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My [Unplanned] Birth Story

Disclaimer: If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, maybe you should reconsider reading this. Unless, of course, you want to hear a less-than-perfect birth story to fuel your fear of labor. 788 more words


Birth Story: A Few Reflections

In my birth story there wasn’t space to share the resources that helped us to prepare mentally, physically and spiritually for this marathon!  So I thought I’d share those here. 328 more words

Birth & Babies

I never thought I'd have a C-Section....

My nurse (I’ll call her Angela) was a woman of faith so we talked about God a lot, sharing stories as she assured me everything will be ok. 740 more words


My Natural Birth Story

My EDD was February 16th 2014. I felt that would give me enough time to set up the nursery area and rest before baby gets here. 647 more words

Midwife vs OB, Homebirth vs Birth Center

Midwife or OB?  Homebirth or Birth Center?  For mom’s seeking a natural, intervention free childbirth these choices can be daunting and the considerations that go into the decision making process vary widely based on location and individual circumstances, but they often boil down to a few general categories: Safety and comfort; Cost; and Availability and Logistics. 1,882 more words


#21: Doulas and Don'ts: My Cautionary Tale

Just over a year ago, the love of my life came into this world.

Most of you that know me know that there were complications when my daughter was born. 3,343 more words