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Take a Sad Song and Make it Better

by Ginger Stickney

Note: I wrote this when we first found out Jude had Down syndrome which is when I was about 16 weeks pregnant. I have added some new commentary at the end. 1,712 more words

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37 + 3 weeks - The twins birth story!

The twins have arrived! On Sunday, October 12th I woke up to incredibly intense contractions. Two days prior I had learned that I was 3cm dilated and 80% effaced so we all knew that they could arrive at any time. 739 more words


Lyla's Birth Story.

Lyla’s Story.

September 23rd I woke up feeling bad. Chris went ahead to work and as I watched him pull out of the driveway I started bawling. 1,272 more words


Being a midwife to a friend and her birth story

I have been a midwife to friends a few times. It is both really lovely and shit scary to look after a friend.

An amazing privilege to share in such an incredible, life changing and intimate event.   1,819 more words


Birth, From the Father’s Perspective

What if fathers told birth stories? What does birth look like from a father’s perspective? What words and metaphors would fathers use to describe the experience, or would they say process or ordeal or miracle? 185 more words


1 More Sleep!! ;)

We are on the brink of welcoming a new addition to our awesome foursome. I don’t know what’s in store for us.

As excited as I am about a new addition, pregnancy triggered all my feelings of anxiety and depression that I had felt when I birthed Anees. 395 more words


two births in one night

Recently I had the immense honor of being at two births in the area.  Two moms with due dates over 2 weeks apart, both went into active labor on the same day.   180 more words