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My Birth Story

On November 11, 2014 I checked into the hospital to get induced, I was 41 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I checked in at 7:45pm and after filling out paperwork and answering 100 questions, the induction began. 941 more words

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Aren't Doulas Just for Natural Birth?

Every doula I know smacks her palm to her forehead whenever she hears or reads some version of the headline above.

But guess what?  We hear it a lot… so our foreheads are pretty sore. 844 more words

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Eva (Eh-va) Viola's Birth Story-March 7, 2014 A History Post

I’m not exactly sure why it has taken me so long to write my sweet Eva’s, pronounced Eh-va, birth story. Oh! Wait! I know, I’m a mom of two now…no time…Ha! 2,102 more words

To Induce or Not to Induce?

That is the biggest question I have right now!

I just had my 35 week Dr appointment the other day and I got my Strep B test done (that was a surprise o_o) and then my Dr asked J and I if we wanted to induce at 39 weeks! 262 more words

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Labor. Birth. A Big, Bloody Mess Part 1

My 40th week crept up on me. Too fast. I was starting to worry a little.

Oh my God he could be here soon. Should I have gone to parenting classes? 1,412 more words

Does An Induction Really Increase Your Chances of a C-Section?

Natural birth advocates claim inductions lead to an inexorable cascade of interventions that culminates all too often in an unnecessary c-section. In her bestselling book… 1,302 more words

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Best Laid (Birth) Plans: Labor & Delivery

Our sweet bundle of joy arrived almost 7 weeks ago already… where has the time gone?!? I think it’s taken me this long to write this post because the realness of the day had to fade a little bit. 719 more words

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