Birth Stories & Pictures

An Inspiring Natural {Hospital} Birth

April 28, 2014

A Birth Story. Warning: It May Take You Longer To Read This Than It Did For Me To Give Birth These are the facts you should know about me: I have had four children.  My first birth, a daughter, happened a month after my seventeenth birthday.  It was a hospital birth and while not a […]

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Peaceful Birth in the Alaskan Mountains

April 28, 2014

Rebecca M. writes, “I wanted to share my story, because your blog is what initially inspired me to give birth my way. I had my first little girl very young, in a hospital, medicated and hooked up to all kinds of equipment. IV in place, monitor on my belly, completely uncomfortable and unable to enjoy […]

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The Birth Story {PART 2}

April 16, 2014

{Read Part 1 Here} We headed for home anxious, excited, tired, and hungry. Because it was 10:30 now and we still had not eaten, we decided to stop at Sonic. Although it wasn’t the healthiest course of action, it was right off the interstate. We live in the country, it was honestly the last option […]

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Living Your Birth Story {PART 1}

April 15, 2014

Like all other births, this story begins far before the actual birth day. Closing on our first year of marriage, a difficult first year, Eli and I found out we were pregnant on the Sunday before our anniversary, amidst an argument and a move from one crappy duplex to another slightly less crappy duplex. Eli’s […]

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An RN’s Natural Hospital Birth {The Birth Story of Natalie Jadis}

April 14, 2014

My estimated due date was Dec. 3, 2012.  That came and went.  My 3 year old son, “W” and I found lots of activities to keep us busy, since I was officially on maternity leave from work.  We played in the fresh foot of Wisconsin snow; we went swimming and even went sledding December 12th.  […]

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An Open Letter to Birth Without Fear

April 9, 2014

At Birth Without Fear, we receive hundreds of emails on a daily basis. Many of them are birth stories, to which we say: squeee! Some of them are spam, to which we say: didn’t I create a filter for you? Some of them are hate mail, to which we say: Thank you for your feedback? And, also, […]

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Unintended Unassisted and Completely Peaceful

April 7, 2014

Veronika shares this story of her unintended unassisted home birth… and what it was like to nurse her toddler during early labour. “My darling Penelope Green, this is the story of your birth… It was a hot day on July 19th, I was 41 weeks and four days pregnant with you. I had been having […]

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Deep Rooted Faith Leads to a Healing Second Birth

March 26, 2014

Surita Carstens from South Africa described her first baby’s birth as, “…one of the most traumatic experiences in our lives.” We published that story in 2012 and it moved many of us to tears with its senseless cruelty. At the end of it she wrote, “I hope that one day I can have a VBAC […]

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A Healing Birth {Learning To Trust My Body}

March 11, 2014

A good way to start any story is with a little background. So I will start by telling a brief story of the birth of my first and hospital experience. When I found out I was pregnant with my first, I did not know much about, well, anything! Especially not birth. I have always been […]

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Premature Birth at 32 Weeks {A Healthy Baby Boy!}

March 11, 2014

Janita shares this inspiring story of her son’s premature birth at 32 weeks – and her commitment to breastfeeding. “On the morning of the 22nd April at 6.30am, at exactly 32 weeks pregnant, our adventure started. I was woken by a distinct ”pop” sensation and a small amount of liquid. Since I was still half […]

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