Birth Without Fear

Overcoming Placenta Previa, NICU, & Hospital Policies to Birth a Beautiful, Healthy Baby Boy

June 26, 2017

I was 16 weeks pregnant when I thought I was miscarrying. It would be my second miscarriage. I was on a business trip in Minneapolis, 750 miles from my home in NE Ohio. Seven hundred fifty miles from my husband and family. As soon as my plane landed, I realized I was bleeding more heavily […]

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Starting Life as a Family of 3 in the Birth Center

June 23, 2017

Thursday September 22nd 2011 I was 38 weeks pregnant with my first baby, had finished my last day at work on the previous Sunday as a midwife and was looking forward to relaxing for the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy. Most things were ready for the baby’s arrival, but I still needed the […]

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I Am Wholly Here: The Healing Water Birth of Finn

June 21, 2017

There was a moment, just before Ellie reached a gloved hand inside of me, that I wondered if I was cheating. If my body was incapable of truly beginning labor on its own. 6 centimeters dilated, completely effaced, 42 weeks with him in my womb. I ached to feel the natural progression of things – […]

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Tree of Life, Vernix, and a Bubble of Support

June 20, 2017

In case you missed Birth Without Fear on Instagram this past week… Sweet squishy babe. ❤ Oh those lips and little fingers and vernix. The most amazing gift you’ll ever hold. 📷:@ashleymarstonphotography #skintoskin #justborn #birthwithoutfear #optionssupportrespect A post shared by birthwithoutfear (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun 12, 2017 at 9:08pm PDT Tree of Life. 🌳 The placenta […]

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Barely at the Birth Center! A Fast & Easy Birth

June 19, 2017

The birth of my first child Adelyn Perry was one of the greatest life changing, and empowering experiences that I have been a part of. It has put me in a place of awe and trust in the way God has beautifully designed a woman’s body. Probably like most new moms I was fairly naive […]

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Find Your Village Tickets Still Available For Seattle, WA & Portland, OR!

June 17, 2017

Today January Harshe is in Buffalo, NY! Next up on the schedule is Portland, OR and Seattle, WA on July 8th and 9th, respectively. There are still tickets left for both events, but not a lot. The Pacific Northwest has consistently proven itself to be a fan of Birth Without Fear, and this means that these two cities WILL eventually […]

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Educated & Empowered: A Home Water Birth

June 16, 2017

My birth story begins a few years before my son was even conceived! While my husband, Jeff, and I were dating we discussed children multiple times. We both knew that we wanted to have kids but I remember clearly telling him that I thought I wanted to adopt since my fear of childbirth was too […]

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Roaring for Aurora: A Hospital Birth Story

June 14, 2017

My entire pregnancy had been spent preparing my body and mind to bring a wonderful little girl into the world. Including the fact that as a first time mom, she would probably arrive later than her expected due date of April 10th! So in order to prepare for her arrival sometime in April I left […]

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Maternal Assisted Cesarean, Oxytocin, & 12 Year Old Catches Her Sibling

June 12, 2017

In case you missed our Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… “IT’S A BOY!!!” Hands down the best reaction in 100+ births and 6 years of doing this!” @kerfoxphotos _ Did you wait to find out or did you need to know?! _ #birthwithoutfear #dontforgetdads #optionssupportrespect A post shared by birthwithoutfear (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun […]

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