One of Count the Kicks’ earliest supporters is Tamela Hatcher (Hatcher is on the left side of this photo), a retired manager of Childbirth Education and Doula Services for one of the largest delivering hospitals in the state of Iowa. For as long as she can remember, Tamela has been passionate about birth.
I was so nervous during my first pregnancy. But I wasn’t as nervous about pregnancy or delivery as I was about what it was going to be like when my child was born. I wanted to feel certain I would know how to parent – how to be a good mother.
September 11, 2001 will always be an emotional day for much of our country. It was devastating and awful and unreal. For my husband and me it has an additional horrible memory of losing our first child to stillbirth.
It was my first pregnancy and we were all super excited.