should note that the way they determine who is Baby A is based solely on who is closer to the cervix. An external version … Keep Reading!!!
Twins account for 90% of multiple births but there is still so much misinformation among the public about twin pregnancies. People often think there are only two typical types of twins: Identical and Fraternal. There are actually 7 twin types but 3 common, and only 2 allow you to know if they are identical or fraternal prior to birth.
Mo/Mo twins share a sac and a placenta. These twins are always identical. Mo/Mo occurs when the egg splits … Keep Reading!!!
Attachment Parenting is something that came naturally for us. Not that we don’t struggle just like everyone, but it fit our family best. We didn’t even realize there was a name for it or such a following of it in the beginning. Although, online mommy groups certainly made me aware very quickly that this was the box we fit into and this was the label we must use! One of the big concerns we had when we found out we … Keep Reading!!!
Attempting to Prepare for Twins
I’ll admit it, I found it very hard to be excited about my twins while I was pregnant. I had moments but most of the time it was sheer terror about what was coming our way. Previously, I wrote about some of these struggles; It’s Okay to Not Be Excited About an Unplanned Pregnancy. As my July 20th EDD approached this fear only intensified and I was 50/50 wanting them out because the pregnancy … Keep Reading!!!
The Rademachers were expecting twin girls, but none of their friends knew until they came to visit the happy family in the hospital. They capture the reveal on video and it is pretty fun to watch all the reactions from their loved ones.… Keep Reading!!!
Most people make comments to moms and dads-to-be with the intention of being supportive and helpful and that intent is greatly appreciated. Even with good intentions some comments just throw you when they are made. These are just a few of the ones said to me that stood out and responses I really wanted to give, but instead I politely nodded.
1. “You won’t be able to babywear because they will be premies and it’s dangerous to wear babies with … Keep Reading!!!
When we had our second child we left the possibility of a third open but were not set on it so when the pregnancy test came up positive it was a huge shock. Then the overwhelming nausea and all day morning sickness kicked in. I had never had any type of illness with my first two so it made me very worried that something was wrong. I had convinced myself of all sorts of outcomes from ectopic to empty sac … Keep Reading!!!
If you’ve ever been served a late breakfast at a friends house with twins, now you know why it took them so long.
Monoamniotic twins (“mono mono” twins) are identical twin babies who share the same amniotic sac inside of the uterus. The chance of having a pair of mono mono twins is quite low, at a rate of around 1 in every 10,000 pregnancies.
That is why Ohio Akron General Medical Center made the news on May 10 of this year when Sarah Thistlethwaite gave birth to mono mono twins. The twin sisters even came out holding hands!
Here is where the … Keep Reading!!!
Irina Vasylkova, 25, boarded a Polar Airlines flight between Yakutsk and Zyryanka. Unexpectedly, she began to experience labor pains shortly after takeoff. The flight attendants moved her to a seat with more legroom and alerted the pilot of the situation, who then tried to speed up the flight.
It was soon very obvious that Vasylkova’s twins had no intention of being delivered in a hospital. Her labor progressed quickly, and just like a movie, the flight attended began to ask … Keep Reading!!!