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In Case You Care...

Here are my own birth stories!  I don’t know, I like birth stories.  Feel free to skip, or to leave your own stories in the comments! 341 more words

What is a "Good Birth"?

My husband and I often talk about how much we plan to shelter our children.  We both know families whose kids have been completely sucked into the worst of pop culture; but we seem to know even more families whose attempts at sheltering their kids backfired badly.  814 more words

Baby beat the perfectionist out of me....

(Warning – this post is long and contains a lot of exclamations)

Growing up in a competitive household with lots of siblings pushes you to be the best in everything you do – academics, sports, etc. 1,314 more words


Spinal versus Epidural: What's the difference?

An epidural is the most widely used pain control method for laboring women, but did you know that the epidural has a cousin?? The spinal! 103 more words

{ Your Bump }

Either/Or? How About Yes/And?

During introductions on the first night of class, Janet* sat up, told us her name, and added: “I’m planning on getting the epidural – and you can’t talk me out of it!” She pointed straight at me when she said this and I threw up my hands in mock defense replying, “I’m not going to try and talk you into or out of anything! 1,573 more words

Birth Story


My name is Amanda and I am a working mom of 2 boys. I’m sharing my story of birth and motherhood for anyone who is interested. 14 more words


Our birth plan.

This is the birth plan that was given to my midwife and hospital staff. With my midwife’s assistance we were able to achieve all of our goals. 396 more words