Birth Without Fear

Motherhood Temper Tantrums

July 6, 2017

There are times in motherhood where you will simply lose your shit. I’m completely serious. If you haven’t yet, it is coming. If you have, then you know what I’m talking about. You’re exhausted, pulled in too many directions, and pushed too far. It usually builds up with lack of sleep, always being needed, life […]

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Oxytocin Vibes, Covered in Vernix, & Birthing Next to a Baby Deer

July 5, 2017

In case you missed the Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… Goodnight friends. 😴 “This is love. The most profound, squishy, sleepy love you’ve ever known… and it smells like heaven.” ❤️ @mamasolbirth _ #baby #newborn #birthwithoutfear #oxytocinvibes #postpartum #takebackpostpartum A post shared by Birth Without Fear™ (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun 24, 2017 at 7:33pm […]

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How a Loss Healed Me

July 3, 2017

This begins 12 years ago when I was 20. I was carrying a child I knew I couldn’t raise, so I opted for adoption. Her parents are fantastic people and we were lucky to have them in a position to come witness her birth. We thought H would be a boy, actually, but she surprised […]

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My Story Isn’t the Typical One: Overcoming Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

June 28, 2017

I had a very quick birth. My second baby was almost born on the interstate in the middle of the night. I was on the phone with my OB screaming that her head was almost out. As soon as I got into a room and managed to make a phone call to my birth photographer, […]

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Born En Caul, Twins in NICU, Hugs, & a Happy Baby

June 27, 2017

In case you missed the Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… And one of our favorites from last year by @kerfoxphotos. 💙 “One day he knelt to ask her to marry him, today he kneels to offer her support and strength when she needs it most. I distinctly remember the days of shooting weddings […]

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Overcoming Placenta Previa, NICU, & Hospital Policies to Birth a Beautiful, Healthy Baby Boy

June 26, 2017

I was 16 weeks pregnant when I thought I was miscarrying. It would be my second miscarriage. I was on a business trip in Minneapolis, 750 miles from my home in NE Ohio. Seven hundred fifty miles from my husband and family. As soon as my plane landed, I realized I was bleeding more heavily […]

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Starting Life as a Family of 3 in the Birth Center

June 23, 2017

Thursday September 22nd 2011 I was 38 weeks pregnant with my first baby, had finished my last day at work on the previous Sunday as a midwife and was looking forward to relaxing for the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy. Most things were ready for the baby’s arrival, but I still needed the […]

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I Am Wholly Here: The Healing Water Birth of Finn

June 21, 2017

There was a moment, just before Ellie reached a gloved hand inside of me, that I wondered if I was cheating. If my body was incapable of truly beginning labor on its own. 6 centimeters dilated, completely effaced, 42 weeks with him in my womb. I ached to feel the natural progression of things – […]

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Tree of Life, Vernix, and a Bubble of Support

June 20, 2017

In case you missed Birth Without Fear on Instagram this past week… Sweet squishy babe. ❤ Oh those lips and little fingers and vernix. The most amazing gift you’ll ever hold. 📷:@ashleymarstonphotography #skintoskin #justborn #birthwithoutfear #optionssupportrespect A post shared by birthwithoutfear (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun 12, 2017 at 9:08pm PDT Tree of Life. 🌳 The placenta […]

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