Birth Stories & Pictures

Surviving a Tubal Pregnancy: A Story of Hope

October 11, 2016

Disclaimer: A tubal/ectopic pregnancy carries serious risks. This is one woman’s experience and is a rare outcome. Nothing shared here replaces medical advice or reflects any other woman’s experiences or needs or outcomes. I wanted to be a mother from as far back as I can remember. But I suffered from an eating disorder and […]

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My CBAVBAC – Cesarean Birth after VBAC

March 9, 2016

The birth of my second child was shared on your blog several years ago: Long Labor Ends with Beautiful HBAC. With my home birth I really wanted to inspire other women. I wanted to show them that they are capable of having the birth that they want. This time around, I think it’s important to […]

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Emily’s Birth Story

March 8, 2016

Monday, the 15th of December, 2014 – my husband and I anxiously waited in the waiting room of the hospital for our midwife appointment. At this point, I was eight days late and we were a little anxious to meet our baby we’d waited nine long months for, anxious about the impending labor and delivery […]

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HBA3C with Inverted ‘T’ Scar

March 7, 2016

{Each woman, baby, and birth are different. Educate yourself, hire the right support, and do what is best for you and your baby. We share experiences and wisdom that is passed on from mother to mother. Please contact your care provider for questions or concerns regarding your pregnancy and birth.} “The knowledge of how to give […]

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Happy Hospital Birth

March 4, 2016

My name is Krista Parrilla and I am the mother of two beautiful babies. My birth story will, hopefully, bring positive light to hospital births. Although, my birth was not planned to be in a hospital, but at home, it turned out the way I planned. I knew my midwife personally. I was her son’s […]

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Arlo’s Birth Story

March 3, 2016

I was 38 weeks and 1 day, and it was it was 2:30am on the morning of my husband Jeremy’s birthday. I was trying to sleep when my cat, Sparky, crept up to me and purred as I patted her and she snuggled into my tummy. I adjusted my hips slightly and suddenly felt a […]

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“I Pooped My Baby Out on My Hands and Knees!” – My Birth Story Without Husband or Midwife

March 2, 2016

I wanted to share with you the birth story of my second child, my daughter, Elizabeth Rose. The support and strength that I’ve gained from following you through social media these last two years, as well as attending two BWF conferences, helped get me through this sweet baby’s birth without my husband or my midwife. […]

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I Am Strong – A Premature Birth Story

February 26, 2016

I had my birth completely planned out to the smallest detail: I had a midwife, a birth center, a natural birth plan. Everything was perfect. At six weeks until my due date I woke up to my water being broken, I had to rush to the nearest hospital without my midwife and with all plans […]

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Finding Healing in a C-Section

February 25, 2016

My story really begins with my first two babies’ births. When I was about 37 weeks, we found out our first little girl was breech. We had planned a natural birth with Hypnobabies and midwives at the best hospital in our area, so to hear she was breech was crushing. We started doing everything we […]

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