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Poppy's Homebirth

2/15/17 the date little Miss Poppy decided it was time to come Earth side!

This surprise girl kept mom and dad on their toes the whole pregnancy making them think perhaps they could be in store for a little boy. 105 more words

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From the Birthing Tub To The Operating Table

This is the tale of how I started labor in a birthing tub and ended on an operating table.

Part 1: We’re Pregnant!

I actually started my pregnancy under the care of an OBGYN.

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What 19 Hours of Natural Labor Felt Like

This is what 19 hours of natural labor felt like for me. When I say natural, I mean drug free. When I say labor, I mean ACTIVE labor – not the mild symptoms before it.

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"Home Birth is for Hippies"

…or is it?!

Take a look at this video by the UBC Midwifery Department.  It’s local information based on current statistics.  It raises a lot of great points and may even help answer the question of home vs. hospital for you.


That moment in labour I thought mindfulness was letting me down...

Do you remember the first time you held your baby?

I remember my first cuddle with my son Ollie, very vividly. That moment, for me, represented the end of my journey through pregnancy, which in some respects did not get off to a good start. 2,246 more words


Violet Rae Cook: A Natural Birth story by a young mum

“In the end, the only thing you truly feel is infinite, incredible love”

I’ve debated with myself all week on whether or not I would write (and post) Violet’s birth story.

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Birthing with Essential Oils

“The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.”

Karen Maezen Miller

Whether birthing at home, a birthing center or the hospital, the fragrance from oils extracted from flowers, trees, fruit and roots can calm and comfort the body-mind in pregnancy and labor. 925 more words