Birth Stories & Pictures

From Traumatic Cesarean to Postpartum Depression {Trigger Warning}

October 27, 2017

“I went to the ER thinking I was having a heart attack to later find out it was a post-partum anxiety attack. I seen my OB the next day. Whom I must add has taken excellent care of me during all of this. It took me a few weeks to get back to ‘normal’ and I’m still not certain I’m there yet but postpartum depression is REAL.”

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PROM, Castor Oil, Precipitous Labor, & Home Birth

October 21, 2017

“I jumped out of bed when a particularly strong contraction hit and told my mom and husband that I couldn’t sleep anymore, the pain was too intense. I tried to labor on the birth ball, but it wasn’t helping. My mind started freaking out that there was no way I could do this all night, the pain was too intense and we needed to go to the hospital…”

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A Couple Working Together: A Birth Center Birth Story

October 11, 2017

“Between the waves, Brett and I would incredulously remark to each other how crazy this was. We were actually going to be having our baby. It was also during this time that Brett realized he must have stepped in dog poop prior to leaving for the hospital. I was too distracted to notice, but our triage room had been filling with a bad smell…”

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VBAC Despite Thrombocytopenia: The Birth of Elodie

September 12, 2017

“Our pregnancy was pretty routine and easy like my first one but the whole time we questioned whether the thrombocytopenia would come back and what it would mean for my chances of a VBAC. Around my 30th week of pregnancy, we flew the long transatlantic flight back to America and settled into my in-laws’ house with our almost two year old to wait for baby girl’s arrival.”

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The Harshe Podcast – Episode #8: BeardBaby’s Birth & Closed For Business!

September 8, 2017

January and Brandon tell the birth story of baby #6 aka BeardBaby! They reveal how Brandon’s newly grown beard in 2014 magically led to another pregnancy, how January received prenatal care from both midwives and an OB/GYN, and how a newborn baby can temporarily cure the flu!

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The Harshe Podcast – Episode #7: Homeless and Pregnant

September 2, 2017

January Harshe’s birth story of baby #5! She and husband Brandon recount the multiple moves, financial hardships, and sheer stress surrounding The Bull’s pregnancy. Somehow they survived the stress of that time period and moved on, but at the time it didn’t feel like they would. Also, check out the Birth Hour podcast on Tuesday, September 5 to hear january’s first 4 birth stories!

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Beautiful Hospital Birth From a Mother’s Eyes

August 22, 2017

“The day finally arrived to go to our OB appointment and confirm that we are actually pregnant! Seeing that tiny little bean on the ultrasound broke me in the most beautiful way possible. I was carrying a tiny human!”

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The Best Father’s Day Gift We Could Have Asked For!

August 15, 2017

To tell you about the birth of my second child, I have to tell you about the birth of my first child. With my first pregnancy I had Gestational Diabetes, and Gestational Hypertension and due to mounting concerns from my midwives from my rising blood pressure and heart rate, I was induced at 39 weeks. […]

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Selah’s Birth Story

December 20, 2016

Autumn shares with us the birth story of her fifth child. “Honey, we are pregnant!” And just like that, baby number five was on the way. Actually, it had taken over a year of trying after number four, but once that test showed positive, I was ecstatic. I’m sort of a pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding […]

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