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Anticipation, Surprise, Swift, Emotional, Beautiful, Blessed: The Birth of Miles Hartley

One of our summer birthing mamas has written her birth story and has graciously shared it with us and the world.  Her beautiful story involves lots of preparation and support, grappling with the unknowable nature of childbirth, a gentle and ample pre-labor, a swift active labor and pushing stage, a sibling at birth and a bit of an unexpected urgency at the end. 2,307 more words

Birth Stories And Photos

A Homebirth with Heart, Part 2: Welcoming our Daughter

By first time mum Alex, who I met years ago climbing up some big rocks.

I went into labour 3 days past my due date. I woke up around 1 am with some cramping and back pain. 1,109 more words


Carlie's Birth Story

July 2015

When I got asked to share my birth story I was excited to recap my experience, I was very relaxed through my pregnancy and was happy to wait the 9 months. 475 more words


A Homebirth with Heart, Part 1: Planning and preparing

By first time mum Alex, who I met years ago climbing up some big rocks.

As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted a home birth. 794 more words


Our Story

If I look like a hot mess in this photo it is because I was. It was a challenging road for me and Miss Selah, but we made it. 1,798 more words

My First Catch - A New Midwife Story

from a very special midwife called Avery, who I met in a jungle in Vanuatu.

One sunny fall afternoon I was sitting at a meeting with the other midwives in my practice. 402 more words


Vaginal breech birth after 2 caesareans

Thank you very much to Chelsey Baxter for allowing me to share her story.

After having 2 very horrific and traumatic cesarean births prematurely and due to breech presentation after becoming pregnant with my 3rd I decided I would fight harder for the birth that I knew was best and that my voice would not be silenced. 826 more words