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the deaths we don't hear about

I’ve tried very hard to track home birth deaths (mostly via the internet and news papers), and it is a very difficult task. I know that many women who lost their babies to home birth do not believe the deaths were preventable, and don’t wish to sully the reputation of home birth by sharing their stories in public. 743 more words

Direct Entry Midwives

No, really - You DO NOT Need a Doula

When I first started out as a doula it was a big unknown world to me. All I knew was what I had read in books and I’d yet to apply anything to real life. 657 more words

Write For Me Wednesday - 4 Surprises from my Son’s Otherwise Standard Birth (Jocelyn's guest post)

This week, I have another wonderful guest poster who agreed to share her birth story with all of you.  Jocelyn is the witty, talented and incredibly funny blogger behind… 679 more words

Guest Post

Clark's Birth Story

No better way to kick off new birth stories than to share one from a mom who’s already shared a previous birth story! Heather is a dear friend and recently had her second baby last spring. 2,024 more words


Having baby in Oil Town

Pregnancy is not an illness, but a natural process, for the majority of women.

So why do they sit for three, up to eight hours in OB/GYN (obstretician/gynocologist – specialist in high-risk/complicated pregnancy and women’s health) clinics in Fort McMurray, waiting for a regular prenatal appointment? 1,314 more words


Calling all BIRTH stories!!

It has been FOREVER since I posted a few birth stories and we need to change that. I will post ANY kind of birth story. Home, hospital, c-section, loss…every birth story matters. 55 more words


A Tale of Three Pregnancies. Part One: 1968

In honor of my sister’s birthday, today I am sharing the story of her birth. This is the first of three birth stories I will be sharing over the next few weeks. 1,651 more words

Birth Stories