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I can only speak for my own experience, and 2 things helped me survive: 1) perspective, 2) sleep. Without getting enough sleep, I became the tantrum toddler. To achieve perspective, I needed to step away from mama-role for at least 30 minutes each day (though 1-2 hours is ideal). I would take an early morning walk while everyone else slept, hire a sitter for a brief date night, grab a book like "Operating Instructions" (Anne LaMott) and read even just 3 pages during the...
    My midwife Shelagh and Kathy, her assistant. They're weighing baby Kailen the old fashioned way! Shelagh is the only home-birth midwife in Del Norte County, California. My most potent memory is one evening during my 5th month. I was struck with sinusitis, my partner was out of town, and I needed to manage our hostel and care for our 4-year-old son. The pain was so unbearable that my facial muscles were locked in a grimace and I was crying uncontrollably. My...
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