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Unintended Consequences Part 2

A few days ago I posted about the dangers of ” laboring down”. That practice is often done when women have epidurals in the hospital and the cervix is completely dilated. 599 more words

Gentle Birth

Step One: Pregnant!

My husband and I always knew that baby #3 would be a planned home birth. Well, by always I mean when we finally decided that we wanted a 3rd kid. 323 more words


Finally---Baby #10's Birth Story!

Life is a whirlwind these days adjusting to baby #10’s arrival. My days fly by. I nurse the baby, feed the other kids and keep them from fighting, do a load of laundry, and then repeat it all. 1,819 more words


How Midwives Learn: Origins of the Home Birth Controversy

How Midwives Learn: Origins of the Home Birth Controversy

Event Flyer

Recent media coverage of the increasing popularity of out-of-hospital births in the U.S. has generated a widespread debate about the politics and place of birth. 423 more words

Brownbag & Webinar Series

Home Birth & Postpartum Supplies


There are already tons of blog posts and Pinterest links out there with lists of things you “need” to have a baby. Everytime I see these lists, I laugh. 757 more words


Unassisted Homebirth of Oriana D'Andrea

I fell in love with an asshole and had 2 babies with him. He chose to financially abuse me(I was completely dependant on him financially.), and stop paying child support without any kind of conversation prior to this bomb drop, so when I was 6 months pregnant with our youngest child, I moved away from the co-op I was living in in Chicago, and moved in with my grandma temporarily. 1,093 more words

Labor Story

Things I loved about my Hypnobirth

In light of The Guardian’s article today on the rise in popularity of hypnobirthing, I thought I’d share exactly why I loved having a hypnobirth… 543 more words