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What to Pack (In Your Brain) for Labor

If you are first time mom, chances are you have at least one blog post saved to Pinterest titled something along the lines of, “What to Pack for the Hospital.” Packing the hospital bag (or preparing the home birth supplies) is an exciting step! 939 more words

Doula

Hospitals to Home Births: Where Should I Have My Baby?

There was a time when most women had their babies at home with their families, a midwife, or their friends. Then in the last half of the 20th century, it became almost unthinkable that a woman should give birth anywhere besides a hospital. 865 more words

Doula

A Natural Birth - My Why

When you set out to do something hard, you need to determine your “why”. You must have your own reason that will serve as your North Star, your guiding force when things get tough. 2,028 more words

Anna's Birth Story

I am going to do my best to not sound bitter through out this post. And the LAST thing I want is to scare any mommies to be. 3,229 more words

First Time Mom

Our Birth Story

I know “birth stories” are a dime a dozen, but here’s another one. Why? Because I worked extra hard for this one, you better believe it. 817 more words

New Mom

Epidural

When I gave birth my plan was to not get an epidural, no matter what. I read so much about how it can slow labor. Also, I just wanted to do it without. 341 more words

Baby

Breaking the stigma...

So I’ve heard it. You’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it. CS is not easy.

It’s not my first choice. I want to have a normal delivery. 1,197 more words

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