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When a Birth Goes Wrong

A couple of days ago, I read a sad article written by a mother whose homebirth hadn’t gone the way she’d hoped it would. She’d prepared wonderfully for the experience, was informed, positive, and had even hired a photographer to take photos of the birth. 848 more words

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Giving Birth: Part 2

Sorry for the absence..having a baby is hard work! My last post my LO was 5 weeks old, now she’s 5 MONTHS old, what?! Alright, let’s FINALLY do this! 1,214 more words

Being a mom on social media: The struggle is real.

The other day I asked my best friend, a mother of 2, a question I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. “I wonder what it was like to be a parent before social media?” We have no idea, and we both concluded we were a little sad that we’ll never know. 456 more words


Birth of Baby M | Alta Bates Birth Photographer

“If a woman doesn’t look like a goddess during labor, then someone isn’t treating her right.” – Ina May Gaskin

I met H over coffee a few days after we moved back to the Bay Area.

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A Beautiful Saturday Birth

Here are two adorable photos of the birth I attended this past Saturday. Everyone fell in love with this cutie pie as soon as she was born. 20 more words

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6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Doula If You Want an Epidural


“There is a popular misconception that a doula, someone who provides professional labor support, is only useful for women who are planning an unmedicated or natural childbirth. 24 more words


a rant on the unwanted.

If I’ve learned anything while being pregnant, it’s that everyone has an opinion, and everyone comes out of the wood work to give it to you – wanted or not. 540 more words