Birth Stories & Pictures

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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A Home Birth Story

December 19, 2016

Robin shares the story of her daughter’s birth at home. Baby H’s birth story really starts with the birth of her older brother two years earlier. I had a very fast labor with him; and by the time I realized I was actually in labor, I barely made it to the hospital before he arrived. […]

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Hypnobirthing: A Drug-Free Birth Story

December 19, 2016

Eva tells us about the drug-free birth of her first child. At the advice of some friends, I prepared for my first baby by I taking Hypnobirthing classes and listening to the Rainbow Relaxation track daily. I did yoga weekly, had an affirmations wall, drank raspberry leaf tea in the third trimester, and ate dates. […]

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A Long-Awaited Natural Birth: My VBA2C

December 16, 2016

Michaela shares with us the story of her son’s birth.  My husband and I had our first child in 2006, when we were 18 and 17 years old respectively. I had a healthy pregnancy with no complications, but my doctor suspected fetal macrosomia and said that I wasn’t progressing at 37 weeks, and subsequently insisted […]

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