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5 steps to an awesome induction.

I know what you’re thinking: “aren’t inductions always awful?” “Don’t you hire a doula to avoid an induction?” “aren’t doulas all anti-intervention at all costs?” The answers to these questions are no, yes and not at all. 404 more words

Baby Ready

My Birth Story (37 Weeks)

I wrote this one-handed before leaving the hospital for my birth board but ended up using a short blurb version. Anyway here it is, typo-ridden, not proofread etc but I just wanted to at least get the big details down (though really I wanted to never ever think about it again so it’s brusque). 1,439 more words

Pregnancy

Coming to terms with this pregnancy

I’m towards the end of my 37th week of pregnancy. According to BabyCentre (yes, the UK version), at 37 weeks I’m technically considered full-term. Which means (I guess) that it would be OK for me to give birth. 682 more words

Life

Natural Birth Options

After taking the Bradley Birthing classes we debated many of the “birthing norms” that people do and don’t think about. We weighed the benefits with the risks and decided for or against many different options. 1,100 more words

Natural Birth

Magnolia Quinn Walk

I love birth. Everything about it and every kind. So, naturally, I LOVE reading other women’s birth experiences! I know I’m not the only one obsessed with reading them! 1,341 more words

Flies & Pitocin

Want a piece of advice? Don’t eat tacos from that suspicious-looking guy down the street at 2am; the morning after in the toilet made me feel like a pregnant woman in dire need of Pitocin, but for another orifice. 76 more words

"My heart fell out and was put in this beautiful baby boy"

I love birth. Everything about it and every kind. So, naturally, I LOVE reading other women’s birth experiences! I know I’m not the only one obsessed with reading them! 1,981 more words