Meeting a Midwife Mentor

Today I joined some friends (Melissa & Erin from her workplace, Sarah H. & her friend Karen, Sahar & Hubby) and a couple hundred other excited women (and a few men) at the Victoria College at UofT to hear a great talk by our mentor Ina May Gaskin!

Ina May is the pioneer of modern midwifery in north america and an inspiration to all who come to know her.

She has written several books that document positive birth stories and the awes and wonders of the female body and our abilities to have happy healthy babies NATURALLY.

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Milestone Note – Oh my disappearing belly button!!



I consider myself to have a deep belly button… about 1.5 inches deep.

I’m aware that most women’s belly button’s “pop” during pregnancy… but not all… I was in denial up until now thinking since mine is so deep it surely wouldn’t!!

But I’m starting to notice the once cavernous depth turning into a shallow hollow… and with 3months or so left to grow…


When or will it pop I ponder!!??


I have also notice I have a skin tag down in the depths of my belly button… didn’t know that before… I guess it’s right when they say you learn so much about your body and what it’s capable of when you’re pregnant!!


I still love all the changes and feel great — so here’s to disappearing belly buttons and appearing stretch marks — somethings are just inevitable!


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