Birth Stories & Pictures

Margot’s Birth Story – Part I

October 20, 2014

It feels appropriate to say that my daughter Margot’s birth story started two days before she was born. It was early February 2013, and I was officially 40 weeks + 1 day overdue, lying on the table in a doctor’s office, with my midwife telling me that no, sorry, the baby hasn’t dropped yet, so […]

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I Am Strong – Cesarean Birth After Neonatal Loss

October 20, 2014

*trigger warning* I am strong because in April of 2012, I gave birth to a precious baby girl named Evelyn, prematurely at 24 weeks due to incompetent cervix, premature labor, and infection. I am strong because I endured a frightening classical c-section 4 hours after entering the hospital with a smile on my face, knowing […]

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The Healing Home Birth of Baby Lucas

October 17, 2014

The birth of my first son was in a hospital. I like to say nothing traumatic happened to me to make me question the way I gave birth and to seek out other options, better options, but I feel now that I was in denial. I cried for weeks after his birth feeling guilty for […]

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Jyn’s 8th Baby {Hospital Waterbirth}

October 17, 2014

I have been pregnant every year since 1998 with the exception of 2004. We lost 2 in that time, but I have effectively been either pregnant and/or nursing for the past 14 years. Just because you have been pregnant and have birthed a lot does not mean the next one will be easier. Your body […]

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A Mother Will Overcome {I Am Strong}

October 16, 2014

A short and sweet story of a teenage mother, or just a mother, this is Jada’s story: I am strong because I found out I was pregnant at 17, two months into a relationship, and decided then to keep the baby. I am strong because I decided to end the relationship, because I wasn’t happy […]

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Healing Hospital VBAC Picture

October 16, 2014

I just recently had my daughter (almost 3 weeks ago) and I’ve had several ladies tell me I should share this photo from my birth… so here it is! We had a beautiful, wonderful, healing VBAC in a hospital and this picture says everything. The support that I had from my doctor, my nurses, my […]

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Homebirth Filled with Patience and Love {Water Birth & Cord Burning}

October 10, 2014

On Friday, April 18th, your daddy, sister, and I were leaving the house for dinner.  I had just stepped outside when I felt a small gush. I joked with your dad that maybe my water was leaking. We went about our evening and had a lovely dinner and then went for a short walk. As […]

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My Healing Hospital VBAC

October 9, 2014

To tell Mel’s birth story, I have to say a few words about Katherine’s and Laeney’s birth stories. Laeney’s birth was a hospital induction. At my final ultrasound, my doctor told me my placenta was failing and she was losing weight in the womb. They told me she would only be 4 lbs and might […]

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Generations of Support {Birth Without Fear}

October 8, 2014

Three generations of women gathered around to welcome the fourth. A mother’s strength. Welcome to the world little lady. Family. Midwife is Michelle with Lavender Moon Midwifery  based out of San Diego, CA. You can follow Lavender Moon Midwifery on Facebook. Photography by Catie Stephens of Vuefinder Photography in San Diego, CA. You can follow them on Facebook here.

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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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