Birth Stories & Pictures

A Long-Awaited Natural Birth: My VBA2C

December 16, 2016

Michaela shares with us the story of her son’s birth.  My husband and I had our first child in 2006, when we were 18 and 17 years old respectively. I had a healthy pregnancy with no complications, but my doctor suspected fetal macrosomia and said that I wasn’t progressing at 37 weeks, and subsequently insisted […]

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The Freebirth of Poppy

December 16, 2016

Kerry shares with us the incredible story of her daughter’s freebirth at home.  This was my first unassisted pregnancy and planned unassisted birth, after two beautiful midwife- assisted home births. At around 37 weeks I began experiencing intense exhaustion; I couldn’t rest enough. All I wanted to do was sleep, and I felt extremely fatigued. […]

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A Restorative Water Birth

December 15, 2016

Blythe shares with us the story of the birth of her fifth child.  I had my fifth baby 16 months ago – I had an induced birth at 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I wanted so badly to have a water birth. I fell in love with birthing in water back in 2008 when […]

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My Final Birth Story

December 14, 2016

Jessica shares the story of her third son’s birth at home.  I wanted to write about the birth of Mattis, our third baby boy, but I quickly realized in order to get to the point of my husband and me deciding to have a home birth, it would take a little back ground info; well, […]

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Veda’s Birth Story

December 14, 2016

Liz shares the story of her third child’s birth at home.  Birth. There is so much packed into those five letters. Something that, no matter how hard you try, is so hard to give the words its beckons to describe it, because not one is the same. It is a cross between two literal worlds, […]

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Sojourn’s Birth Story

December 13, 2016

We thank Rachel for returning to the BWF blog and sharing her third birth story with us. Her first birth story is here, and her second is here. One month ago, I was laying in bed with a tight round drum of a belly, snuggling a sweet Sparrow and her far-flung limbs. I was 41 weeks […]

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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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