5 Twin Birth Stories – Variations of Normal

by Birth Without Fear on July 7, 2017

A Birth Story of Twins {IVF}

The first week was hospital bed rest and I begged to go home. Around then is when my husband was able to feel the boys kick, so it was then more early tracking to be told that the hospital doubted I would be carrying them past 22 weeks. Well, they sent me home on strict bed rest and had to make appointments with my MFM to see him once a week. We lived 45-50 minutes from the MFM and the hospital we were planning on delivering at.

Twins Born at 27 Weeks {A Mother’s Story of the NICU and Coping}

I had a doctor appointment that morning. I was so excited because it was an ultrasound appointment and I was going to get to see my little boogers. I met with the doctor after the appointment and he kept me a little longer because he was afraid that I had twin to twin transfusion. They tried to hook me up to heart rate monitors but said I wasn’t far enough along for them to work…. So he sent me on my way and made an appointment for the following week.

C-Section for High-Risk Twins

There are many aspects of my pregnancy which I did not share because I was scared to do so. I did not want to fall apart every time someone asked me about it. There were only a few people who knew what we were going through, not even all of our families knew.

Simple Hospital Birth of Twins

Today is officially my due date so I thought… no better time to post my birth story. It’s taken me a while to get into a groove and to be honest, it’s taken me even longer to wrap my brain around all the events that transpired. Alas, here it is…

Traumatic First Birth Followed by an Empowered Surrogacy Birth of Twins

I was scared, I was tired, and I felt like I was drowning. I sobbed and begged to be admitted. I had hardly slept in days and wanted something to take the edge off. They agreed to keep me over night and give me a dose of Stadol. After it wore off, I danced, rocked on all fours in the shower and I vocalized with determination in the dark until sunrise.

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Motherhood Temper Tantrums

July 6, 2017

There are times in motherhood where you will simply lose your shit. I’m completely serious. If you haven’t yet, it is coming. If you have, then you know what I’m talking about. You’re exhausted, pulled in too many directions, and pushed too far. It usually builds up with lack of sleep, always being needed, life […]

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Oxytocin Vibes, Covered in Vernix, & Birthing Next to a Baby Deer

July 5, 2017

In case you missed the Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… Goodnight friends. 😴 “This is love. The most profound, squishy, sleepy love you’ve ever known… and it smells like heaven.” ❤️ @mamasolbirth _ #baby #newborn #birthwithoutfear #oxytocinvibes #postpartum #takebackpostpartum A post shared by Birth Without Fear™ (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun 24, 2017 at 7:33pm […]

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How a Loss Healed Me

July 3, 2017

This begins 12 years ago when I was 20. I was carrying a child I knew I couldn’t raise, so I opted for adoption. Her parents are fantastic people and we were lucky to have them in a position to come witness her birth. We thought H would be a boy, actually, but she surprised […]

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My Story Isn’t the Typical One: Overcoming Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

June 28, 2017

I had a very quick birth. My second baby was almost born on the interstate in the middle of the night. I was on the phone with my OB screaming that her head was almost out. As soon as I got into a room and managed to make a phone call to my birth photographer, […]

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Born En Caul, Twins in NICU, Hugs, & a Happy Baby

June 27, 2017

In case you missed the Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… And one of our favorites from last year by @kerfoxphotos. 💙 “One day he knelt to ask her to marry him, today he kneels to offer her support and strength when she needs it most. I distinctly remember the days of shooting weddings […]

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Overcoming Placenta Previa, NICU, & Hospital Policies to Birth a Beautiful, Healthy Baby Boy

June 26, 2017

I was 16 weeks pregnant when I thought I was miscarrying. It would be my second miscarriage. I was on a business trip in Minneapolis, 750 miles from my home in NE Ohio. Seven hundred fifty miles from my husband and family. As soon as my plane landed, I realized I was bleeding more heavily […]

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Starting Life as a Family of 3 in the Birth Center

June 23, 2017

Thursday September 22nd 2011 I was 38 weeks pregnant with my first baby, had finished my last day at work on the previous Sunday as a midwife and was looking forward to relaxing for the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy. Most things were ready for the baby’s arrival, but I still needed the […]

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PPD, PTSD and Antenatal Depression: Nutrition and Research…What Helps?

June 22, 2017

Postpartum depression, antenatal depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder related to birth are multi-faceted, complicated illnesses that can be caused by a number of different things.  While some experts propose that these things have physical causes, others report psychological factors as the main cause.  And others, like myself (although I would not consider myself an expert), […]

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