Birth Without Fear

The Births of 2 Miracle Babies {2 Preemies, 2 NICU stays, 1 Strong Mother}

July 7, 2014

In 2009, at the age of 18 as a senior in high school, I found out I was pregnant. I remember taking five pregnancy tests in the bathroom of the restaurant I worked in because I couldn’t believe it was true. Over the next few months, we began to prepare for our unexpected bundle of joy. […]

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Breastfeeding and the Workplace

June 26, 2014

***When I wrote my piece on community support and its effect on breastfeeding, we had a huge request for a follow up piece about breastfeeding and the workplace. So mamas – here it is!*** Breastfeeding in today’s social climate is sometimes an uphill battle. Not only do we encounter booby traps from the media and […]

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Morning Snuggles with Babies and Pets

June 4, 2014

Lily Rose’s fur brother, Murdoc, is not much of a snuggler, but when it comes to his baby human he won’t pass it up! This is what morning nursing looks like at our house! {Sarah} Updated picture! Still friends.

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A Natural Hospital Water Birth

May 27, 2014

My story really begins from 36 weeks pregnant. This is when the “challenges” began! Up until this time, everything had been going smoothly, and I was feeling fantastic. Then, at my 36 week appointment with my OB, she informed me that a blood test she’d gotten me to do previously had come back showing I […]

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Capturing Sweet Memories

May 24, 2014

Recently Canon Canada contacted me about their Rebel SL1 and a new app they are launching. They asked if I’d like to try it out. Now, I’m a 100% iPhone pic kind of gal, but thought, “Hey, why not? I have a lot of kids and am always around cute babies!” I started playing with […]

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The Natural Hospital Birth of Sloane {A Birth Photographer’s Birth Story}

May 21, 2014

When people would ask me when I thought I would give birth to our baby girl I always guessed that I would have her one week early. However, as I got further along in my 3rd trimester, I was sure that I was going to make it to my due date or at least go […]

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Cesarean Birth Trauma and then VBAC {2 Stories}

May 15, 2014

My first birth C-section and disrespect. I never doubted my body’s ability to give birth. I guess that is why I didn’t think I needed to research my birth options. My mother gave birth vaginally, her mother, my other grandmother had 10 children vaginally, all the way back to my great great grandmother who had […]

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I Am Strong {Breastfeeding in a Modern World}

May 7, 2014

I am strong because at 39 weeks and 1 day my son, Brendon was born. I am strong because I endured 24 hours of labor, and only dilated to 5cm and he still hasn’t dropped into the birthing canal. I am strong because after knowing I refused to have a cesarean section, my doctor told […]

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There’s No Place Like Home {Homebirth After Three Hospital Births}

May 6, 2014

“This is the story of the birth of my 4th child. My first home birth after 3 hospital births. To anyone having or planning on having a baby, I highly recommend homebirth as an option!  There is no place like home. There is no place like home! Being in your own space enables you to […]

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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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