Birth Without Fear

Overcoming 9 Months with {Hyperemesis Gravidarum}

October 8, 2014

I am strong because I survived nine months with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which causes severe nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. I found out I was pregnant back in December of 2013. We were in the middle of moving into our new home, and I had the sudden urge to throw up my lunch. I brushed it off […]

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A Midwifery Student’s Birth Without Fear {With Pictures}

October 7, 2014

I got pregnant with my first son when I was just about 18. I really wanted to give birth at the out of hospital birth center that a lot of my friends were giving birth at, but my mom and other friends convinced me it was best to have my first at the hospital, in […]

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Loss, Rainbow Baby, Heart Surgery {I Am Strong}

October 7, 2014

I am strong… I am strong because when I was 30 years old my dream came true and I was finally pregnant. I am strong because three weeks later I suffered a miscarriage and was heartbroken. I am strong because even though I lost almost a year of my life grieving the loss of my […]

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An Unplanned Home Birth {Birth Without Fear}

October 7, 2014

My first two sons came quickly.  My first born in four hours and my second in two.  Both were easy, exciting and obviously fast! When I got pregnant with my third son, I figured his birth would be a fast blur in my mind but that I would at least have time to get to […]

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Triplets: Our Birth Story

October 6, 2014

{by Brittany Yankowski} Women don’t want vaginal births so they can receive an award, or a trophy, or acknowledgement. Women want vaginal births because their body was made to birth a baby. Or two. Or three. The first thing I said when we learned we were carrying not one, but three babies, was that I didn’t […]

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These Twin Girls Will Capture Your {Heart}

October 3, 2014

These are my little girls, Gaia & Mila. They are sleeping in the “hazelnut”  position. Then and with them holding hands.   {Greetings from Slovenia, Danica}

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Bummis Duo Brite All-In-2 Deluxe Review

October 1, 2014

As a cloth diapering mom for the majority of the past three and a half years, I am always excited to try a new diaper on my kids. When Bummis asked for a review of their Duo Brite All-In-2 Deluxe Pack, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this brand that somehow I had never […]

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The Fear and Anxiety of the Dad-to-Be

September 25, 2014

No one reading this needs an explanation of how men and women are different. It’s generally accepted that men, for the most part, are logical fixers and women are, overall, emotional nurturers. Men like to see things from an empirical point of view, cut to the chase, and get to the root of the problem and […]

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Frank Breech Hospital Birth of 11lb. 2oz. Baby Boy

September 25, 2014

“Last year I photographed the completely natural birth of a frank breech baby boy. His mum was planning a home birth but on the morning of her going into labour, it was found that her ‘wee’ man was breech.  She knew right from that moment that she would give birth to him naturally, and she choose […]

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