Birth Stories & Pictures

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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A Midwifery Student’s Birth Without Fear {With Pictures}

October 7, 2014

I got pregnant with my first son when I was just about 18. I really wanted to give birth at the out of hospital birth center that a lot of my friends were giving birth at, but my mom and other friends convinced me it was best to have my first at the hospital, in […]

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An Unplanned Home Birth {Birth Without Fear}

October 7, 2014

My first two sons came quickly.  My first born in four hours and my second in two.  Both were easy, exciting and obviously fast! When I got pregnant with my third son, I figured his birth would be a fast blur in my mind but that I would at least have time to get to […]

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A Beautiful Cesarean Breech Birth in Pictures

October 3, 2014

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. “~Marie Curie     Photography by Apple Blossom Families based out of Vancouver, Canada. You can follow Apple Blossom Families on Facebook and Instagram.  

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These Twin Girls Will Capture Your {Heart}

October 3, 2014

These are my little girls, Gaia & Mila. They are sleeping in the “hazelnut”  position. Then and with them holding hands.   {Greetings from Slovenia, Danica}

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Completing Our Family, Part III {A Story of Loss and Hope in Three Parts}

September 30, 2014

Vanessa continues the story of her quest to complete her family. After two miscarriages, two complicated pregnancies, a traumatic and premature birth, she and her husband knew that, despite the warnings from family and friends, they were meant to have another baby. At this point in her story, she is in her third trimester, pregnant […]

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Completing Our Family Part II {A Story of Loss and Hope}

September 27, 2014

Today, we continue a story shared with us by Vanessa from Michigan. Despite many challenges and deep loss, she knew she wanted to carry more children. This is the story of her journey to complete her family. Read Part I Read Part III “We found out just shy of 16 weeks that we were expecting […]

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Completing Our Family, Part I {A Story of Loss and Hope}

September 27, 2014

Vanessa from Michigan wrote us the incredible story of her journey to complete her family. Her story is a story of loss and grief, but also hope and persistence. It’s about illness and premature birth, but also survival – and most importantly, about the strength of a loving family. We will share this story in […]

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