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aurora and jake's birth story

On the morning of Friday 14th November 2014, I woke up feeling uncomfortable but excited. I was 38 weeks and 1 day pregnant with twins and I had been having Braxton Hicks contractions for many weeks. 1,339 more words

Twins

Adelaide Kennedy

You’re journey as a woman sometimes requires physical pain. Pain through childbirth can be intimidating regardless if you are having your first baby or your fifth.   844 more words

An open letter to Kim Kardashian

Dear Kim,

You don’t know me. I am just a mom who lives in a house on a hill, in the corner of Oklahoma City. I wanted to talk to you though, and since you felt comfortable enough to share pictures of yourself barely clothed, with me, I feel that I can speak freely. 631 more words

Motherhood

Baby Rocky. A Homebirth Story.

My sixteenth birth. Six hours. Rocky born in the caul (THAT was magic). Mama, papa and baby the most veteran newbies I’ve witnessed. Your love story has inspired me. 22 more words

Baby

On "checking my privilege..." or: being thankful, and counting my blessings.

When did we start using “Check your privilege!” as an insult, as if to say, “Look at how crappy you are for not seeing how good you have it”? 840 more words

Feminism

How Preterm Labor, Delivery and Loss Changed Our Perception of the Perfect Birth - Part I: Home Birth vs. Hospital Birth

Shortly after learning that I was pregnant with twins I found out that the home birth we had hoped for was no longer an option. Twin pregnancies are considered high risk and midwives in the state of Vermont are not licensed to deliver twins at home. 550 more words

Infant Loss