Birth Stories & Pictures

The Birth of Robinson Blake Sylvester: Part II

December 2, 2016

Kara shares with us the powerful story of her son’s birth. Read Part I here.  At around 7:15 a.m., I decided it was time to get in the birth tub. I ripped off my skirt and hopped in. The water was so warm. I felt my tense legs relax a bit. I had another contraction, and […]

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The Birth of Robinson Blake Sylvester: Part I

December 2, 2016

Kara shares with us the powerful story of her son’s birth. In October 2015, we found out we were expecting our fourth little miracle. It was a definite surprise to us, coming sooner than we had planned. There was no trying, or medications, or hoping month after month like the last time. It was definitely not […]

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VBAC Birth Story

December 1, 2016

Here’s some background about my first labor/birth that ended in a Caesarean: I planned to deliver at the local birth center. At 41 weeks and 5 days we started induction, with a foley only. I dilated to 8cm before labor stalled. We transferred to the hospital with plans of doing a Pitocin induction, but that […]

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Elena and Tobias Come Home: A Twin Birth Story

November 30, 2016

Jennifer McLennan shares with us the beautiful story of her twins’ birth in 2015.  As I sit down to finally write into words the story of my twins’ birth, I am watching them sleep in their bed from my desk. They are about to turn one. They are strong and healthy and not a day […]

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Caroline’s Birth Story

November 30, 2016

Jesse got home from work at around 5:15 p.m. I was feeling incredibly tired, so I asked if I could go lie down. He agreed to feed and get the girls to bed. I fell asleep at around 6 o’clock. I woke up at 10:30 feeling much better, and joined him in the living room. At about 10:45, I felt […]

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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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