Birth Stories & Pictures

VBAC Plan Turns into a Healing Repeat C-Section

October 28, 2013

I had a very traumatic cesarean section birth with my first son. He was induced at 39 weeks because of my rising blood pressure and labor progressed uneventfully. I had an epidural and got to the pushing stage, but he got stuck in my pelvis after pushing for 3 hours. I was terrified of the […]

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A Homebirth with a Midwife and Guidance from the Lord

October 22, 2013

We found out that we were expecting baby #2 on June 19th, 2012 and that baby was due to arrive around February 28th, 2013. We were so excited to be adding another little one to our family and for our first daughter to have a sibling. From the start of the pregnancy I thought we […]

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A Home Water Birth Based on Faith and Evidence Based Care

October 21, 2013

Around my daughter’s first birthday in December, it was placed heavily my heart to have another child. I had just graduated college, and the timing seemed perfect. My husband agreed and we found out we were expecting in January with an estimated due date of around September 17! I immediately started researching home birth midwifery […]

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5 Hour Home Birth

October 20, 2013

{Editors Note: This story comes to us from Elizabeth. I have to say that I really connect to the start of the story – my own labor started after a long walk around IKEA!} Our first daughter, Penelope, was born in 2010 in the hospital – natural and with no intervention.  I knew that for […]

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Logan’s Birth Story {Med-Free Hospital Birth}

October 17, 2013

My husband and I had been through two early pregnancy losses before we found out I was expecting again. The early days of my pregnancy were full of fear and living with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which meant weeks of endless nausea, vomiting, dehydration, IV treatments and needle pokes from a Zofran pump. Around 16 weeks that […]

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Sticking Up for Myself and My Birth

October 16, 2013

I went to get induced on the 12th of July 2011, I was getting regular contractions but they weren’t painful. I was in pre-labour. They decided to insert the first lot of gel, I was fine with that and went for walks around the hospital. Then, while walking my hind waters broke, so the nurses/midwives […]

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Wyatt’s Birth Story {Fast Birth Story}

October 16, 2013

“This is the story of my middle child, Wyatt’s birth, as told via email September 2010. A treasured memory I will relive in my heart many times over. Many thanks for all you support & inspire!” -Kristin So, any of you that know me at all, know that the fact that i’m emailing you at 5:30 am could only […]

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A Healing Hospital Birth {After a Delivery that Resulted in PTSD and Birth Trauma}

October 8, 2013

This birth story of my daughter Kayla was my healing birth after having suffered a traumatic birth experience with my son Alex in December of 2011. When I gave birth to Alex, it was a traumatic, intense birth to say the least. I struggled with PPD and PTSD as a result of his birth.  I wanted […]

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Military Base Homebirth

September 24, 2013

My husband and I have been married 6 and a half years and he is active duty Air Force.  We had our home birth in base housing here in North Dakota.  As I lay here in bed on Father’s day, with my son wrapped tightly beside me and Aaron catching up on some sleep he’s […]

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Difficult Pregnancy and Traumatic Birth {Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Gestational Diabetes, Cholestasis And Induction}

September 24, 2013

My pregnancy and birth were by no means ideal or what I had planned. But sometimes its more important to hear about the births that didn’t go to plan than the ones that did. If my experiences can help just one person then my story is worth sharing. – Johanna Ever since I was a […]

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