Birth Stories & Pictures

Supportive Home Water Birth In Pictures

November 21, 2014

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Theodore Hesburgh Photography by Photos by Lei serving the Austin, TX area.

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Birth Of Elsie {Homebirth Story With Siblings}

November 19, 2014

We were just waiting for the Braxton Hicks contractions to turn into the real deal so we could get our daughter here.  Sunday morning was spent with the church family and then the afternoon was spent with Greg’s family celebrating his mom’s 55th birthday. I was feeling pretty good and honestly didn’t feel like I’d […]

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The Birth of Sicily Rose {Postpartum Hemorrhage, Vanishing Twin Syndrome}

November 18, 2014

Had it not been for your blog and all the  amazing women behind the stories you share, I might not of had the courage to go through what I endured. But, looking back now, I made and I’m a stronger mother and women for it. This past February, we welcomed our second daughter, Sicily Rose […]

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A Doula’s Empowering Birth Story

November 12, 2014

I woke up Monday (for the third or fourth time) around 7:45 am, went to the restroom and noticed more bloody show. I had some pink tinged mucous all weekend so I knew some kind of change was happening. Last Monday at my 38 weeks checkup I was 2+ cm dilated and about 50% effaced. […]

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Healing Through Birth

November 12, 2014

I’m writing this in hopes that it will help with my healing. It’s been two months since my son came into this world and I feel like my story needs to be shared. A little back story: My husband and I got married at the ripe old age of 20 after only dating for a […]

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Finally, Relief! {A Painful Pregnancy, Spinal Injury}

November 6, 2014

This is Tammy’s story. May 13, 2011 (Friday the 13th), I picked up my two children from school, (ages 7 and 4) and was a block away from my home when I was in a terrible accident. I was rushed to the ER where they found I had a collapsed spine, and I underwent surgery. […]

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Unassisted Homebirth of a Baby Girl

October 31, 2014

Amanda Rogowski shares the story of her second daughter’s birth – a beautiful and empowering unassisted birth at home.  I decided to have an unassisted birth before I even had children. I have always believed in women’s abilities and intuition. I remember trying to tell my husband, Krzys, with our first pregnancy, and he thought […]

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Emergency C-Section Picture {Husband Support in the OR}

October 29, 2014

My second born son, Ryder, was brought into the world via emergency c-section due to low fluid and complications at 34 weeks gestational age- 6 weeks premature. I went in for a routine appointment and ultrasound around 9am the morning of October 5, 2011. He was not moving or responding to outside stimulation, his heart […]

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Margot’s Birth Story – {Part II}

October 21, 2014

Well, this story takes off where Part I ended. In Part I, I recounted the story of my daughter Margot’s birth – an intervention-free natural water birth, which was far and wide the most profound and empowering experience of my life. I had an iron will and a driven outlook on a woman’s body’s capability […]

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The Story Of My Birth Without Fear

October 21, 2014

To say I wasn’t the slightest bit afraid would be a lie. I had mentally prepared myself the past nine months to be brave and not doubt my strength or be afraid of what was to come.  But there was still this little itch deep in the back of my mind telling me I should […]

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