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The Stories of My {Three} Children’s Births

August 26, 2014

I am strong because at 28 weeks I kept going into preterm labor, but managed to keep my baby in until 38 weeks. I am strong because I wanted a completely natural delivery without medications or any intervention from doctors, nurses, etc. (especially a C-section)! I am strong because I went into labor on September […]

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I Am Strong {OverComing Judgment}

August 26, 2014

I am strong. I am strong because after 32 weeks of the most beautiful and fulfilling pregnancy a girl could dream, I developed a severe headache that I attributed to annual allergies and headed to work as I had done for the last 6 months. I am strong because at 32 weeks and 1 day […]

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Overcoming Infertility {I Am Strong}

August 14, 2014

I am strong because I experienced things as a child and teenager than no one should ever go through. It took many years for me to be able to forgive those that hurt me. I am strong because I left for the Peace Corps right after college where I met the most amazing man that […]

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A Healing Homebirth After Cesarean {Slideshow}

August 14, 2014
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Our Third Son, Our First Home Birth {Papa’s Story – Follow Up from Mama’s!}

August 12, 2014

Yesterday, we published Ashley’s version of her third son’s home birth story. Today, we have the father’s version of events. Aaron tells us what’s up with home water birth and how it felt to be filling the pool, comforting his wife, and feeding his kiddos at the same time. “On the morning of our 41st […]

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Our Third Son, Our First Home Birth {Mama’s Story – Read Papa’s Tomorrow!}

August 11, 2014

Ashley G. shares the story of her third son’s quick home water birth, attended by two quick-moving midwives. Tomorrow, read her husband’s version of events and find out just what he was thinking when he received a one-word text from his wife: pool. “Riley’s pregnancy was physically very easy but emotionally, it was another story. […]

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The Hospital Induction Birth of Ida Mae

August 9, 2014

This is terribly long and I could have gone on and on… Todd and I went to an appointment with my midwife August 14th. I was 40 weeks and six days pregnant, so basically a week overdue. Our midwife had us do a non-stress test where they monitor the baby’s heart rate for 20 minutes. […]

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The Long, Beautiful Births of Solla Zakara and Winter Lumina {Natural Birth Story of Twins}

August 5, 2014

I can still feel my heart drop. I can still feel how cold my feet went, as if they weren’t even part of my body anymore. I was 20 weeks pregnant. The ultrasound tech was swiping back and forth, from my left to my right, and in almost perfect Pisces form it went head-spine, spine-head. […]

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Infertility, Twins, and Family {I Am Strong}

July 29, 2014

I am strong because I went through 4 years of infertility, the last 2 of those years were filled with fertility treatments.I am strong because on one of my first fertility treatments I saw the much anticipated faint pink line. I am strong because on the same day that I saw and photographed this line […]

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Stopping the Cycle of Abuse {I Am Strong}

July 28, 2014

My name is Ashley, I am 30 years old, and I am strong.I am strong because I was 16 when I became pregnant with my first child. I am strong because I chose to keep him instead of giving him up for adoption.I am strong because I stayed in school, worked part time to pay […]

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