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Jessica's Birth Story

It all began about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday January 28, 2013. I started having contractions and sent a text to Michael to tell him about it. 3,382 more words

Natural Birth

Ten Things This Adoptive Parent Wants Her Kids to Know

“Why did my mom give me up?” That is the question all adoptive parents fear. But here it was coming out of my nearly thirteen year old daughter’s mouth. 3,199 more words


6 Death-Bed Regrets

Last night, somewhere in the space between asleep and awake (but trending towards asleep), I had A Moment. It was a little like reliving the minutes before my C-section, when the anesthesiologist and nurse had a little bit of a freakout about how much my blood pressure was dropping after the epidural. 606 more words


Jayne's Story

My birth story could be a long one, beginning with my waters breaking a day after my due date while resting at home in the morning. 1,641 more words

Birth Trauma

Taxis, Toilets and Dog Blankets

On NICU you sometimes hear things that make you go “Wait…WHAT?”

Two in particular stick in my mind -

The first was preemie baby where the baby’s head delivered in the taxi on the way to the hospital. 156 more words


911 Dispatchers Honored for Helping 2 Dads Deliver Babies That Just Couldn't Wait

Two 911 dispatchers were honored Thursday by the Orange County Fire Authority at a ceremony that gave the parents of two newborns an opportunity to express their gratitude in person. 29 more words

Local News

Birth Story: Meeting Finnlee

The birth of Finnlee Joan told by mama Nicole

Since she was 41weeks, I had been getting a little worried that she would never come out, so I requested to work a evening shift of Thursday so I would be on my feet. 731 more words

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