Birth Stories & Pictures

Lane’s Birth Story

December 13, 2016

Abbie tells us about the birth of her son, Lane. I figured I needed to write this all down before I forget the good detailed bits about Lane’s birth. There was so much beauty in it. I have fallen in love with being a mother and even more so with the process of becoming one. […]

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Dorian’s Birth Story

December 12, 2016

Dominika shares the beautifully moving story of her son Dorian’s birth.  Dorian’s due date was on September 17th, so I decided to start my maternity leave a little earlier to give myself some downtime. My last day of work was on Friday, September 5th. Little did I know that Dorian would be taking his sweet […]

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My Birth Story: When Things Don’t Go As Planned

December 9, 2016

Kyla shares with us the moving story of her daughter’s birth. My due date came and went. For eight days I experienced periods of contractions, which varied in length and intensity. They got my hopes up. Every. Single. Time. I went through hours of what I thought was labor, each time believing this must be […]

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A Positive Emergency Induction Story

December 9, 2016

Natalie shares the story of her son’s induced birth. I’d been researching about babies and birth for as long as I can remember; so when my husband, Greg, and I found out we were pregnant, I was so excited to put what I had learned into practice. I hated reading stories about all the awful things that went […]

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My VBAC Story

December 8, 2016

Sherry-Ann shares her beautiful VBAC birth story. I always knew that I wanted to birth my kids the way nature intended – naturally. I had always said that if my mom was able to do it (and my mom has a very low pain tolerance), then I could, too. When I was pregnant with Joshua, […]

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HBA2C: Fox’s Birth Story

December 8, 2016

This powerful mama shares the story of her son’s birth at home.  After two c-sections, my husband and I had decided that we were done having children. My first child was born by emergency c-section at 33 weeks gestation, due to severe preeclampsia; and three years later, our second daughter was born via repeat c-section for “being […]

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Surprise! It’s Twins!

December 7, 2016

Lindi shares with us the story of the birth of her twins. Surprise! It’s twins. With my first child I was pushed into an induction. First child; I had no idea. I’m a go-with-the-flow gal when it comes to labor. I was told my baby was very big and if I waited I might not […]

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A VBAC Story

December 6, 2016

Rita shares the story of her daughter’s birth – a healing VBAC. My first baby was born via cesarean section. Like many women, I never imagined that I would need a C-section; I never thought that would happen to me. Imagine my surprise when after 24 hours of labor, my midwife announced to me that […]

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Unplanned Home Birth

December 6, 2016

Hi all! Our little guy’s due date was January 20th, 2016. Being first-time parents, my husband and I were SO anxious to meet our son. I had a great pregnancy throughout, and continued to do CrossFit up until I was about 9 months along. I knew that I wanted a natural birth, and was determined to […]

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