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You are born, early morning at 6:15 am, on a Friday 31 May 2013, in the wake of an extreme hail storm. Outside of the hospital windows it appears as though white cake flour has been gently sift sprinkled on the streets. 455 more words

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Community Birth Story: Aryadne Clover

Aryadne’s Accidentally Unassisted Home Birth

I must start by saying that Ian and I dreamed of a natural, home birth. I was terrified of the prospect that it could possibly be unassisted, meaning no midwife or doctor present. 1,978 more words

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Robinson's Birth Story

Our first baby, Robinson Paul Bruss was born March 31, 2014 at 2:23 am, 7 lbs. 2.25 ounces, and 20.5 inches long!!!

As a doula, I really must share his birth story… 1,484 more words

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Welcome, Baby Girl!

I cannot believe how quickly time goes when you are sleep deprived and caring for a baby. Our little girl is now over three months old! 1,085 more words

Community Birth Story: Aubrey's Stillbirthday

// I invited Aubrey’s family, who has chosen to remain anonymous, to share their beautifully written story both to honor their strength, bravery and love and to celebrate Aubrey’s life. 1,615 more words

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As I was preparing for the birth of my second daughter, I researched several childbirth classes and methods. I found I was particularly drawn to Hynobirthing as a way to be in control of my birth and focus on the good work my body was doing. 456 more words

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First time mum has planned C-section due to placenta previa

Luckily for me, I live in Cork so had no problem accessing the home birth scheme. I had always known I would want a home birth, having little faith in hospital based care and fully trusting in the birthing process. 2,425 more words

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