Birth Stories & Pictures

Unexpected Home Delivery

December 5, 2016

Maria tells the touching story of her daughter’s birth.  On June 1st at around 7:30 a.m., the day my daughter was born I woke up with cramps and the need to use the bathroom a lot (I thought the spicy chips from the night before had something to do with it since I couldn’t tolerate […]

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The Birth of Robinson Blake Sylvester: Part II

December 2, 2016

Kara shares with us the powerful story of her son’s birth. Read Part I here.  At around 7:15 a.m., I decided it was time to get in the birth tub. I ripped off my skirt and hopped in. The water was so warm. I felt my tense legs relax a bit. I had another contraction, and […]

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The Birth of Robinson Blake Sylvester: Part I

December 2, 2016

Kara shares with us the powerful story of her son’s birth. In October 2015, we found out we were expecting our fourth little miracle. It was a definite surprise to us, coming sooner than we had planned. There was no trying, or medications, or hoping month after month like the last time. It was definitely not […]

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VBAC Birth Story

December 1, 2016

Here’s some background about my first labor/birth that ended in a Caesarean: I planned to deliver at the local birth center. At 41 weeks and 5 days we started induction, with a foley only. I dilated to 8cm before labor stalled. We transferred to the hospital with plans of doing a Pitocin induction, but that […]

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Elena and Tobias Come Home: A Twin Birth Story

November 30, 2016

Jennifer McLennan shares with us the beautiful story of her twins’ birth in 2015.  As I sit down to finally write into words the story of my twins’ birth, I am watching them sleep in their bed from my desk. They are about to turn one. They are strong and healthy and not a day […]

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Caroline’s Birth Story

November 30, 2016

Jesse got home from work at around 5:15 p.m. I was feeling incredibly tired, so I asked if I could go lie down. He agreed to feed and get the girls to bed. I fell asleep at around 6 o’clock. I woke up at 10:30 feeling much better, and joined him in the living room. At about 10:45, I felt […]

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Surviving a Tubal Pregnancy: A Story of Hope

October 11, 2016

Disclaimer: A tubal/ectopic pregnancy carries serious risks. This is one woman’s experience and is a rare outcome. Nothing shared here replaces medical advice or reflects any other woman’s experiences or needs or outcomes. I wanted to be a mother from as far back as I can remember. But I suffered from an eating disorder and […]

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My CBAVBAC – Cesarean Birth after VBAC

March 9, 2016

The birth of my second child was shared on your blog several years ago: Long Labor Ends with Beautiful HBAC. With my home birth I really wanted to inspire other women. I wanted to show them that they are capable of having the birth that they want. This time around, I think it’s important to […]

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Emily’s Birth Story

March 8, 2016

Monday, the 15th of December, 2014 – my husband and I anxiously waited in the waiting room of the hospital for our midwife appointment. At this point, I was eight days late and we were a little anxious to meet our baby we’d waited nine long months for, anxious about the impending labor and delivery […]

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