Seriously dude, Mondays make me feel like that too. If you have a serious case of the Mondays, I highly recommend you check out the rest of this photo shoot…..

Introducing Therese, our resident midwifery advisor (and Ariel's mom)

Yes, nepotism is alive and well here on Offbeat Mama! I'm not sure how many of you know this, but my mom Therese is a retired midwife, midwifery advocate, and educator.

Offbeat Mama supports each family choosing a birth plan that's right for them, but it seems like we would be remiss if we didn't take advantage of the fact that my mom's got a massive wealth of knowledge about midwifery … and so I've asked her to write a column for us called Ask the Midwife.


Yes, it IS possible to not know you were pregnant

The woman started the ultrasound and said, “Yeah, there is a heart beat.” My doctor in the ER asked how far along I was, and that's when it all started to sink in. The ultrasound tech said 38 to 39 weeks. I kind of understood what they were saying, and I soon realized I was going to need to tell my parents they were going to be grandparents that very day.